If we haven’t won a sizeable amount of cash on a slot machine we move, by ‘sizeable’ we mean anything above $50 (we’re low rollers) per slot. The problem is every year we note that some of our favorite online slot games are becoming more and more volatile. Those days are long gone where we could play a slots with a bankroll of $20 and turn it into $30 or more. Nowadays you need a bankroll of at least $40 per slot to have a sporting chance.
It’s All In the Bankroll
It’s best to play the latest slot releases at our top online casinos with a budget of $200 or more.’Test’ 4 or more games simultaneously by splitting your bankroll into equal parts. Take an operator like PlayOJO Casino; not only is it licensed by the UKGC (United Kingdom Gaming Commission), it offers you a deposit bonus of £50 that’s equivalent to 50 free spins! It’s a nice head start and you get to play games like Planet of the Apes, Jungle Jim Eldorado and Gonzo’s Quest.
The average number of spins (called the pulls-to-hit) it takes to trigger a free spins feature is around 120 spins, obviously this also depends on your average bet per spin and the game’s volatility. To maximize your odds at winning we suggest that you deposit a minimum of £300 (300 spins). Extremely volatile slots like Mega Moolah can take up to 350 spins or more to hit a bonus.
If you’re playing a medium variance slots with an average bonus pulls-to-hit of 120 spins and you plan on playing it at 30 cents per spin, you’ll spend roughly $36 before you trigger a bonus mode. This amount includes all your wins, with $40 you have a decent chance at hitting one or more bonus. Your average stake per spin must always be within the confines of your bankroll.
The $40 test bet is based on a medium variance slots at the minimum bet of 30 cents and on your playing style. If you plan on playing at 60 cents per spin the appropriate bankroll would be $80 for that specific game. Be realistic when it comes to setting your budget because it determines your chances of getting ahead, patience is key too. The other side of the coin is that when it comes to playing slots or to be more specific a progressive, the more your average bet per spin is the better your chances are at winning.
Essentially if you have a bankroll of $400 you can split them between 10 slots with high average return percentages (RTPs) of 96% plus with free spins bonuses, or you can play 5 games with an average budget of $80. If you’re from the United States we recommend that you play Betsoft’s Stampede, Legend of the Nile, Fire & Steel, The Lucky Angler and Blood Eternal at Vegas Crest Casino.
Don’t panic if you failed to trigger a bonus mode on Fire & Steel with your $80, stop playing it and move onto the next slots. Besides chances are good you’ll make up the cash you’ve lost with the next one. The nice bit about playing these games is that you earn comps that can be exchanged for real cash once a certain amount is accrued, rebate on your losses and you’re working your way up the VIP ladder that offers increased benefits.
Valuable Slot Machine Advice
- Never play with ‘scared’ money or cash you can’t afford to lose. Gambling must be done for entertainment purposes only and must not be seen as a means to get rich quick. Keep in mind the house always wins because each game has a negative house advantage. Take a slots like Gonzo’s Quest for instance, its RTP is around 96%, for every £100 you wager you’ll win £96.
- Don’t try and win back the cash you’ve lost, if you lost your $40 bankroll on Legends of the Nile slots move onto Fire & Steel.
- Another way of doing it is to accept the dual welcome bonus package of 500% up to $2,500 plus 90 free spins offered by Vegas Crest. The bonuses can only be used to play Pinocchio and Fruit Zen slots. To a degree the bonus defeats the purpose of our experiment but it’s entirely optional and up to you if you want to go for it. Before a withdrawal is allowed the bonus wagering of 30x the deposit and bonus sum must be cleared.
- Regularly check the comps you’ve earned. Normally the casinos award 1 comp for every $10 you’ve wagered, 100 comps equals $1.
- Be patient and be consistent with your average bet per spin. After a big win if your average bet per spin was 30 cents don’t increase it to $3. Cash out any profit you’ve made and continue to play with your original bankroll.