How to Win at Online Slots Games

Being a winning slot machine player is impossible. All slot machines are specifically designed in order to give the house a long term edge, so the house will always come out ahead if you play long enough. The only real way to counteract the house edge on slot machine games is to play a game with a really big jackpot, bet the max every time you play, and hope that you hit the jackpot. Then when you do hit the really big jackpot, guess what you do next? Stop playing that game.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t play slot machines. In fact, I think slot games, especially the really good ones, are a lot of fun. But you want to keep in the forefront of your mind that mathematically, what you’re doing when you’re playing a slot machine on a long term basis is paying for entertainment. You can calculate how much you’re paying for that entertainment by multiplying the house edge times your average bet times your number of spins per hour.

For example, if you’re playing a slot game with a payout of 95%, then the house edge is 5%. (The casino keeps 5% of every bet you make long term.) And if you’re average bet is $3, then you’re going to pay an average of 15 cents per spin to the house. (5% times $3.) Assuming you’re making 500 spins per hour, that game costs you $75/hour to play, which may or may not be a reasonable price for you entertainment. That depends on your bankroll.

Something else to factor into your calculation is how much the perks and bonuses you’re getting back from the casino are worth. If you’re playing in a land-based casino where you’re getting free drinks while you play, then you can subtract the cost of those drinks from you’re hourly cost. (Or you can add the cost of those drinks to the value of the entertainment you’re receiving–it’s just a matter of perspective.) My recommendation is to drink top-shelf liquor and premium beers in order to maximize the entertainment value you’re receiving. A Heineken can cost $4 a bottle in a nice restaurant. Drink two Heinekens an hour, and you’ve just lowered what it costs you to play each hour from $75 to $68.

Slot clubs also give back a percentage of your losses each hour, so definitely be sure you join the casino’s slot club and ALWAYS use your card to track your play. There’s absolutely no reason not to do this. Casinos also reward their larger slot players with comps like meals, show tickets, and free rooms, which all add up to reduce the amount of money you’re spending each hour that you’re playing on their machine.

So how to be a winning slot machine player? I’d sum it up by saying know how much it’s costing you to play each spin and each hour, take advantage of all the comps and the perks, and go for the big progressive jackpot.

Online Slot Machines – Microgaming Progressive Jackpots

Slot machines are the most popular form of casino entertainment, both at land-based and online casinos. The main categories of online slot machines are classic 3-reel slots, 5-reel video slots, and progressive jackpots. This article, the first of three, summarizes three Microgaming progressive jackpots, including Fruit Fiesta, King Cashalot, and Mega Moolah.

Fruit Fiesta comes in both 3-reel and 5-reel versions. Fruit Fiesta with three reels only accepts a 25¢ coin, and the maximum number of coins that you can bet per spin is 3 ($0.75). There are 3 pay-lines, 17 winning combinations, and wilds (Fruit Fiesta). Symbols on the reels include Fruit Fiesta, Single Bar, Double Bar, Triple Bar, Orange, Pineapple, and Watermelon.

The five-reel version only accepts a 5¢ coin, and the maximum number of coins that you can bet per spin is 15 ($0.75). There are 15 pay-lines, 36 winning combinations, wilds (Fruit Fiesta), and scatters (Melon). Symbols on the reels include Pineapple, Plum, Apple, Watermelon, Melon, and Orange.

King Cashalot has 5 reels, 9 pay-lines, and a medieval theme. It only accepts a 5¢ coin, and the maximum number of coins that you can bet per spin is 45 ($2.25). There are 32 winning combinations, wilds (King), scatters (Jester), and a bonus game. To activate the bonus round, you need to hit Dragon symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4. Symbols include King, Jester, Queen, Dragon, Knight, Turkey, and Pudding.

Mega Moolah has 5 reels, 25 pay-lines, and an African animals theme. It accepts coins from 1¢ to 5¢, and the maximum number of coins that you can bet per spin is 125 ($6.25). There are 36 winning combinations, wilds (Lion), scatters (Monkey), 15 free spins, and Mega Moolah Bonus Game. The bonus round is a Wheel of Fortune type bonus game. Symbols on the reels include Lion, Monkey, Elephant, Zebra, and Giraffe.

So there you have it, three Microgaming progressive jackpots, including Fruit Fiesta, King Cashalot, and Mega Moolah.

Whether you play slot machines in Las Vegas or at your favorite online casino, decide beforehand how much you want to spend during your gambling session and don’t exceed the spending limit should you lose.

What Are the Top 3 Flash Games of All Time?

The Flash games that are sweeping the internet are, in many cases, a come-back of other, older games that many of us loved and played from the time we could hold that joystick. You’re not required to use one of those these days, with flash game mania literally sweeping the world.

What are the top 3 flash games of all time? That depends of course on who you’re asking. Everyone has their personal favorites but some seem to really stand out in nearly every list that you’re going to find on the internet. Flash games are popular there is no getting around it but some are more than popular, they are literally a craze.

The top three flash games of all time, according to the experts (who may or may not have lost jobs over them) are these:

Bejeweled- switching the places of the various gems you make rows, columns, or parcels of gemstones that match, which removes them from the playing grid. They are replaced by other gems. The difficultly rises as the game progresses. Many of us played this on our PC in recent years, but the advent of the online flash game makes it even harder to get away from.

According to the experts at CNET, Chingam is the second most addictive game online and we’re inclined to agree. While no one seems to know where this one came from it certainly qualifies as addictive.

Number three has to be Desktop Tower Defense. The addictiveness level is extremely high because its a way to relieve your frustrations as you’re defending your tower while safely sitting on your sofa or at your desk.