Best Slot Machine Tips Every Player Needs to Know

The biggest and best slot machine tips anyone can ever give you are: expect to lose and don’t allow your emotions to control your decision-making. That probably isn’t what many of you want to hear but it is the best advice I can give. We know that a slot machine is programmed to payout less than it takes in. The casino is guaranteed to make money on every single machine in their casino.

Then why do people continue to play them, and how come slot machines make up 70% of all gambling revenue? The simple answer for most people is they are fun to play, but there is a more powerful psychological system in play that is known as an intermittent reward system that makes it so enticing .

My advice to expect to lose is not anti-slot machines, it’s advice for slot players to keep things in perspective. There are no secret systems or tips that will guarantee you to win playing slots. Never has been, never will be.  By realizing you are probably not going to win allows you to remain in-control of your gambling decisions.

The biggest mistake a slot machine player can make is going to a casino with the expectation of winning. If you do, you are setting yourself up for failure. Casinos want you to believe that you can win, so that you will continue to play much longer than your bankroll will allow. Your job is to dictate how much money you are willing to lose playing slot machines and stick to it no matter what.

Does that mean you can never win? Of course not, but by going to the casino with an expectation of playing slots for entertainment purposes and you will probably lose allows you to enjoy yourself without ramifications. Unfortunately, most gamblers cannot keep control of the amount of money they wager and that is when all the problems ensue.

I was inspired to write this post from a recent review for my best-selling book on Amazon “Not Just Another Slot Machine Strategy System.

The review explained how a young lady went to Las Vegas for four days to play slots and incorporated the tips and strategies I advise in the book. She played for 4-days on her original $100. She realizes this will not always happen, but you could feel the excitement that she described because she was in-control of all of her actions and was able to go to Vegas for 4-days and have a great time playing slots on her original $100. I don’t want to put words in her mouth so you can read the full review verbatim here on Amazon.

Reviews like this give me more satisfaction than you will ever know. Anytime I can help someone from allowing the casinos to take their hard-earned money, or better yet help them take the casino’s money, it makes me a very happy man.

Best slot machine tip

My book on slot machines is a common sense approach about staying in-control, making the decisions that are appropriate for your bankroll, and never deviating from them. Everything a casino does is an attempt to take the decision-making process away from your logical mind and let your emotions dictate your actions.

You want to know how to beat the slots. Set-up exactly how much money you will spend, how long you will gamble, and what you will do with any money you win during a gambling session. Follow those decisions 100% for your entire trip and enjoy each time you hit the spin button. Regardless of your monetary wins or losses, you have won. You dictated the amount you would spend, you enjoyed yourself, and you did not let the manipulation tactics work. That is the best slot machine tip you can follow as a slot player.

About Greg Elder

I was 37 years old, a husband and father, a former teacher, college and high school basketball coach, and a business owner, I decided to give it all up (Not the husband and father part) to take a shot at pro gambling. I was coming off a job I hated selling insurance, and I vowed to do something I was passionate about. For the next year I would spend 12-15 hours a day researching, studying, and practicing advantage gambling techniques. The goal was to see if I could sustain our current lifestyle as a professional gambler. I wanted to find out if casinos really could be beat. At the time, I thought it may be the biggest mistake of my life, but my intentions were to have fun trying. It has been an interesting few years since that journey began. My feature book GAMBLERS FIGHT BACK has been released and can be purchased on my author site at I would consider my pro gambling career to be a success on all fronts. I didn't win millions of dollars, but I was able to enjoy every minute of it. It brought an excitement and passion back into my professional life. It has helped lead me to a writing career that I had no idea I even wanted before this challenge. I was able to write a book that shared with others exactly what I learned along the way.. Gambling professionally is not easy, but there are certain things the average gambler can do to increase their chances of success tremendously. That's the information I try to pass along to my readers.

2 Responses to “Best Slot Machine Tips Every Player Needs to Know”

  1. I agree in the main, of course there are always exceptions to the rule but slot machines do what they say on the tin, give you around 75% of your investment back.
    There is no statutory minimum percentage payout for a gaming machine but it must clearly state on the machine.
    Some players believe they are being shrewd by watching machines and jumping on if it hasn’t paid out in a while this is a futile pursuit as the machines work on a 1000-10000 game average for the payout.
    Anyone playing machines long term will be a long term loser by around 25% of their bank with a level stake money management system.

    • Hello,

      Thanks for the comments.

      Any casino that is regulated by a state gaming commission such as Las Vegas, AC, etc. has to abide by the state mandated minimum payback percentage. It differs by state but usually the minimum a slot can be set to payback is in the 80-85% range. Each slot machine is set individually by the manufacturer to payback over the “long-term” a certain percentage. The casino can dictate to the manufacturer the payback percentage they want as long as it does not fall below the minimum. Most machines are set higher than the minimum and the most common range is 88%-92%. Usually depends on the denomination. The general rule is the higher the denomination the higher the payback percentage. Indian reservations, “Racinos” are different and the laws they follow are a bit ambiguous and many don’t have a minimum payback they must follow.

      The bottom line is anybody who plays slots for a long period of time is mathematically destined to lose. Take care.


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