If you are playing on an online slot with a budget, there are several different methods that you can apply to make the coinage stretch a bit further. Before starting, you can adjust the amount of cash that you are spending per spin, so as soon as you have launched your favorite slot simply reduce this number to the minimum amount allowed.
This particular option is available on ALL slots and is the most obvious way of prolonging the time that you can spend playing. If your stake is set to the maximum that your budget will allow, the total playing time could literally be over in seconds.
If you are playing on a Classic single line slot, you won’t be able to reduce (or increase) the number of winning pay lines because it only has one, so your cash will therefore last even longer on a Classic Slot than it would do on an average Video Slot for that reason alone.
A Video Slot could have anywhere from 10 pay lines, up to usually no more than 100 pay lines. Some players would recommend reducing the number of lines that you are playing (per spin) to make those pennies stretch even further, but a seasoned pro will always tell you to bet the maximum number of lines per spin, so that you never miss out on a win.
Therefore, if the slot has 25 winning pay lines, bet on 25 pay lines. If it has 50 pay lines, bet on all 50. Never reduce the amount of pay lines, unless you really are trying to make your money last as long as possible, otherwise ALWAYS bet the maximum number of lines.
Don’t forget that if you are playing on a slot with just 15 winning pay lines, betting the maximum number lines will allow you to spend from as little as 0.15 coins per spin. If you are on a slot which has 50 pay lines, your minimum bet-per-line will instantly cost you more (0.50 per spin), so you will therefore already be spending more just because the slot has more pay lines. The fewer pay lines the slot has, the more money you can spend on spins.
After having just a few spins on most slots, you can generally sense whether or not it is going to payout. If you experience a few wins immediately after launching the slot, it’s usually a good sign that it is in a generous mood so you can afford to increase your stake a little (not too much). If you have been on the slot for a few minutes and it seems to be draining your balance, get off it.
Players tend to fall into a pit of despair and can let their balance spiral out of control. If you are experiencing this losing streak, just close the game and try your luck on a different slot.
Following these simple instructions is not going to guarantee that you will win, but it will definitely mean that you will get to spend more time playing on your favorite game. Bet low and always bet on the maximum amount of lines and if you have a gut feeling that it’s penny-pinching from you, don’t waste another second on it.