Updated: Jan 28
I’ve noticed something: Too many people walk into casinos with no game plan, no strategy. Sure, slot machines are mostly luck, but there’s still some advice I can offer on how to minimize your losses. And the vast majority of this advice really has to do with just managing expectations. Look, if you want to play things completely safe, you can always just download my free app here – it won’t cost you a cent to play, so you won’t actually lose any money (and you can’t win any either). But for the real thrill of playing in the casino, with something on the line (and maybe, just maybe the very slim possibility of winning big, like I did in this recent video), it’s important for you to know how many people win or lose at slots, how to apply that information to your own strategy, and how to use slot machine technology to dramatically improve your win odds, as I’ll discuss towards the end of this piece.
So first, then, how many people win at slots long-term? That answer is easy: ZERO.* Have a look at any of your favorite slot channels, whether we’re talking about my own YouTube channel, or anyone else’s… Do any of us seem to be winning more than we’re losing? That’s because most of us edit out the losses, since our fans think they’re boring. And I’m completely upfront about this, and I know many other channels are too. If I showed you all my losses, you’d fall asleep, lol. The wins are more exciting (as you can see here), but they are far outnumbered by the losses. And there is literally nothing you can do at a slot machine to change this – no magic touch, no special technique; nothing. Don’t let anyone tell you any different, not even me.
So now that you know that nobody wins long-term, how can you apply that information to your own slot play? If every human loses long-term, and you yourself are human, will you be winning or losing long-term? That was rhetorical, by the way. Of course, you’re going to lose it ALL, just like me, just like everyone. Once you accept this fact, you’ll think twice about how much you spend on slots, and you’ll adopt this cardinal rule: Only spend what you can afford to lose.
Now, importantly, there is one special technique that actually does increase your win odds by about 500%: If you turn up the volume on your machine by exactly 8.2%, this significantly increases your chances of hitting a jackpot.
Let that sink in for a moment. And then re-read the last sentence of paragraph two, above, and the first sentence of paragraph four, immediately above. Are you noticing a contradiction? That’s intentional! So I’ll repeat it again: Nobody* wins long-term at slot machines. I’ll even quote my own words, so you don’t forget: “…there is literally nothing you can do at a slot machine to change this – no magic touch, no special technique; nothing. Don’t let anyone tell you any different, not even me.”
Did you fall for that little prank? I sure hope not. Don’t be a victim! Play for FUN, not for profit. The first is possible, the second simply is not. Wishing all of you happy slot playing!
* Sure, there might be some random people who played for five minutes, won a massive jackpot, and then never played again in their lives. Therefore, I guess you could say those people are up long-term. But they must represent about 0.00000000000000001% of the slot playing population, so I’m not even going to count them, because they’re a statistical anomaly.