Monday, December 1, 2008

3 Tips To Selecting The Right Slot Machine - Win More Money With Your Choice!!

With newer video slot machines taking the spotlight when it comes to popularity, regular mechanical slots from IGT are still among the most popular and profitable today. Knowing which slots give the best payouts and higher pay frequencies are absolutely important to making money on an otherwise tough to master game. There's no doubt that some card games offer the best win percentage, but there are also slot machines that offer a spectacular payback. I will go over several money making tips to selecting the right mechanical slot machine so that way we can all enjoy the best at what those gaming machines have to offer.

Tip#1-Select a machine that has a lower multiplier. Anyone who's played these type of machines know that your chances of hitting a nice line pay on a 10X pay machine is drastically lower than one that has a 2X pay or no mulitiplier. Studies have shown that these lower multiplier or wild machines offer a 30% greater payback than those machines that offer a higher multiplier. I can tell you on many occasions that I have almost pulled out my hair when I couldn't get anything on a 5X or higher slot machine on twenty dollars. The odds are through the floor with those. So as tempting as the high risk, high reward slots that offer greater pay, play some of the lower multiplier machines. You'll find that you will win more over a longer session than high multiplier games and more frequently.

Tip#2-Play a machine that uses one payline. To the novice slot jockey, it is not immediately obvious to play a single line machine. So hey, the more lines, the more chances to hit some nice pays, right?? Not true, what slot manufacturers have done is that they have spread out the symbols on their reels and have placed more blanks, therefore making it tough to get significant wins. Also, have you ever noticed the pay difference for getting three red sevens on a single line Double Diamond machine and getting the same line win on a five liner? It couldn't be any more different. Play the single line and win more for the lines and receive a higher payout frequency.

Tip#3-Bet the maximum money to win the biggest wins. This I couldn't stress as a staple in general mechanical slot play. Why bet one coin when you could bet three or more and win much more. Since we are dealing with mechanical slots and not multi-line video slots, we can all afford to bet only three coins. Players will find that the wins will come more frequently and the overall line wins will be much bigger. I advise this same tip for those progressive type slots like Megabucks and Wheel of Fortune. Ever bet one coin on the wheel and end up getting the bonus wheel symbol on the third wheel only to grind your teeth when it happens?? It has happened to the best of us, but it doesn't ever need to happen again.

In closing, with these three tips, you'll find the best paying machines and hopefully make more big wins than ever before. But I can't point out enough however that responsible game play will make the experience at the casino a fun one. When you're up, use common sense make clearer decisions. Don't get caught playing the games that have terrible payouts.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Top Video Slot Machines Fall of 2008 - Hot Reviews Of End of Year Games!!

This years seasons of change have brought newer and innovative video slot machines to the forefront of 2008. IGT led off the year with a brand mix of hotter and newer video slots to compete with other hot manufacturers. With stunning new slots with forty or more paylines, IGT was the one to beat. With 2008 coming to a close, other manufacturers are making it known that they can hang with IGT and its relentless assault. WMS gaming and Aristocrat have a splendid mix of video slots that players must check out. And these companies have unique characteristics that make their design and style that much more unique. Here is a brief list of some of the hottest games out in casinos right now.

Let's start out with this years biggest surprise smash and that's WMS Gaming's all new Wrap Around pays video slot machines. Probably two of the hottest and the most innovative machines feature endless pays that go from left to right and back around to the first reel for nonstop, edge of your seat action. The cool thing about this feature that no other manufacturer has, or even IGT for that matter, is that players can get a thrill of enjoyment out of all reels than just the first couple reels. You could literally get nothing in the first couple reels and by the end of the action you really can come out a big winner depending on what hits on the last few reel stops. WMS gaming's "Running Wild" and "Great Eagle" video slots are among the first to use the Wrap Around system. Another great featurette is the free spins bonus. Land 3 or more free spin symbols in a scattered layout and you get yourself anywhere from 10 or more spins. WMS gaming got a page out of the IGT stacked wilds book and integrated that feature in these two games as well. Also check out the brand new progressive hit "Wizard of Oz" with a variety of bonus chances and the Gilda Wild Reel feature that'll suer to win players over!! Outstanding gameplay dynamics and medium to high bonus hit frequency make these an absolute "Must Play" the next time you visit the casino.

Australia's Aristocrat gaming continues classic success with its healthy line-up of popular games such as 50 Lions, 50 Dragons, Sun & Moon, Tiki Torch Trilogy, Easter Island. Great game play and high hit frequency in regular line wins make these a popular choice among players. Although the overall choice in games is quickly aging with newer and hotter stuff in the market.

And finally IGT's fall season brings enhanced video slots to the stacked wilds, multi-way, and free spins grouping. Players will find excitement with new releases in Stonehenge, Red Rooster, 100 ladies, 100 wolves, Witches Riches, Night Sky, Kitty Glitter and the huge 3125 multi way pay Carnival of Mystery Masquerade. Carnival is a continuation from it's hugely popular carnival of mystery trilogy from IGT. In addition, check out the new Ebay video slots and Sydney Omarr's Zodiac Wheel Progressive video slots, they are always packed with folks who are thirsting for more.

And to bring things to a close, be on the lookout for IGT's newest look into slots with the Reel Depth technology. This enhanced look into the tradition mechanical slot features a multi-layered display for eye grabbing 3D looking animations. Some classics get the full treatment by the end of the year and include favorites like Double Diamond, Sizzling 7's, Slingo Jackpot, Triple Stars, and Red White & Blue for starters. And all games will come in 3, 4, or 5 reel varieties. Look for these and many others soon. Good luck playing and enjoy these fabulous games.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Win More Money at Blackjack With These 3 Casino Promotions

Blackjack by itself is a game of skill. And with common sense knowhow and a familiar understanding of how the game play mechanics work together, one can win over 60% of all those hands very easily per trip. Some well know casinos have even more player interactive bonuses that help players more than hurt them. Especially if you're not familiar with any of them, especially when we make just the "one" visit, it sure would be great to know what they are. Along with the chance to win money by getting those winning hands and beating the house, avid players can make an additional 10-15% more by utilizing these so called casino promotions. Here are the top three bonuses you just have to know before you make that next trip:

Promo#1-Most good sized casinos offer what they call "player's club" cards. What people don't know is that these promotions offer and give away more money, free slot play, gifts, comped meals, and free rooms as general play dictates. What the blackjack player has going for him/her, is that they can use the player cards to get what casinos call a match bet. Depending on how much play you put on a card (stats are tallied depending on bet amounts and play time), player's can get as much as four or five free matches up to $20 per hand in a day's playing session. Place your initial bet of $15 dollars, and with the promotional match, you would have a total of $30 being bet. Win that hand, and you'll win $30 dollars!! Just think how cool this is when your only initial bet was $15 to start, very cool!

Promo#2-Most single deck blackjack tables have something called a royal match bet. It's an extra side bet in addition to the main hand. Most of the time, royal match cannot exceed the initial bet. Place a royal match bet and if the two cards you get dealt are of matching suits (ie:heart-heart, spade-spade, diamond-diamond, or clubs-clubs), you win anywhere from a 3:1 or 5:1 payout depending on casino payout policies. These ratios are the most common. What's cool is if you win the royal match but lost the hand, in most cases you will come out even or ahead. So the next time you see a royal match, throw a dollar on it and try. It would not hurt because you normally win the match one out of four times anyways!

Promo#3-This last bonus is really cool. Some casinos have this extra bonus if you hit a certain combination of cards. Tables will normally have placards under the table limits to highlight these bonuses. I've seen plenty of twenty-one variations, but these are the big hits. Get dealt a 6-7-8 or 7-7-7 to total 21 and the house will pay you an additional $10-$25 dollars for achieving that. Also get a 7-card 21 or an ace-queen suited heart pair and the bonus is just as much. A nice little addition to the winnings and the wonderful thing is that it happens more often than you think!

So the next time you decide to make that weekend trip to the casino, be on the lookout for some of these casino-exclusive deals to help you win more money. Just keep in mind, it's just another opportunity for players to take more of the casino's money. Why leave it to chance??

5 Tips To Win Money at Blackjack - Win Over 65% Of All Hands

Casinos today offer some of the most competitive games available today. Blackjack is just one of the most historically famous and most played card games that takes a masterful understanding to win big. Am I asking those beginning or advanced players to go as far as counting cards of resorting to other cheap tricks to gain the house edge? No, not at all. But what I'm offering is an opportunity to learn some of the most basic plays that will give the player a 65% winning hand advantage over the house. Let's use some easy to understand basic math, play 100 hands and win 65 of them. Make the same exact bets for each, and by the end of the run, you're ahead! Sound's so nice, but what's involved to get there? It's so simple and effortless, however, one must gain control of the emotions to take full advantage of these sensible moves at the blackjack table. Here are the five best tactics to use to win over half of your hands:

Tip#1-This is easy, and it's a no-brainer. Play tables that offer only a one deck game. Stay away from the multi-deck shoes as these give the house a huge advantage. Your winning percentage literally drops to about 30% edge, not a smart way to approach the game. The tables get turned, with the richer concentration of face cards, the house easily attains 17-21's almost 75% of the time. And with that richer concentration, the player attains more busts or 12-16 hands frequently. Stay away from these at all costs.

Tip#2-Keep the betting consistant. Don't waver your bets with every hand. To take advantage of a winning hand percentage, keep the bets close by within 5-10 dollars each time. When your pot is running low, don't make the emotional chase bets to try and make up the losses. Gain control of your play and keep it steady. Like most slot machines, blackjack offers a 96% payback to even. So when the action gets hot and you're losing control, take a quick 15 minute break and rest your thinking for the next session.

Tip#3-Don't bet a double down or split high pairs unless absolutely necessary. If the house has 3's-6's showing, that would be a smart move to play and more than likely you'll win 80% of those doubles or splits. Don't split face cards because they're almost a sure win. Split all aces when you get them. And don't split or double when the dealer is showing high cards. It's again all basic blackjack but you would be surprised at how many players stray away from this basic strategy when they're not thinking clearly.

Tip#4-Play a hot table! Examine hot tables by playing into the emotions and psychology of other players. Also take the time to examine a running 3 play session and try to get an understanding of the win to loss ratio of each player. It's not illegal but you're using this as a tool to find out which tables are sure bets.

Tip#5-And finally, don't be afraid to play one on one with the dealer. Not that it's a bad thing to play with a full table of players. But the more frequently a dealer has to shuffle, the easier it is to quickly turn the tide to the house's advantage. The change in the winning percentage is only about a 1-5% decrease but every little winning edge makes the difference in this game.

With these winning blackjack strategies, I've been able to achieve wins consistantly with over half the hands played. Additionally, it's important to know that these tips take patience and emotional control. Blackjack is not a patient game by nature and the common tendency for most players is instant gratification. As great as that is, I would much rather win five hundred over the course of 5-6 hours than try to make it happen with careless high bets and irrational playmaking in a short period of time. Just consider all these plays and think how fun it can be to leave a casino a winner every single time. In closing, this IS a game everyone can win every single time. Please play responsibly.

Friday, September 5, 2008

In-Depth Video Slot Machine Review - IGT 's Witches Riches & Night Sky

Today's video slot review focuses on two hot new machines based on the "free spins" concept. IGT has recently released its newest slots "Witches Riches" and "Night Sky" for fans playing enjoyment. Similar to the previously released hit "Lotus Flower", these two games feature stunning visual graphics and superb intuitive gameplay that is easy to pick up and understand for being such a technologically advanced game. Allow me to go over some of the wonderful features that make these a must play on that next trip to the casino.

Witches Riches and Night Sky are fantastic plays of professionally drawn characters and symbols that make the game exciting with each passing bet. Players can play up to 25 lines and bet as much as 500 credits with this game. The various types of witch symbols pay the most credits from three on a paid payline to as much as all five on a winning payline. The great thing about this game is that there are stackable witches symbols that enhance the jackpot chances. And land five "Witches Riches" symbols on a winning payline and win the top award. Night Sky plays similarly only the game features planets and constellations as its big hits, much like the witches symbols from Witches Riches.

Bonuses are easy to achieve on each game. On Witches Riches, obtain three or more pink bottles in a scattered combination and the you are awarded 10 free spins. Receive five more with each additional bottle symbol to bettor the chance of the free spin winnings. All winning combinations pay triple the normal amount in the bonus spins. Night Sky has a similar bonus layout, only receive three or more "telescope" symbols to get the bonus started with the same amount of spins as Witches Riches. Additionally, there is an added opportunity to "re-trigger" the bonus spins as you go.

So if you're ever in the casino, check out these two newest hits from the IGT family of games. More reviews as the games come out. Have fun and play responsibly.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Video Slot Machine Hot List of Summer 2008 - Reviews And The Newest & Hottest Machines

As we clost out the summer of 2008, casinos worldwide have had the distinct pleasure of hosting the debut of some of the most fantastic video slot machines from all of the popular manufacturers. From what I can remember, 2008 has had the most new releases that I have seen in distant memory. And to hark back fond memories, the huge impact to more gaming choices rivaled those of the summer of 1999 when IGT released it's prime time set of hugely acclaimed classics like Enchanted Unicorn, Little Green Men, Leopard Spots and Double Diamond 2000 to just name a few. What is it about this year that the entire industry just decided to open a Pandoran's box of new flavor titles, and what seems to be the popular theme for this year and beyond?

Let's start off with the newest and the best of IGT. There's no denying that this company has set the bar high with it's most innovative games around. But what exactly did they do to make a huge impact? First of all, IGT has used the innovative and professionally crafted ideas around to cater to all slot players. From what I have seen in 2008, the main driver and popular idea are the "stacked wilds" and "free spins" concepts. Everybody that I have personally interviewed agree that the stacked wilds feature is one of the most exciting features in gaming today. One player even went as far to proclaim, "you just get more chances to win for the buck, I've won $100 from a dollar many times". It's an exciting phenomenon around, as these popular games are always packed with players waiting in lines to play the next one. Some of the scorching hot "stacked wilds" games this year include Wolf Run, Wild Wolf, Lil' Lady, 100 Wolves, Arctic Fox, Bombay, Desert Spirit, Grand Monarch, Red Lions and the innovator, Coyote Moon. All of the forementioned games fearue multi-stacked wild reels and a free spins bonus that gets players five or more spins with the chance to re-trigger bonuses. A truly thrilling and adventurous feature found through IGT's popular games.

And probably the most obvious feature to be found on most video slots is the "free spins" bonus feature. These games feature a bonus round within' the game that nets players extra spins at no extra cost. Players are forever in a love spin with this fantastic feature and just about every manufacturer has taken advantage of this thrilling chase for big winnings. Some of the summer's newest blockbusters from IGT include: Noah's Ark, Lotus Flower, Super Happy Fortune Cat, Davinci Diamonds/Rembrandt Riches, Cash Cove, Golden Gate Multi-Way, Space for Rent, Diamond Queen, Witches Riches and so much more. And the great thing about these games is that players can monitor the bets according to what's comfortable with them. Bet as little or as much all the way up to dollar bets, and pennies being the lowest denominator. There are more free spin games available everywhere than there was a couple years ago and they're more popular now than ever!

And what's hot from other manufacturers? Aristocrat still has its super popular lineup of hot games with some of the fore-mentioned features. Some hot hits include 50 lions, Sun and Moon, Tiki Torch, and Easter Island to name a few. Additionally, Williams Gaming is remaking some of it's classic played hits like Reel Em In with fantastic graphics and a tremendous gaming engine that the company has been known for in years. A company to keep your eye on in the coming years as they make a comeback run for success. And let us not forget some of those mystery progressive machines available. The newest slot featured this month is Ebay from IGT. Up to six players can play at one shot while a huge slot monitor rises high above for the bonus round. The great thing about this design is that everyone gets the bonus at the same time, and it comes up in a mystery progressive fashion. Excitement runs high as everybody is cheering on the huge winning combinations on the big screen and everybody receives multipliers for every winning hit. And don't count out Fort Knox, Party Time, World Poker Tour, Wheel of Fortune, and other mystery progressives, as these are hot machines on a busy weekend. Hopefully this article gave slot players an inside look at the hot and steamy 2008 and what manufacturers have in store for you in the coming years. It will be exciting to see what new features we will see on the horizons!