Is there any level of skill involved in playing slot machines?
Slot machines are not, -repeat- ARE NOT, a “game of skill”.
Slot machines are like an ATM — for the Casino.
Slot machines are a game of chance, as dictated by the “Random Number Generator” (aka the RNG) which mathematically chooses the random combinations which determine if you win or lose.
The only skills you need are:
- Learning the myriad slot machines on the gaming floor from old three reel machines to modern digital machines
- How to read the paytables for the best payouts when you win
- How to determine your betting strategy at your machine (ie; minimum to maximum credits bet)
- How to manage your bankroll so you can extend your play if you are on a “losing streak” ($100 can be 20 spins on a $5 machine, or 400 spins on a quarter machine)
- How to have fun while feeding your money into a gaming machine, or at least get some complimentary beverages
- How you can build up your comp credits by joining the players club at your casino
If you are asking what skills you need to win, this response is about how to extend your play so you have more spins at the slots, increasing the possibility that you may win, and understanding that paytables and comp points give you potentially bigger wins and sometimes free meals/gifts/etc.
““Fortune favors the prepared mind.” -Quote by Louis Pasteur
There are new “skill-based” slot machines coming to the casinos, mostly to attract younger gamblers. They may not replace traditional slots, but it is exciting to see new technology on the casino floor. We may not even recognize some of the new games of chance as slot machines!
This is not your mother’s slot machine.
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