Giving yourself a head start on online slots

Of all the different gaming options online, slots have to be one of the most popular games categories. And you can easily understand why. They’re fun to play and fast-moving and there are some amazing jackpots to be won.

 Giving yourself a head start on online slots

But when you play slots you have to accept the reality that no secret system exists which can enable you to guarantee consistent wins. The results of each spin on every game are down to the random number generator the software operates with. That being said, you can give yourself a few advantages when playing slots to make your money work harder for you.

Bonuses

 Giving yourself a head start on online slots

Every casino site today seems to be offering new players a bonus. This is either in the form of a welcome bonus when you make your first cash deposit or a no deposit bonus when you simply register on the site. If you have luck on your side, you can grow the bonus to a decent amount even before you’ve put any of your own money into the account, but if you lose the bonus, you’ll have still had fun playing on the site.

Where to play

With all the different sites offering a similar range of games and bonuses, it can be difficult to know where to play. My top slots online site with bonus is bgo where you can earn up to 20% cash back every time you play, according to what player level you’re at. Of course, the more you play the more you are rewarded and you advance through the player levels, so it’s a kind of customer loyalty scheme. The choice of games at bgo means I can almost play a different game every day, however like most gamers, I have my favourites that I return to again and again. Other sites offer similar customer loyalty programmes, with 32 Red offering red rubies to their players each time they make a bet. Red rubies are loyalty points which accumulate and can be traded in for free casino chips when you have enough of them. Take loyalty programmes into consideration when choosing a casino site.

Play a few slots games in demo mode on different sites to check you enjoy the gaming experience before deciding where to claim a bonus. There’s nothing stopping you playing on different sites, but if you want to benefit from any of the customer loyalty programmes, it’s best to play on only one site when it’s for real money.

With slots, you should look at the individual game rules as well, as this will tell you what the return to player odds are. They’re all pretty similar, but some games offer marginally better odds.

Learn how to play

Although you probably just want to get stuck into playing slots, check you know how a game works before putting down real money bets. For instance, multiline slots sometimes catch people out as they think they’re putting down a certain size bet, but then forget to times it by the number of paylines they are playing. Always check the total bet placed before you click on Spin.

Similarly if you are playing a progressive, make sure you know the eligibility requirements before you play. On most progressive jackpot slots, only those players playing Bet Max on every spin are eligible to win the jackpot.

Stick to a limit 

Decide on how long you’re going to play so that you don’t get carried away and play more times than you can afford to lose. It can be helpful to fund your account using a prepaid voucher system instead of a credit or debit card, as this acts as a way to make you think twice before you top up your account.

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