Online Casino Slots Strategy Guide

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You can find hundreds of exciting slots at leading online casinos such as BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, and Unibet. They range from classic 3-reel slots to the latest 5-reel 3D video slots, spanning Megaways titles, progressive jackpots, and all sorts of branded slots. How do you succeed as an online slots player?

Seek Out High RTP Games

The RTP (return to player) rate tells you the theoretical payout you can expect from each slot if you play it for an infinite amount of time. If the slot has an RTP of 96%, you can expect $0.96 back for every $1 wagered. The average RTP is around 96%, but you can find slots with much higher payout rates.

Blood Suckers is popular with a 98% RTP. Ugga Bugga has a 99.07% RTP, while Mega Joker – a classic fruit machine slot with a progressive jackpot – has an RTP of 99%. Ooh Ah Dracula also has a 99% RTP, while 1429 Unchartered Seas has a 98.6% RTP.

Choose the Volatility Level That is Right for You

Online slots range from low to high volatility. The volatility is aligned with RTP, but it has a greater bearing on your winnings in the short term. It is also known as variance. A low volatility slot does not vary too wildly in the short-term results it delivers, whereas you are more likely to enjoy winning streaks or suffer losing streaks on a high volatility slot.

Most casinos will tell you the RTP and the volatility/variance of each slot. If the information is not available, you can check the developer’s website or ask customer service.

High volatility slots are perfect for high rollers, players with large bankrolls, people that are not averse to risk, and players that can patiently wait for the jackpot. Book of Dead is a good example of a high volatility slot.

Low volatility slots are better for conservative players that enjoy quick and easy wins. Starburst is a classic low volatility slot. Medium volatility slots might suit you if you are somewhere in between.

Play Games in Demo Mode

You should take the opportunity to play a slot in demo mode before playing for real money. This allows you to decide if you want to risk your funds on a game, but it also helps you understand the mechanics underpinning each game so that you know what to expect in the heat of the moment.

Practice Sensible Bankroll Management

Only bet with money that you can afford to lose if the worst-case scenario unfolds. Do not play with borrowed money, or funds you need for rent or bills. You can also consider advanced bankroll management strategies such as the Martingale System, the Fibonacci System, the D’Alembert System, the Labouchere System, the Reverse Martingale, the 1-3-2-6 Betting System, the Paroli System, and Oscar’s Grind, all of which can be applied to high RTP slots.

Check your bet sizes when playing an online slot. Some games require you to place the maximum bet to qualify for the top prize, so make sure you understand the rules.

Claim Loyalty Points and Bonuses

Claim welcome bonuses, free spins, reload bonuses, and other promotions to reduce the house edge and increase your chances of securing an overall profit. You can also sign up for the loyalty program and earn points for playing online slots, which can be exchanged for free bet credit.

Remember that you can sign up for accounts with multiple online casinos and thus claim several different bonus offers.