Slot machines have came a long way from the1895 Liberty Bell mechanical slot invented by Charles Fey. It has also came a long way from the Las Vegas gum and cigar dispensing “Keep the ladies busy” type of machines. Slot machines now take in over 80% of the total casino profits.
Slot machines are a multi-billion dollar business with the average machine cost of around $2500.00 for a 3 reel type machine and over $3500.00 for one of the new video machines. Slot machines are just about the only game in casinos that provide you with the chance to make a very big profit off of a small investment.
Here are a few pointers to make your gambling experience a little more fun. Only play what you can afford, remember even the nickel machines pay off big sometimes. If you’re playing for a jackpot set your sights a little lower, for example on the Double Diamond machines the jackpot for 3 Double Diamonds with max bet of 2 coins is 1600 coins. That means theoretically that it’ll hit about 8 times more often than a machine with a top jackpot of 10,000 coins. At least in this theory you have mathematics somewhat on your side. Once you win 1 or 2 of these lower jackpots take your winnings and play for the bigger ones.
If you are playing and it gets to the point where you’re bored or you think you just have to win, it’s time to take a break and go back to your room and watch a little TV or take in a show or have a few drinks, after all they’re on the house, or you can always enjoy a meal in the buffet, naps are optional, or one of the other restaurants in the casino. Be sure to ask for a comp.
Always join the players club and get one of those cards that you’ll lose about 35 times a day. You earn comps for rooms, food, show tickets, cash back and mail offers for free cash, food and hotel stays.

Know What You’re Playing
Always know the money amount of the machine you’re playing. The cost per credit on the machine is usually in the middle of the reel window at the bottom, near the buttons. Otherwise they’re located either on the top pay out glass or near the coin acceptor.
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