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Slots Playing max bet on machines

Discussion in 'Slots' started by sco5123, Sep 23, 2013.

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  1. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    How often do you do this? What is your success (or not) in doing this?
     
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    always max bet, otherwise you're just giving them even more of a cut on the juice.
     
  3. Joe

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    Always max bet! If I'm uncomfortable doing that, then I'm playing over my means and need to move to a different denomination, or machine. But, always max!
     
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    I always try and play max bet. When I don't, I win less often, and obviously incrementally less. I have always noticed this when playing. I don't usually start off max bet, but always max lines, minimum 3 credits per line. If I feel it will be a good machine and it hits then I will change to max bet. If it doesn't do something within a couple spins, I move on.
     
  5. LA2VegasTrekkers

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    My husband and I play the penny slots. We sit down, each put in $100 and start with 2 to 3 credits for all lines (+ bonus, if required), whatever is closest to $1 a spin. We'll play that until the cash is gone or until we hit a win of at least $100. If that happens, then we will usually max bet until we get back down to the original cash balance, whatever it was. I don't think it changes our chances at all, it's just fun to play a little more with the "profits" and see what we get. Either way, we bring a certain bankroll for every trip and we rarely come home with any of it because we play back in pretty much anything we win, but that's the way we like it. We're paying for the entertainment value. Don't get me wrong, we'd love to hit a larger payday and bring some cash home, but we don't ever expect it.
     
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    I always max bet on video poker. I rarely play slots anymore, but on the penny machines I don't play more than 50 cents a spin, which is most often not the max bet. The slots are way too volatile these days for my taste.
     
  7. Prime

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    Would be good to see what the majority of folk average on a max bet. Mine is generally around the $2 a spin mark.
     
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    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    I always bet max lines. But rarely bet max coin when it is just for a line multiplier...if there is a different paytable for max coins then I will bet max...or if you need to bet max to get the bonus
     
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    I don't play slots. but on VP $1 for a total of $5 per hand. Once a trip I'll take a flyer and it becomes $5 VP for a total of $25 per hand. Once the $200 is gone, back to $1 VP
     
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  10. DProxima

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    On slots, the only games that are mathematically to your advantage to bet max are the wide area progressives. Those are the games with the linked large multi hundred thousand dollar jackpots. Those progressives typically will only pay if betting max. If you bet less than max on those you are technically at a disadvantage to those that are max betting.

    For all other games, there is no harm in less than max or min betting. Have fun!!
     
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    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    I thought this too for a while, but lets say you are playing a slot that for a particular win you get 100 credits for a 1 credit spin, 200 for a 2 credit spin, and 300 for a 3 credit spin...

    If I bet 3 credits and I hit it I win 297 credits but If I only bet 1 credit then I win 99...I would rather have 297 than 99...

    I know my logic is flawed somewhere...but where...
     
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    Good advice as I didn't know this, so thank you. :peace:

    I generally the thought the more the stake the higher the odds of winning and obviously a larger reward.

    I've seen a few of your videos on Youtube which are great by the way. Do you really have the same chance winning a hand pay playing max 50c spin on machines such as Buffalo, WW2 etc, as opposed to maxing out?
     
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    On the typical 3 reel type machines like WOF or Double Jackpot I always play Max Bet.
    I usually play $1 machines and sometimes the $5 WOF with a Max bet of $10-$15.
    I do no always play Max bet on a Penny or Nickel machine because the Max Bet could
    be in some cases $50 - $100 a pull. This weekend we drove to my local casino the
    Hard Rock Tampa and played several different Zeus machines. My friend was playing
    on a $1 Zeus that had 5 lines and the Max Bet was $50. She played the Min Bet of $1
    ($5 a pull) and she won over $500. I jumped on a different Zeus and couldn't win a
    thing at $5 a pull so I upped it to $15 a pull and I won a little over $600.
    I do not think I've ever played Zeus before so I'll be looking for it my next time in Vegas!

    Never knew there were so many... Zeus, Zeus II, Zeus III & Great Zeus.

    PS: I want to see a Marvel Comics type game like Ironman!!
     
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  14. Prime

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    Your in luck... They have announced an Iron Man slot at G2E.
     
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    Youre betting triple to win triple? This means you are getting the same percentage return on your win.

    As for me, I virtually never bet max on slots. If I try Lion's Share or some other giant progressive that requires a max bet to hit it, then I will. Generally though, I play games that payout the same percentage regardless of wager size. And I will play 20 to 50 cents a spin on them.

    As for video poker, if I am trying to get drunk for cheap, I'll shortplay quarters on poorer paytables at the bar if I can get away with it. Otherwise generally bet max because it makes the Royal worth more and I can play gimmick games like Super Times Pay poker.
     
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    Well, your logic is not flawed at all actually! What you say is true - the more you bet the more you win ( on winning spins only) - but for non wide area progressives - it is a linear increase in winnings as you increase your bet. It is important to note though that your theory only works on winning spins. Don't forget that over time you are forfeiting a 10 to 15% edge that the casino has on each spin. So, the more you bet, the more you lose over time. :)
     
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    pretty much every 3 reel slot I've been on has the top prize significantly bigger for max coin. so you never want to play less than max.
     
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    Thanks for watching my videos Prime - I hope you enjoy them! :)

    So, you absolutely have a better chance of getting a handpay when betting more - no doubt about it. What we must remember is that you will also lose faster too. It's a risk betting max because you have less chances with an equal sized bankroll betting max vs betting less than max.

    So --- On $100 you could play Wicked Winnings 2 at 50 cents a spin for 200 spins. At five dollars a spin you'd get only 20 spins - assuming no wins. Because we're working with a random number generator that is not influenced by bet size, your money will in theory last a lot longer betting min...but your wins will be smaller. It's a trade off. The only way to make your money last longer in a casino is not to play at all or bet minimum - but you will sacrifice the chances at big jackpots. Although playing WW2, you can get a handpay betting minimum for sure. Betting max of $5 would get you a handpay 10 times bigger!! If your bankroll lasted long enough to get it. :)
     
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    I think playing max bet depends on the machine you are playing. VP, yes, always bet max. But many of the video slot machines - it really doesn't matter. On Siberian Storm for example. I play the 2 cent machines - usually 150-200 coins. Max bet is 250. I'm not gaining anything by betting max. I'd rather play a higher denomination with less coins than max bet on a smaller denomination.
     
  20. nostresshere

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    Generally, max bet.
    $5 -$6 most of the time

    Could be $20 if a dollar machine
     
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