Advantage Plays on Slots

A slot is a narrow notch, groove or opening, as a keyway in a machine, a slit for a coin in a vending machine, etc. In the case of slot machines, a player inserts cash or, in “ticket-in, ticket-out” (TITO) machines, a paper ticket with a barcode into a designated slot to activate the machine. The machine then rearranges the symbols on its reels and pays out credits based on the pay table. The symbol layout and theme vary by game.

Online slots offer a different kind of fun. The graphics are less flashy and more streamlined, but the games still deliver plenty of action and creative bonus events like the Crime Zone adventure in NetEnt’s Cash Noire or the outer-space cluster payoffs in ReelPlay’s Cosmic Convoy. You can also find games by unfamiliar game makers, which allows players to experience new adventures and features they might not have encountered in more traditional casino settings.

Advantage plays on slots don’t require complicated math or split second calculations, but rather focus on observing and understanding specific machine conditions that can lead to positive expected value opportunities. These include monitoring jackpot levels, understanding game mechanics and being observant of the machine states that previous players have left behind.

Those who have flown in an airplane know that there’s nothing worse than sitting on the tarmac for hours while waiting for your flight to take off. Especially when you’ve checked in, made it through security and the gate, queued to board and struggled with overhead lockers only to hear that your flight is delayed because they’re waiting for a “slot.”