Playing at the Slots Parlor – Part 1

When you go to the slots parlor you may be confused. The bottom line for even small slots parlors is that they can be difficult to maneuver. Slots parlors are filled nowadays with huge arrays of games. You can pick from them to see what interests you or what fits into your budget. It all depends on what your particular needs are for that moment. If you are new to gambling you may be confused as to where to start.

Here are some tips on how to maneuver.

First of all, your primary concern should be your budget. You want to make sure you set your bankroll and find games that fit into it. For example, let’s say you have $200 to wager and want to play at the slots parlor for two hours. You shouldn’t wander over to the $20/spin games! This is a sure-fire way to run out of coins well before your two-hour time slot is done! You want to pace yourself but also pace your budget.

As a general rule of thumb, you never should wager more than 5% of your overall bankroll on any one game. That means in the above example of $200, you should never be wagering more than $10 on any single game.

The other thing to remember about slots play is that it can get out of hand very quickly. Research has shown that the average player can spin the reels 100-times per hour. This means if the game takes $0.50, the player is spending $50-per-hour. If that fits into their budget, it’s fine.

But, what if it doesn’t? Slots are coming with warning labels these days that remind players of how costly they can be. The games can add up quickly due to how fast a player can spin. Add to that the fact that some games are coming with an “auto-spin” feature to them where players don’t even have to manually spin, and you can see how this may be a recipe for financial disaster!

Make sure you know your limits well when you are at the slots parlor so you don’t go over board with the games and their cost to your bankroll.

Part two coming next.