A Psychic’s Realistic Slot Machine Strategy

In October of 2006, I visited 2 Illinois casinos and two Indiana casinos.

I am not a high roller. I go to watch on certain days when I feel the vibrations

are high for people to win.

When I am consulting with a client and looking upon which days will be

lucky for them, I always give an additional warning to proceed slowly

when gambling.

I always notice machine patterns of winning and report back to clients so they

can use this information to check against their own personal experiences when

gambling.

My personal rule of thumb is to always walk the main aisle in a clockwise fashion

and observe all the rows of slot machines. I walk the main aisle where there is

the most floor traffic. In many online casino marketing journals, it is suggested that

the slot machines that tend to trigger the most wins, are easily observed from the

main aisle so that others walking by can easily see the win.

This can encourage people to try the machines in the same area.

Of course, the state gambling association may disagree with this.

Casino’s in most states adhere to strict inspections. Casinos must also publish a certain payout percentage for each dollar numeration of slot machine. I personally interpret this to mean not every machine on the floor has this payout percentage running simultaneously.

I noticed that throughout this month,when observing slot machines, a pattern

of winning emerged based upon how the machines were lined up

on the casino floor.

For example, when I watched four slot machines being played at once, the first slot

machine and the fourth slot machine from the aisle would jackpot*.

When I observed an odd number of machines in a row,

for example, three in a row, the center machine would jackpot*.

* The jackpot would hit when a player had 30 credits or more, and bet the most

amount of lines. (For example: if a quarter

slot machine has a maximum of 9 lines they would bet on all nine lines times x 25

cents per line)

I noticed this occurrence on October 4, 7, 11, 19, and 29.

On October 29, I noticed an interesting winning pattern at an Elgin, Illinois casino.

I watched a row of nine slot machines along the back wall for 4 hours.

The machines were quarter slot machines.

The fourth slot machine hit the jackpot 5 times per hour.

The machine to the fifth had 2 small jackpots per hour, the ninth machine (one the end

closest to the main aisle) would award $300.00 per hour.

This particular machine had 4 players that each won this amount.

The slot machines 1,2,3,6,7 and 8 had zero payout in a four hour duration.

Before you play any slot machine, it is always a good idea to stand around and watch for the patterns of winning. I would advise to stand there and watch for at least two hours before trying to gamble.

You may be able to observe a winning pattern and even notice the time each win occurs.

If you notice over a two-hour period of time that none of the machines hit any winnings, look elsewhere, chances are, you might also lose your money as well.

I would also like to share with you my personal play strategies on two slot machine games:

American Original

Play only 4 lines at a time and play slowly. You spend less. You will have to sit there 30-40 minutes but it is a better strategy to getting to bonus games that pay the most with this machine. I have noticed this game can go into a bonus round with playing as little as 4 lines. By carefully watching this game it is in my opinion, I did not see an an incentive to play the maximum 25 lines since you do not need to play all of the lines to trigger the bonus game. The bonus game win can give you up to 100 free games. You may want to try using the extra money into the multiplier function than on line betting.

S&H Green Stamps

You are going to realize that you are guaranteed to have a bonus game by the way

this slot game is programmed. Each play gives you the opportunity to collect stamps

once you reach 1000 green stamps. Which on average takes me about 25 minutes to

get to the bonus round.

My personal strategy is betting 25 lines times 1X per play. Until I get up to 800 stamps

then I back up and play anywhere from 10-15 lines times 1X play per line. This gives

me a chance to save money as I get closer to playing the bonus round. Do not stay on

this machine if you are not going to wait it out to collect the stamps to get to the

bonus round.

I have tried playing multiplier lines on this game and have not seen the programmed

incentive for doing this. The bonus round automatically gives the ability to multiply

your winnings so I did not see the need to spend extra money playing line multipliers.

Why is Slot Machine Gambling Considered "The Crack Cocaine" of Gambling Addiction?

Why is slot machine gambling so addictive? Why is it coined the “crack cocaine of addiction”? Why is slot machine gambling considered to be the MOST addictive form of gambling that exists today?

I will try to answer these questions in this article. The questions are quite significant, and the answers can help to explain why so many people have gotten hooked on the “slots”, “pokies”, and “fruit machines”.

Slot machines use what is known to psychological behaviorists as “intermittent reinforcement” Basically, what this means is that a winning hand on a slot machine only happens sometimes.

This type of reinforcement is known to be very powerful because an individual is only rewarded at certain intervals. This can create an addictive reaction , resulting obsession quite easily. When you reward only sometimes., it is sure to create an obsessive reaction.

In addition, studies have shown that the neurotransmitter dopamine plays an important role in developing a gambling addiction. Dopamine is known as the “feel good” chemical. The illusions of patterns in slot machines, and the intermittent winning spins create a rush of dopamine in the brain that makes people desire continued play.

You have probably heard in the past that gambling addicts are “addicted to the action”and not really as interested in winning money like they may think they are. This is because the dopamine rush is so powerful and pleasurable, that the action of gambling becomes euphoric in its’ own right. It is a means it itself rather than a means to an end.

The role of dopamine is in the brain is very significant and powerful. Individuals with Parkinsons Diseases who were taking medications to increase dopamine in their brains were becoming addicted to gambling, specifically, slot machine gambling. Once these individuals stopped the medication, their addictive and obsessive gambling stopped. This happened to a significant amount of people taking these types of medications.

Slot machine addiction is considered to be the “crack cocaine” of gambling for a few different reasons.

Crack cocaine is one of the most highly addictive drugs that exists today. Slot machine gambling is also considered to be the most addictive form of gambling… hands down.

The two can also be compared to each other because of the very quick, accelerating progression of the addiction. A person can hit total despair and devastation with a slot machine addiction in one to three years. Other forms of gambling do not accelerate as quickly.

Another comparison is how both forms of addiction can create such debasement, despondency and despair because of the power and intensity of the addictive substance/behavior.

Stealing, prostitution, drugs, loss of job, marriage, and finances are common with both of these addictions. You may have heard horror stories of individuals with either of these addictions. These stories are all too common.

As you can see, it is very easy to compare slot machine addiction to crack cocaine addiction. The common characteristics of both addictions is quite impressive.

Why is Slot Machine Addiction Considered The MOST Addictive Form of Gambling?

This question is related to the above two areas that I have covered, except for a few other concepts which I believe are worth noting:

o Slot machines are designed by psychologists and other specialists who are specifically instructed to design slot machines to seduce and addict people.

o The new video mulit-line electronic slot machines have graphics and colors that are very compelling and stimulating to the eye.

o The music in video slot machines is very stimulating, repetitive, seductive , and truly reinforcing. There is strong subliminal suggestion in this.

o The bonus rounds in video slot machines can encourage continued play, even amidst great losses, since bonus rounds are very exciting and provide a rush.

o The speed of play, and the speed of modern slot machines keeps your adrenaline pumping, especially with all of the above factors.

o The jackpots in slot machines can be huge, however, the chances of winning these jackpots are equivalent to winning the powerball lottery, if not more improbable.

o Slot machines can be a place to “zone out”. Today’s slot machines can put you into a hypnotizing trance that is hard to break out of.

o Slot machines require little or no skill, making it easy to just sit there and push the buttons, without a thought, forethought, or contemplation.

o It is very easy to keep playing slot machines because all accept dollar bills, and give players coupons upon ending play. Money loses its’ value and becomes “monopoly” money.

o ATM Machines are usually in close proximity to the slot machines, again, encouraging continued play.

o Many slot machines use denominations of 1 cent to 5 cents. This fools the gambler into thinking that they are not spending much. What is not being said, however, is that the maximum bet can be as high as $15 to $20 per spin. Is this really a penny or nickel machine?