Slot tournaments are a popular form of competitive play at both online and land-based casinos. The game of slots is a simple, fast-paced and exciting way to pass the time. In a slots tournament, luck is the biggest factor to winning, but there are still skills needed to play.
Although the game of slots is based on a grouping of random symbols that appear on a reel or screen, there are a few strategies a player can have to help them be successful during a tournament. These strategies include:
- Play fast
- Limit curiosity
- Don’t bring drinks
In slot tournaments, you must play all of your credits prior to the time running out. With every winning spin, you will increase your overall score. Credits that are not used during the allotted time are forfeited. This puts you at a major disadvantage because it limits your spins. Therefore you must play quickly to use all credits.
A good method is to keep your fingers on the spin button and lightly tap it. This will save you a few split-seconds as you do not need to waste time removing you hand from the button. Even this little amount of time can significantly help you use all credits.
Also, like any tournament, concentration is the key. Prior to starting, review the pay table at your machine. When you win a spin, the machine tallies the score and will not spin again until complete. If you hit big, it will take a few seconds for the machine to add up your score. This will give you a chance to take a quick breath. During this time, stay focused, don’t celebrate or become distracted. Similarly, make sure to get plenty of rest prior to play so you aren’t tired and slow.
Additionally, try to limit your curiosity. It is our nature to want to know how you stand on the leader board. The optimal time to find out this information is after the tournament is over. Keep your mind on your own score and focus on using all credits. Don’t waste time looking around at the scoreboard.
Finally, don’t bring any types of drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) with you to the tournament. Sipping a drink can waste too much time needed to exhaust your credits. Wait until after the tournament is over or at a break. The keys to being competitive in a slots tournament are speed and focus. In addition to being fun, slots tournaments can provide a great return-on-investment and actually be profitable.
I’m Jason Rockwell. When I’m not winning playing online poker, I enjoy writing about my love of the game. Thanks for visiting!