How Long on a Slot

Rugger00

Experienced Member
Just wondering something how long do you usually spend (Number of spins in a session) before you move to another game?

Me for example I gennerally go about 50 to 100 spins but maybe shorter if I hit a large bonus early on. Just seeing if I should be more patient or this is the norm.
 

dionysus

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there's no definitive answer
a bonus round/free spins, if they're random, could trigger on the first, back to back, or you could wait 500 spins
I think the general rule of thumb, is that for most slots it 'should trigger within around 150, but again, it could be flush with bonuses early, or eat a bankroll.
 

DrStrangelove

Non-Gambler
Not many spins

Have played NetEnt and MG slots for seven years, it is pretty easy to tell the "mode" the slot is set at.

IMO:

If I hit the free spins or bonus feature within 3-6 spins, I stay. Then the trick is to know when the slot has decided it is time to stop pay out...and you have to quit.

Sometimes line pays are good but features trigger seldom, this is still a good slot and I continue to play. Usually within 5-8 spins I know if the slot is ok in this mode.

If line pay is poor, AND no features, I quit - this I can usually tell after 10-15 spins.

If you have a lucky day, both line pays and features pay frequently and high :) continue as long as it last..


If several slots are cold, most likely the entire session/day for you account/ the casino is poor and I come back another day.
 

dionysus

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No offense, but I find it hard to believe someone could feel whether a slot is 'cold' or 'ripe for the picking'....if someone could predict when slots pay, they'd be off on their yacht right now, not here in the forum. Even if..IF (and they arent lol) able to tell by 'gut' feeling, there's no way to translate that to someone else.

Either you believe the slots are random, or you don't. But there is simply no way to predict when a slot is going to pay out, regardless of whatever 'mode' you think it has
 

Sk0t

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90% of my sessions are done in sets of a 100spins.

I know the avg. loss on a 100 spins with no bonus round or huge linewin on the slots I play the most, and I evaluate the session after 100spins (or after a bonus round) - as long as I believe I have enough bankroll left to have a decent chance at a bonus round (and not enough for a cashout), I start the next set of 100 spins.

If i drop too low, I will either change game and lower my bet - or once in a while change slot and raise my bet significantly for a quick, "bust or back in the game" decision. (these are the only time I play low/medium variance slots, all my main sessions are on high/very-high variance slots)
 

The Viking

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Well i usually play the slot until the error2 code kicks in ;) then im forsed to try another
hehe on a serous note i usually play at least 30-40 spins at about a bux a spin and if i drop more then 25 bux on thos spins i change,
if im still about even i carry on with same slot :)
 

akrus88

Registered
500-1000's spins useally.
Couple days a go I tried a new way. I spin 10 rounds and move to the next slot on the list. That was kind of fun :D.
 

KasinoKing

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If I hit the free spins or bonus feature within 3-6 spins, I stay. Then the trick is to know when the slot has decided it is time to stop pay out...and you have to quit.
Sometimes line pays are good but features trigger seldom, this is still a good slot and I continue to play. Usually within 5-8 spins I know if the slot is ok in this mode.
If line pay is poor, AND no features, I quit - this I can usually tell after 10-15 spins.
10-15 spins? That's amazing! That means the slots you are playing are not random.
Please tell us the software and/or the casinos you are playing so we can all avoid them.

KK
 

threescatters

Dormant account
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I would have thought my way of playing would have been common but nobodys said it yet.

I just pick a slot and play till I get the bonus round/free spins. Once ive had that I move on to another one I like the look of. Invariably I enjoy playing several until I encounter one that goes hundreds and hundreds of spins w/out the feature and its busto. Whenever I get a good cashout its usually because I get a lot of features quick which is lucky but nice.
 

mrmark21

Meister Member
There's no way to tell when your going to get a bonus/feature on a random slot. Every spin is different. The way I play to know when to move on (probably more of a BR strategy): I divide my BR+BONUS into three, then I play three different games, I think this gives me more chance at getting a bonus/feature because I'm playing three different games not just staying at one that isn't paying out.This probably dosent make much difference but I like to think it does ;)
 

akrus88

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There's no way to tell when your going to get a bonus/feature on a random slot. Every spin is different. The way I play to know when to move on (probably more of a BR strategy): I divide my BR+BONUS into three, then I play three different games, I think this gives me more chance at getting a bonus/feature because I'm playing three different games not just staying at one that isn't paying out.This probably dosent make much difference but I like to think it does ;)
I think it lowers the variance somehow? I have done the same and that is what comes to my mind. You loose on one game and win on another -+0.
 

mrmark21

Meister Member
I think it lowers the variance somehow? I have done the same and that is what comes to my mind. You loose on one game and win on another -+0.
Your probably right. They cant all go without giving a bonus (well actually knowing my luck they can lol). But what you said makes allot of sense because I've noticed a similar trend with my sessions.

I often play medium-high variance but stay away from very high variance. Not everyone can win on insanely high variance games in fact allot of people probably wont. I'm 400 spins down on Georgie Porgie (32 Red) and I still havent seen a feature. I find I have better luck when I jump on a lowish variance slot doing huge bets. There's lots of small wins but because I've increased my stake by quite a bit the wins will be bigger and more likely to hit the feature.

Regardless I havent cashed-out in months so I dont think what I say carries much weight :oops:
 

chris87

Senior Member
Your probably right. They cant all go without giving a bonus (well actually knowing my luck they can lol). But what you said makes allot of sense because I've noticed a similar trend with my sessions.

I often play medium-high variance but stay away from very high variance. Not everyone can win on insanely high variance games in fact allot of people probably wont. I'm 400 spins down on Georgie Porgie (32 Red) and I still havent seen a feature. I find I have better luck when I jump on a lowish variance slot doing huge bets. There's lots of small wins but because I've increased my stake by quite a bit the wins will be bigger and more likely to hit the feature.

Regardless I havent cashed-out in months so I dont think what I say carries much weight :oops:
Worst I've had is over 600 spins on one game at £1.50 a spin before I hit a bonus (gulp!)
 

mrmark21

Meister Member
Worst I've had is over 600 spins on one game at £1.50 a spin before I hit a bonus (gulp!)
That's terrible! Even worse is when youve gone that many spins and the slot decides to return a 10x the bet feature :eek2: Which I've found to happen all to reguarely online and one of the reasons I wont stay on the same slot for to long.
 

Rugger00

Experienced Member
Thanks everyone for your input to this thread it is facinating how differenet everyone is on how long they would stay on a slot. I was, before I made this thread, thinking I was not staying long enough on a slot and quiting to early when I do not get any decent wins or bonus rounds within 40 to 50 spins but then again everything should be random from what I gather here.
 

chris87

Senior Member
Thanks everyone for your input to this thread it is facinating how differenet everyone is on how long they would stay on a slot. I was, before I made this thread, thinking I was not staying long enough on a slot and quiting to early when I do not get any decent wins or bonus rounds within 40 to 50 spins but then again everything should be random from what I gather here.
"Should be" are the operative words. The outcome of each spin should be random to a certain extent. But overall there must be an amount of "levelling" in order that the casino hits the overall RTP by game, so there must be elements in the software that aren't random in my view. It certainly feels like that when playing over time!
 

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