As we all probably know – pokies, or slots are the most popular gambling game in the world and this relates not only to land-based casinos but also to online gambling as well. Since they went online in the late 1990s these games have offered a lot of fun to millions of players all around the world, and all of them dreamed of hitting that life-changing jackpot. And though that can happen and theoretically is possible, meaning it’s perfectly legitimate for you to keep dreaming, in reality it is highly unlikely. Statistics have no mercy and the hard truth is that you will probably end up losing some of your hard-earned money.
However, losing that little bit of money is not a problem to most players. They realize that they actually pay for entertainment and the thrill. For those who are not prepared to invest in that way online games also provide the option to play for free, or for virtual money. This can be beneficial in cases when gambling crosses the border, takes over control and causes addiction. Gambling addiction is a well-known psychological condition and it is not something that is new. It has been with us for a long, long time and it will sure follow human psyche indefinitely.
Having all this in mind, there certain tips&tricks which are available for any user who would like to keep his spending in check, but in the same time to enjoy and have fun while playing online pokies games. Some of them are:
Inform yourself: Usually the first tip that you will get when starting to play pokies is – Know your game! There are thousands of different online pokies games and while some provide high winnings – some do not. For example, 5-reel pokies usually pay out big but infrequently, as experts would say it – they have high volatility. On the other hand, 3-rell pokies with lower volatility provide the option of “low risk, low reward”, meaning they pay out relatively smaller amounts but they do so more often. It is up to you to decide what your preference is. Also, you need to know about the games basics, i.e. what each symbol means, how you get the jackpot, etc.
Use bonuses: Every beginner will also be instructed to maximize the benefits that sign-up bonuses provide, because some online pokies give even 100% bonuses. A lot of the games also provide free spins and bonus rounds which present great opportunity for increasing your winnings.
Progressive jackpots: With development of sophisticated computer software and complicated algorithm s online pokies provide a great option called – progressive jackpots. This basically means that jackpot grows until someone wins it, and it can grow to very large amounts, even millions. Games like Mega Moolah and Major Millions are famous for their progressive jackpots.
Set your limit: In order to not go all crazy and spend like maniac it is always best to set the amount you are able (and willing) to spend. Even if you do win, luck can quickly turn its back on you and then you can see yourself spending more than you should.
In order to enjoy online pokies games it is best to follow tips like these and to try that old fashioned tactic – gamble smart and gamble responsibly!