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17 January 2011 - 5:59pm

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Hi Everyone,

Still questioning. Still learning. And I do have another question for you all under my other thread called, "This or That," about casino preferences if you do not mind reading and helping me out there, too.

This question is wondering how much people bet to win big. I mean do you always have to bet max to win big? Or is it like the brick and mortar casinos where it doesn't always matter.

A close friend of mine has won more big jackpots than anyone I have ever met before, and she never bets more than around 50 cents. She has one 2 and 3 thousand dollar jack pots (brick and mortar) doing just that! Several times!

Is it the same odds online? Seems the bets jump up fast, too. For example one game you go from 25 cent bet and the next up is $1.25 a pull with nothing in between. I can't deposit a lot so my bets have to remain low. I usually bet between $1.00 and $1.50. The one beyond $1.25 is usually five or six bucks a pull and I have always been a (chicken) cautious gambler. However, am I just going to lose my nickels and dimes if I bet so low? What have you found to work for you all or does it even make a difference?

I did get one over 200 dollars with betting 1.25 but then it died on me. Sometimes, I will go back down to 25 cents for a few pulls then back up. The only time I bet more that $150 is on the tournaments, which btw, I have been enjoying. lol

So, if you don't mind, can you share your strategies for betting? Does something work better than the other? When you build up do you then increase your bet?

Look forward to hearing from everyone. I am enjoying this fun place and learning a lot! Smile

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17 January 2011 - 10:31pm
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I guess another question I am trying to ask is this:

Can you win a big jackpot betting only 1.00 or 1.25 on the five line slots? It goes from 25 cents up to either 1.00 or 1.25. Then, it goes all the way up to 6.25 which I am not comfortable betting. However, can you win a thousand or two betting only 1.00 or 1.25 online?

Again, my only experience is the brick and mortar and I know my friend has won several betting the minimum or 50 cents. She has won three jackpots over 2,000 on Wicked winnings betting only 50 cents! That is pretty much the minimum.

The most I have gotten a machine up to so far is 200.00 which I thought was pretty good betting 1.25, but it took it right back or I left and played some others. When I get up to that point should I raise the bet? I wish the jumps weren't so steep: from 1.25 to 6.25 with nothing in between, but that is the way it is where I go right now.

So, bottom line: is it possible to win a thousand or two (or more/) betting 1.00 to 1.25?

Looking for your great input! Smile

Thanks!

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18 January 2011 - 12:47am
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Hi Hope,
The beauty of playing online verse brick and mortar casinos is that you do not have to play max bet to win a jackpot. At least when your playing at any Real Time Gaming (RTG) software sites. In addition to progressive jackpots there are Random jackpots that can reach impressive cash prizes. Random jackpots can be won on as little as a .25 coin value.

Betting at higher denominations will of course give you a higher win on the reels. But because of the Random Number Generator (RNG) the amount wagered is irrelevent. The wins are purely random.

My suggestion to you is to play what you are comfortable with and play within your meens. If you are on a roll kick it up a notch, if your bankroll is going fast then drop it back down. It really is a game of luck when playing slots. Sounds as if your friend was on a major rush of wins. Also bear in my how often you win depends on how often you play.

Good luck to you playing online casinos!

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18 January 2011 - 2:31am
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Thank you so much, Usne.

I do realize that how often you win depends on how often you play. This friend of mine does play quite a bit, but even for the amount of times she goes to the casino: there is NO denying she is just lucky! I know this to be true! lol

Last year we went to a casino together and within one hour of walking in she had won 1,000 dollars on a 50 cent bet (before she got hooked on her wicked winnings). This week end she brought home 400 bux from winning on the Buffalo. Compared to my wins, hers ARE disporportionate, even considering that she goes a little more often than I do.

Looks like I might have to break down and send all those documents to eWallet or whatever it is called so I can be allowed to deposit at real time gaming. Sad Do they have tournaments at all? I really like the tournaments at Slots Galore, but I didn't see any at that Manhattan Slots? Just curious.

I figure I have a REALLY BIG one due to me...right around the corner, right? haha

Thanks for your reply. Smile

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18 January 2011 - 1:47pm
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hope with regards to the bet size - you're playing at Slots Galore right? We had another poster here who noticed a while ago that the 10c coin size disappeared from a lot of the slots at all casinos that use Vegas Tech software. So that is why there is a jump from $.125 to $6.25.

More info here (and also the names of some games that still have the 10c coin):
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The chances of winning the jackpot vary with each casino and the software they use. If the jackpot is randomly awarded (i.e. not dependant on the position of the reels) then usually the more you bet, the higher your chance of winning the jackpot. But you can still win no matter what bet size you play with. On the other hand games which award jackpots based on 3 or 5 symbols lining up usually have rules that say either you have to play max coins to win the jackpot, or you win a smaller jackpot if your bet size is smaller.

And yes some (but not all) Real Time Gaming casinos have tournaments too.

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18 January 2011 - 8:36pm
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Some great advice here hope. I believe your BIG ONE has got to be around the corner. Fingers crossed!

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19 January 2011 - 5:05am
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Thank you, everyone, and Savannah, you do not know how bad I need this to be "right around the corner," lol. But, I am being responsible: I promise! Smile I only use "extra" money or a little budgeted out of each paycheck for my entertainment purposes. I am homebody in the winter, so I never spend on much of anything else, so this has been fun. More fun when I see that BIG one! lol!
CL-Ed yes, at Slots galore it goes from betting 25 cents to 1.25 and then up to 6.25 on most of the bigger reel games. Some of the older type slots still have the lower options and move up in smaller increments.

Thanks for all the comments and help.

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