How to Change Your Bet Amounts With Slots

When it comes to playing slots, most players just think you sit down and spin. However, online slots have a little bit more complexity to them. You can really customize how much you wager per spin and there are some great opportunities to win big through many different ways. However, the key is also to keep track of things like the coin amount, number of coins in play and the paylines in play. Sometimes you can end up committing much more than you expected. In this article, we’re doing a full rundown of the options, so that you can keep a better eye on just how much each spin is costing you. In the end, having a better understanding of your funds will lead to more success with slots and in the casino.

Amount Per Coin

When you first fire up the game you’re playing, you’ll discover that there are all sorts of options when it comes to the coin amounts. That’s because generally speaking, the online casinos want to be friendly to all types of player. If you’re a big fish, the option to play something like $5 a coin will be available to you. If you’re just a recreational player, the option to put in just a couple of pennies is there for you as well.

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The key is to figure out what number you’re comfortable with and what works for your budget. You’ll typically want to settle into a slots game for a good little while – maybe an hour or so – and you have to make sure that the money lasts. You’re able to customize this through all sorts of ranges, so keep that in mind when you sit down to play.

Number of Coins

One of the tricky parts of budgeting for slots comes in when you think about the number of coins in play. That’s because it’s a little bit of a multiplier that doesn’t always get noticed right off the bat. For example, if you decided to play $5 per coin, you might think that that’s the max you can play. However, some games will allow you to play multiple coins per spin. In other words, if you play two or three coins per spin, that means you’re at $10 or $15 per each click. There’s nothing wrong with amping up the coins – that might be one of the requirements if you want to hit a jackpot (playing max coins) – but just make sure you factor that into your budget. Sometimes people don’t notice as their coin total drops faster than expected.

Paylines in Play

Another multiplier is the paylines in play. A lot of players are attracted to games that have tons of paylines. That’s because it essentially gives you more ways to win. Traditionally, slots were just the three reels and the three paylines. Nowadays, you can get into games where there can be 30+ paylines.

Some games allow you to customize how many paylines are in play and that can impact how much you play per spin. Others just put all of the paylines in play. The former type of game is known as “free” as it gives you the flexibility to pick and choose which ones you want to be in the running. Other games that strictly choose which paylines are a go, are known as fixed slots.

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There are pros and cons with more paylines, but in terms of budgeting, just make sure you consider if you’re paying for more paylines. When you factor in coins, amounts per coin and then paylines, you might end up committing a lot more per spin than you originally had thought.

Keeping Track of Progressives

One of the most popular types of online slot games are the ones with progressive jackpots. That’s because you can win life-changing amounts if the reels spin your way. However, when you actually do go for a spin, it’s important that you take note of what you need to accomplish in order to qualify for the progressive jackpot. If you don’t meet the requirements, that juicy five, six or even seven-figure payday won’t be in play.

Take a look at the game’s rules to understand how you need to be betting. Typically, it’ll be something along the lines of the max coins and/or the max amount per coin. When you do play at the highest levels, that’s when your chances to score big are a possibility.

Dave Golokhov

Dave Golokhov

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