Thinking about playing the slots but not sure if it’s worth hitting? Don’t take our word for it. Take the word of the countless people who have popped massive jackpots playing online and live.

While they come from all corners of the globe, they have one thing in common. They all followed a strict set of tips to help them be successful. Keep reading for our tips to help you win at the slots and become the next big slot machine success story.

Bet the max – This one applies to both the live casino world and the land-based world. If you want to win big, you have to bet big. Now, that doesn’t mean blowing all your bankroll in one shot. But it does mean betting the maximum amount possible within your comfort zone. To do that, make sure you’re betting max coins. And if the game offers an Extra Bet option, take advantage of it.

Play all paylines – In a multi-payline game where you can adjust the paylines, don’t. You might be tempted to lower your payline selections if you’re short on funds, but you’re better off lowering your bet and keeping your paylines as is. That’s because some jackpots require that you play all paylines to pop it. Failing to do so could mean you miss out on a big pay day.

Play with coins instead of bills – If you’re playing in a live casino, make sure you pay attention to this tip. Feeding the machine a bill means that you’ll play more bets in a session because you’ve already loaded the machine with a specific amount. Feed the machine coins instead. This will allow you to play longer, too.

Play with bills instead of a credit card – Just as coins are better than bills for keeping your budget in line, bills are better than a credit card. At some land-based casinos, you can put in your credit card and play using those funds. Technically, those funds aren’t really yours. They’re the bank’s. That’s why bills are preferred.

Don’t forget your loyalty card – When you’re playing live, be sure to insert your loyalty card into the machine before playing. Doing so allows the casino to track your play and ensures that you earn the benefits you’re eligible for. You don’t have to worry about doing this live, though, because your play is automatically tracked, 24/7.

Avoid playing a favorite machine – There’s nothing wrong with sticking to the same game, but we recommend avoiding playing the exact same machine every time you hit the casino. Of course, if the machine is a one-off with a single jackpot, that’s different. But if we’re talking about a bank of the same games, you’re better off mixing things up.

Know when to walk away
– Not winning? There’s no shame in walking away and saving your thrills for another day. Our final tip doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll win, but it does mean you’ll have money left over to win another day.

Like these tips?

Put them to the test now at Silver Oak Casino. Of course, many of them apply to the live casino world, but because many of our games are exactly what you’d find in Vegas, you’ll feel like you’re playing in a real casino.


Simon is an overactive gambler and the Staff Writer here at Silver Oak. He loves casino bonuses, online slots, and using the em dash too often. Currently, he rests his typing hands in Vancouver, Canada.