Of all the questions regarding playing slot machines online, the all-time leader in frequency could well be, “How can I win big at slots?”
Great question, but since slot games are purely games of chance with absolutely no amount of skill required – as opposed to something like video poker, which is based almost purely in the randomness of drawing cards but requires some thought process at decision-making unto risk-taking. Thus, to win a fortune – let us reemphasize here that no guarantees or systems of winning are possible in slot machine games – only two clear paths may be taken.
The thinking here is based in the old business precept, “You have to spend money to make money.” Seek out those casinos offering more than 100% on a welcome bonus. Deposit as large a bankroll as you can afford and collect the max bonus. When using the playing money, maximize the bet into at least the hundreds and choose slots that offer lucrative single-payline payouts and lots of free spins. Playthrough requirements – i.e. some multiple of the bonus must be wagered or “played through” before winnings on the bonus may be collected – still exist, of course, but large enough wins can easily cover those requirements!
In general, two types of slots players exist: Those who play progressive jackpot slots only and those who play all slots *except* progressives. The former group are the true fortune hunters: After all, 5-reel video slots may offer 200,000-“coin” payouts on a trillion-to-one hit, but progressive jackpot slots pay out by the millions regularly.
In theory, no minimum exists, although the laws of probability will cap those winnings for the overwhelming majority. The more popular progressive jackpot slots (see below for more details on these) pay out in the six- or seven-figures, very often randomly rewarding the jackpot after what appears to be a losing spin.
However, you don’t have to play traditional progressive slots to win a fortune. Games like Shaolin Fortunes with personal progressive jackpots gets players started on spin 1 with a chance to win $10,000. Amaya software’s Fortune Teller slot has a top payout of 5,000x the wager or $500,000!
We’d also suggest that the fortune hunter check out games in which progressive jackpots may be hiding. Those in the know dig on Mega Fortune and Mega Fortune Dreams, for the multi-million progressive jackpots hidden with a “wheel of fortune”-style video bonus round.
Progressive jackpots online are accumulated by contributing a tiny percentage of the player’s wagers on a given progressive slot to a jackpot pool. In an online progressive slot, the game may be tied into other slots at the given casino, other slots by the same software developer or the same slot game installed at any number of casino websites. Once the magic combination of symbols (or the correct number in the random number generator) hits, millions can be rewarded to a single player and money for the next jackpot begins to be collected.
The progressive jackpot slot Mega Moolah is well-known to player and online casino industry types as the “Millionaire Maker” for years. After just passing its 12th birthday in the first quarter of 2017, Mega Moolah payouts passed the $600 million mark, and nearly 2,000 have won six figures or more worth of payout in that time.
As of this writing, the biggest jackpot wins include the $20.2 million struck by Uk citizen Jon Heywood of in October 2015 and the $10.1 million jackpot landed in June ’16. Such stories suggest that, to win a fortune, Mega Moolah might not be a bad start.