Meanwhile, the machine is running its game software. When you spin the reels, one the game begins fetching random numbers from the RNG’s registers. In the United States a random number is required for each reel and those numbers are used to determine where the reels stop spinning. In other jurisdictions, a single random number is used to determine the outcome of the game.
The idea behind the 17 second delay, is that after the reels stop spinning and you are awarded your prize, you count off 17 seconds. Waiting 17 seconds after each spin increases the chances that you move out of any local pattern in fewer spins. The local pattern might be randomly awarding you a lot of prizes or it might be handing you a lot of losing spins. You have no way of knowing if this rare phenomenon is occurring but if you feel like you’re stuck in a random number rut, you can change up the game by pausing and taking your time in between spins. And as it so happens, this strategy falls in line with most money management strategies, which suggest that you slow down your rate of play in order to conserve money. But why pause for 17 seconds?
What’s wrong with only 5 seconds? 17 is a prime number and in any algorithm that attempts to randomize activity it’s much easier if you base your computations on a prime. The larger the prime number the better. You could choose a prime like 53 seconds but most people will give up before that many seconds tick away.
In 17 seconds, your slot game’s RNG could cycle through hundreds or thousands of new numbers. Also, when you force yourself to stop and count to 17 in between spins of the reels, you shake off some of the mental cobwebs that form from clicking on Spin repeatedly. This strategy helps you stay aware of the passing of time while you’re in a casino, and that is always to your advantage. In the long run you won’t see any better or worse chances of winning with the 17 second strategy, but you’ll have more control over your actions and your money, and that’s always a good thing! Keno Play Keno If you know anything about which casino games are recommended then you know keno is at the very bottom of the list along with all other lottery style games. So how can playing keno be a good thing for you?
Well, as a regular gambling activity it’s still not recommended, but most people when calculating just how bad keno is, usually go after the large pick options and don’t look at the probabilities on the lower pick options. But there is another component to this different strategy. First, let’s take a look at the worst and best case scenarios: In a typical keno game you can usually select 2 numbers to 10 numbers.
The rule of thumb is that the more numbers you pick, the worse your chances of winning become, although the payoff odds improve. Who would not want to pick 10 numbers that are drawn in keno? Of course, that is the appeal behind keno and most players seem to go for the big win rather than the more achievable wins. If you are going to play keno you had better do some number crunching and look at which pick options offer the best chances for winning.
Now, the probabilities can vary from casino to casino because there are a few variations on the game. For example, In one version of the game you may be able win something for getting two of the three numbers in a Pick 3, whereas in another version of the game you may not be able to get something for two out of three. The casino publishes a win table that explains the odds for you. The best versions of the game pay at least a little bit for getting some of your numbers. The fewer numbers you are required to choose in order to get at least 2 winning combinations the better.
Say, for example, you can play a Pick 5 and win for 5 numbers, 4 numbers, and 3 numbers. That’s a pretty good payback spread. It’s not great, most modern slot machine games offer better theoretical returns to player, but you’re in the realm of 70% to 75% RTP with this kind of option.
If you can play a Pick 4 you might feel that’s a little less risky. In fact, in some versions of the game Pick 4 offers the second best theoretical return to the player if it allows for three catches that pay prizes prizes (4 numbers, 3 numbers, and 2 numbers). So having selected your preferred Pick, why on Earth would you choose to play keno if the best theoretical return you can hope for is about 70% to 75%? That’s quite simple, really. You are going to stop gambling for a while.
Take a break. Go eat something, or take in a show. One great thing about keno is that it is a slow round game. You only see a few drawings per hour at most and this is a way to gamble while you are not gambling. Keno is completely passive, even more so than playing a slot machine. When it comes to money management, more experienced gamblers advice to slow down your rate of play.
That’s impossible to do at a card table because the dealer has to keep the action going for the other players (and the pit boss is watching), and the same goes for other table games. So get up, walk around, lay down $10 on a few keno cards with Pick 4 or Pick 5 numbers, and then go relax. Get something to eat. Take care of business.
You’re still gambling but not risking much and you have almost as good a chance of breaking even or winning a small amount of cash as as if you played a few rounds of the slots. Craps Don’t Pass in Craps and Lay Odds Almost every introduction to craps tells you that the best bets in craps are the Pass and Don’t Pass line and that you should always Take The Odds if you bet Pass or Lay The Odds if you Don’t Pass. These plays are simple, you almost don’t have to think about them, and everyone recommends them. But most players choose to bet Pass because they want to support the guy throwing the dice.
Opinions vary on all this but in comparing the two options, the biggest drawback to betting Don’t Pass is that you may lose on the Come Out roll. Now you might be looking at how players win with Pass and Don’t Pass on the Come Out roll and thinking, “You win with 2 numbers either way. Why is Pass the better bet?” It’s because to win on the Come Out roll with a Pass bet, you need a 7 or 11.
There are eight ways the dice can fall to get one of those two numbers. To win with a Don’t Pass bet, you need a 2 or 3 and there are only three ways to get one of those two numbers, so the shooter has a better chance of rolling 7 or 11 (and that is why in movies people are usually yelling, “Come on seven!”). However, after you get past the Come Out roll, Don’t Pass starts to look pretty sweet compared to the Pass bet.
That is because after the shooter establishes his Point, the Don’t Pass bettor wins about 2/3 of the time whereas the Pass bettor wins about 1/3 of the time. The Pass bettor takes the odds by placing additional chips on his first bet. The Don’t Pass bettor Lays the Odds by placing chips next to his first bet. This is not the same as playing the odds where you place another bet on the colorful dice representations in the Odds box. This is one of the reasons why craps can be so confusing. Taking Odds on a Pass bet pays better than Laying Odds on a Don’t Pass bet, but you’re more likely to win on the Don’t Pass bet.
In fact, that advantage is exactly why the casino pays less money for Don’t Pass bets. Conclusion There are all kinds of gambling strategies. Some are basic and by the book, others are crazy, and some may even look dumb to some gamblers and players.
In this article, we tried to shake things up a little bit without increasing our risk (or losses) by using alternative strategies. The usual gambling advice you find in books and blogs may start to look boring to some after a while. If you are gambling for fun, you will be more open to changing things up and trying a new approach. That also helps keeping your gaming experience fresh and more interesting. Another advantage of playing these different strategies, is that if you are not satisfied with the results, you can always switch back to playing and gambling the way you are more comfortable with.
Still, it’s always fun to try new stuff and give them a chance, just don’t risk too much of your bankroll at first. Easy does it. Thank you for watching. Enjoy our channel with more videos, tips and strategies on how to beat the casino, both live and online, and don’t forget to like, share, and comment on our videos. Also, check our amazing promotions waiting just for you in the description section below, for free cash, no deposit bonuses and other great promotions you can claim right now on the leading casino rooms online. Have a great day and go start your practicing.