by Michael Dalton
Can you get an advantage playing in slot tournaments? Well, if the casino offers you a free or discounted room (or cruise) and free entry into their slot tournament, I would say yes!
I recently played in such an event. I received an invitation for $500 off a cruise, free drinks in the casino and free entry into a $20000 slot tournament. Hard to say no when my Wife and I both love to cruise and whether I won or not I would enjoy the discount and free drinks. The easiest way to get invited to these types of events is to be a rated player. Talk to your casino host for details.
There is no strategy that will guarantee you will win a slot tournament. But you can improve your chances by following some simple rules:
- Arrive at the tournament area before the required time
- Press your button(s) as fast as possible
- Use two hands if necessary to touch the screen and push buttons
- Don’t get distracted by anything or other players
- Play the max bet on every spin
- Don’t wait for any wins to show up… just keep pressing
- Be sure to check your status and ranking after your event
Other good resources and information on slot tournaments include: