A lot of the content I’ve done with the American Casino Guide team so far has been on lower limit slot machine options, so we flipped the script and decided to do something around players who are making bigger bets. This video, as with others we’ve collaborated on, appeared on the American Casino Guide YouTube channel.
Steve had encountered a slot player who was betting $6 a spin on pennies, and it got him thinking about how shifting to a higher denomination would likely yield a better overall payback percentage, and perhaps a better chance to win accordingly.
So we talked about why denomination matters, and looked at how higher limit players have more attractive opportunities to push into high limit machines that can have better payback opportunities, and how even lower limit players can push to a higher payback percentage by playing higher denomination games within their bet level.
Another topic of conversation was around earning points on players cards, and whether moving to a higher denomination can be helpful. Depending on the casino program, it can. Programs like Royal Caribbean’s and NCL’s give you points per dollar, meaning regardless of what game you play, what denomination and what the house advantage will be, you earn points at the same rate.
So if you can move up to a higher denomination, where the overall payback will be better, it should be easier to earn more points with the same budget, as over time you’ll lose more slowly. Of course, short term results can vary widely, but it is something to keep in mind – lower volatility slots, and higher payback percentages, make a good combination here.
As always, it was a good conversation, and all of us had some great tips to discuss around how higher limit players can benefit from paying attention to their options and making the best choices for their bankroll. And one final tip we got into was not gambling beyond your bankroll to swing for the fences, lest you exhaust your bankroll before you have a chance to make something happen.