I see many slot players talking about wanting to get a handpay jackpot when going to the casino. A handpay is arbitrarily set at a specific number, so two things tend to have to be on your side to achieve this: Betting high enough for the odds to be good, and a little luck for good measure.
For Slotaholic (aka Josh) and his husband, that was what went down on a single day at the casino in 2020 when between the two of them they managed three handpays in a single night.
For that first measure, they won all of the handpays between $5 and $10 a spin. For a handpay to happen they would need a win of between 120x and 240x their bet. While certainly not slam dunks, those are not out of the realm of reason for a long enough casino visit, and certainly multiple, so their bet levels are in the right place.
The second is luck, and that also happened at the right time. As it happened, their highest jackpot as a multiple was on the highest bet of the three, a $10 Dancing Drums Explosion game with a more than 400x win.
In fact, all three wins were over 200x; A $5 Dragon Link wager yielded a 250x minor during the hold and spin on its own (with a final outcome over 300x), while Billions yielded a 200x progressive plus free spins.
So in their case, luck was there to support them as well, yielding a strong overall night of slot playing. There’s certainly nothing wrong if you’re not getting handpays, but the formula is pretty clear.
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