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Your Favorite Posts Over the Last Two Years of the Site

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Written by Joshua

This week Know Your Slots celebrates two years as an entity online, and at this point more than 700 posts have made their way online. Of course, some articles capture the attention of people more than others.

If you’re new to the site, or want a cheat sheet of the content people like the most, here’s the 10 most popular articles I’ve written to date on the site.

The list favors earlier content, which probably makes sense given they’ve had more time to get attention and traffic, but some of the earliest pieces have been among the most consistently read, so they’ve maintained their popularity for some time.

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10. Is the Progressive Pick Bonus in Smokin’ Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel a True Pick?

Everi broke with convention on some of their games by showing the non-picked choices even when doing a progressive pick bonus. Nevada gaming rules apparently no longer allow this, meaning newer games can’t do this anymore, but Smokin’ Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel is a popular game and many players like to know what bonuses are predetermined. Read Is the Progressive Pick Bonus in Smokin’ Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel a True Pick?

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9. Historic Horse Racing Games: A Different Take on Slot Machine-Style Gaming

Historic Horse Racing games uses previously complete horse races as a way to facilitate machine betting in areas where slot machines aren’t approved, but horse racing wagers are. They’re becoming popular in certain markets. Read Historic Horse Racing Games: A Different Take on Slot Machine-Style Gaming

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8. When to Max Bet: Quick Hit Machines

There are certain games where max betting is essential to getting the best payback possible on a machine. The Quick Hit series is one of them, as progressives are only available to players who max bet. There is, however, an exception as to when you don’t need to max bet. Read When to Max Bet: Quick Hit Machines

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7. Understanding the Mighty Cash Series

The early generations of Mighty Cash, like Dancing Drums, had a unique two-tier betting structure that let you decide how much to bet into the Mighty Cash feature vs. the line bets. This article covers how that works and how to leverage the betting options to focus on what’s important to you as a player. Read Understanding the Mighty Cash Series

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6. Why You Should (Almost) Always Use a Players Card While Gambling

There are a lot of superstitions about players cards, but the reality is the players card program is the only guaranteed way to make something off your play at a casino. Players cards should nearly always be used, and this piece dives deeper into why, as well as an example of when you might not want to use it. Read Why You Should (Almost) Always Use a Players Card While Gambling

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5. Does Seeing Balls in All 15 Lightning Link Squares Guarantee a Grand Jackpot?

One of the greater mysteries of slots is being able to spot if you actually have a chance at a Grand on Lightning Link. Thanks to slowly surfacing video footage in recent years, we have a much better answer of how it works. Read Does Seeing Balls in All 15 Lightning Link Squares Guarantee a Grand Jackpot?

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4. Birthday Free Play in Las Vegas

My summary of places you can get birthday free play in Las Vegas is a regularly visited page. In 2021 the Wynn changed their players card program, and the list was updated to reflect those changes for birthday free play. Read Birthday Free Play in Las Vegas

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3. How to Find Your Favorite Slots at Casinos

I get asked often where one can find various games. There’s 1,000 casinos in the US alone, many of which I have never visited, so most of the time I’m not able to assist. However, slot finders can, and there are both casinos and slot manufacturers who work hard to keep some information out there. Read How to Find Your Favorite Slots at Casinos

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2. Ways to #landthegrand or Major on Lightning Link and Dragon Link

Lightning Link and Dragon Link have multiple ways to win the Grand or Major Progressive Jackpots, and many players don’t realize this. Since this piece was written, Dollar Storm has come out, and these aspects work for that game too. Read Ways to #landthegrand or Major on Lightning Link and Dragon Link

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1. Understanding the Dancing Drums Slot Machine

This very detailed piece breaks down the betting structure on Dancing Drums, showcasing the various ways you can bet and what you’re rooting for when you do. It also goes over how the predetermined progressive picking feature works. Read Understanding the Dancing Drums Slot Machine

About the author

Joshua

My name is Joshua, and I’m a 30-something who works in tech as a marketer by day, and dabbles in casinos periodically during off-times. Know Your Slots will reflect my interests in understanding the various ways you can play slots, games that give you a potential edge, casino promotions and systems and how you can get the most out of it.

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