As I’ve detailed before, I’m a sucker for penny slots. I like the noise and bright lights. Call me a simple person. I know these machines pay out less than higher denomination slot machines, but I can’t help but drop a bill in if I hear a fun sound. Recently, I swore off these games…kinda.
On a trip earlier this summer I went with a friend that will play just about any penny slot. I don’t like all penny slots, but it’s easy to get caught up in the fun. After all, gambling can be an addiction. After that trip I decided to cut back how much I’ll put into penny (or nickle) slots because I was losing my shirt because they pay out about 90% as opposed to 95-97% for higher denomination slots.
Instead, I’ve put in one smaller bill to explore new games. On my last trip I found a new fun and loud game at Bally’s called X-Treme Reels.
It’s a 3 reel slot machine that plays every line imaginable. If you win the basic game you activate the bonus reels and the X-Treme lights and sounds.
Reels 4 and 5 are multiplier reels that don’t hit big very often, but they are what make this game fun for me because of the noise and lights.
Much like most low limit slots the excitement wears off after a little while. My new tactic of playing less games with smaller bills allows me to get bored and move from game to game, which was my original tactic with these games. I’m going to stick with this “strategy” because I had a really good time playing this way on my last couple of trips. Penny slots are fun for the relaxing time and the mindless gamble.
Writing up my low limit slot strategy was inspired by “Penny Machines Have Growing Appeal, but also a Price” in the Las Vegas Sun.