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We’ve all been there. Sitting at the local pub in the pokies room, or at your nearest casino, and the guy next to you just keeps winning. You sneak looks to see what tricks he’s doing, slyly head to the bar for a drink and peek as you walk back past, or simply sit staring at the screen ahead of you in defeat, wondering why he has all the tricks for how to win on pokies.

Well, we have some good news and bad news for you. The good news is that he doesn’t know all the tricks. The bad news is that there are no tricks. Unfortunately, when it comes to playing pokies, there is no sure-fire way to win! If there was, we would all be winners, right?  So how is it that one person can be sitting there for hours and they can win every game they bet on, while someone else plays the same games at the same time and they lose?

It’s all about luck! Don’t get us wrong. There are ways you can improve your skills and although we can’t provide any guarantees, we can give you tips to maximise your chances.

5 Tips to Increase Your Chances of Winning at Pokies

Tip #1: Understand the Game

At Ignition Online Casino we offer an abundance of online pokies games, all varying levels of difficulty, complex or basic reels, and jackpots that will take your breath away (if you win). Learning how to play will enhance your chances of winning, so here is a quick run down. The aim of the game is to achieve winning combinations of symbols on a spin. You’ll find these combinations at the top of your screen. Check the odds – the more reels you have, the higher the odds. The smaller the odds, the better chance you have of winning, but the payouts will be less.

Tip #2: Allow Chance to Take Over

Online pokies are based on a random generation of numbers. If you are using a real pokies machine, the computer is built into it. It’s designed to generate thousands of outcomes for each game you play – so when you hit the play button, the computer goes through millions of different combinations before stopping randomly. Its impossible to determine whether you’re going to win or lose. You could win 10 times in a row, or you could lose 10 times in a row. Allowing chance to take over will make the game more fun regardless.

Tip #3: Choose Your Game Time

One of the best ways you can increase your chances of winning when playing online pokies is to avoid peak playing times. Most Australian players are online around dinner time – they get home from work and want to chill while dinner’s cooking, or before they head to bed. If you’re online at this time of day, you’re playing against more people so your chance of winning decreases. It’s a better idea to play early morning when most of the world is still asleep, or mid-morning when the majority of people are working.

Tip #4: Bet Low

We recommend that you set yourself a budget before you start playing, then work out what you want to bet per game. If you have a $100 limit, you could play 100 x $1 games. You might win 10 of those. If you play a 1c game, you’ll have 10,000 games to play; drastically increasing your chance of winning. You might not win as much money, but you’ll win more times.

Tip #5: Go for Progressive Jackpots

Progressive jackpots have a limit. And once that limit is getting near, someone has to win it. Choose a game that hasn’t been won for a few weeks and your chance of winning the jackpot increases. Not only that, but as the jackpot increases, so do the number of players. Which in turn means the jackpot gets higher!

The best way to better your chances for winning on the pokies is by practicing. Many of our games offer a practice mode while others are available for free games. Either way, you can learn to play before you start betting your Aussie dollars or bitcoin. Start practicing today!