Are One Armed Bandits Friend or Foe?

You cannot escape fruit machines and slot machines, for they are found in lots of different locations

whether in pubs and clubs, your local cafe or in amusement arcades, casinos and bingo clubs across the



However, one aspect of playing those types of gaming machines in a bricks and mortar venue that you may

not be fully aware of is that they often have been configured with some very low payout percentages, and

that will mean you will lose your money much quicker than you would when you play somewhere offering

much higher paying slots.


It is in both the online and mobile gaming environments where you are going to find the player friendly

versions of those slot machines and fruit machines as those games found in those sites are designed with

much higher payout percentages.


Make sure you have a good look over the website for an overview of just which are the best

slots to play and where to play the slots with the high payout percentages too, for if you do enjoy playing

such games you will find plenty of them listed and will also be able to pick out the highest paying ones to



Are Slot Machines Expensive to Play?

One question you may be looking for the answer to is whether you are going to need the salary of a

footballer or famous celebrity to play slot machines online, and the answer to that question is no!


You will find a huge number of slot games which can be accessed and played for very low stake amounts, in

fact most slot games have a minimum coin value setting of just one penny, which will break no one’s bank

when playing for such a low stake!


To allow you to get to grips with the slight differences in regards to the way online slot machines play and

pay you will also be able to play them for free an at no risk at and online casino site, that is probably the

best way to play them initially to allow you to judge for yourself if playing slot games in that way is

enjoyable and entertaining to you.


You will also come across a number of sites that will let you play in a slot tournament either for free or for a

very low entry fee and that is another way to get lots of play time for very little if any expense.

Tips for Playing

If you do decide to play a few slot machines or fruit machines then allow us to give you a few playing tips

that may help you win or at the least make your money last longer!


As we have mentioned above you will be better off finding out the payout percentages of the slots you

intend to play and then cut down the number of slots you will play to only those with payout percentages

that are set higher than 96%.


However, you will be offered bonuses from many casino sites but keep in mind to all of those bonuses are

as valuable as they make look and with that in mind you should look through the terms and conditions on

any bonuses to find out if those terms and conditions are favourable and give you a fair chance of winning

before claiming them.


Also one final tip is to always set yourself a limit on how much you will spend and how much you would like

to win and if you reach other of those limits then stop playing at that point in time!



  1. 17th February 2017 / 5:02 pm

    ive never really been a fan but my father i law is rather addicted x

    • admin
      17th February 2017 / 6:48 pm

      More and more people play them these days, it is fine if you know your limits x

  2. Dannii
    17th February 2017 / 5:33 pm

    I have to stay away from these as I can easily get carried away. I have been to Vegas a few times and I always spend too much.

    • admin
      17th February 2017 / 6:47 pm

      I want to go to Vegas, but we have said we would have to take double the amount of spending money as it would be easy to get carried away x

  3. 17th February 2017 / 6:08 pm

    I did not know that the payouts of machines differ in brick and mortar sites vs online sites. I also didn’t know that you could look up the statistics of the payouts and choose your machines accordingly. This is good information for those who like to play slot and fruit machines.

    • admin
      17th February 2017 / 6:47 pm

      I didn’t know this either, it is true what they say you learn something new everyday x

  4. 17th February 2017 / 9:06 pm

    I hate gambling, absolutely hate it. I’ve never been a fan of slot machines in places or online gambling, but I know for some it can just be a harmless bit of fun. To each their own!

    • admin
      18th February 2017 / 11:31 am

      It is a love it or hate it thing, I play bingo once in a blue moon, have never won much but it is fun x

  5. 19th February 2017 / 1:33 pm

    If ive ever gone to a casino I’ve sometimes played the Lucky Riches machine and had some success with it but in all honesty I’m saving for a house at the moment and while I could win money I could also lose it too so I just keep my money in my savings account and give the casino a miss. Its all good fun though and winning is great xxx

    • admin
      19th February 2017 / 9:14 pm

      We go to a casino maybe once a year with friends, I never go on the machines though x

  6. lena hedges
    19th February 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Slot machines remind me of my childhood because my Dad was always on them, he used to win quite a lot as well. But then that was in the days when you could watch them and work out when they were ready to pay out, the technology is much better now so that is no longer possible.

    • admin
      19th February 2017 / 9:13 pm

      I used to love the ones with a handle you had to pull down, they are not the same these days with just pressing a button x

  7. 19th February 2017 / 4:48 pm

    I haven’t gambled in ages, I just buy the odd scratch card here and there.

    • admin
      19th February 2017 / 9:10 pm

      I never buy scratch cards, my son does if he has spare change and has usually won the odd £1 or 2

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