Why play slots with max bets?
Playing progressive slots for lots of money is something that only perhaps the wealthy can afford to do, but did you know there are plenty of jackpot slots where placing maximum bets is relatively cheap?
However, if you are going to place a bet, why shouldn't you place a maximum bet? Is there any reasons why betting the max on a slot is more beneficial to you as a player than wagering smaller amounts? In this article we look at the reasons why if you can afford to play max bets responsibly, you should consider doing so.
1. Max Bets = More Paylines In Play
The biggest bonus to playing max bets on slots is quite simply you will always have more paylines in play. On many slots paylines can be selected and deselected and this allows players to tailor the slot to the amount of money they want to wager per spin allied to the number of paylines in play.
This versatility is good on the one hand as it allows flexibility for play, but for the more serious player, they understand that playing the maximum number of paylines on any slot is the best chance they have of winning. Hence, the Max Bet option is always worth considering.
It's a simple equation, play one line on a 30 payline slot and you have 29 fewer chances to win on every spin than someone playing all 30 paylines. The more paylines you have in play, the greater your chances of hitting a winning line on one of them.
2. Bigger wins
The most obvious benefit of playing max bet on a slot is quite simply you avail yourself of a chance of landing the bigger wins. Often when a slot advertises a top prize of say, 100,000 coins, then to win this prize you need to bet the maximum amount in order to win that money.
If you scale down your bet and play with a smaller amount, then you can only win a similar proportion of the prize shown. For example, if the max bet on just such a slot is 3.00 (as in the Major Millions slot), and with that you could win a top prize of 120,000, but if you decide to place a bet of 1.00, then your maximum win for that bet would be 40,000.
By betting maximum, you assure yourself that if you do hit the big money win, then you'll receive the maximum amount for your good fortune.
3. Chances of winning big increase
There are many slots, and Mega Moolah is a fine example of this, where the greater your bet is on a slot, then the more chance you have of triggering one of the bigger bonus features, or even a huge progressive jackpot game.
Slots such as Mega Moolah operate a scale which means the chances of you triggering the progressive jackpot game are directly linked to how much you wager per spin. The more you wager, the more chance you have of triggering the bonus game and having a shot at the life-changing money on offer.
Therefore, if you want the best chance to win the Mega Jackpot on offer on Mega Moolah, then betting the maximum amount is the way to go.
4. Smaller base game wins are worth more
Often overlooked when playing maximum bets is the fact that all wins are worth more to the player than when playing a smaller bet.
That's because almost all slots payouts are calculated on a base amount, usually the amount of coins staked per payline and the value of these coins. Let's now say that you hit a winning payline on a 20 payline slot that pays out at around 10 times your total stake.
If you min bet this, you would bet 0.01 on the line and you would then have a bet totaling 0.20. A win of ten times that amount is 2.00. Pleasing, but not that exciting when all is said and done.
However, if you max bet this at 1.00, then your bet totals 20, however your 10 times your total bet stake win is valued at 200 in total. That means you make 180 profit on that spin as opposed to 1.80. Sounds a lot more exciting!
Scaling up your bets also means you scale up the value of every win, not just the bigger wins, those smaller wins, when they are 10 or 20 a time, soon begin to add up to a considerable amount.
5. Max Bet = more wins = more fun
We have already established that playing the max bet means playing more paylines and more paylines means that you have a greater chance of success on every spin. Of course, that then means that the more you win, then the more enjoyment you get from the slot.
People often equate enjoyment of a slot with winning big, but in truth, you can enjoy a slot that rewards you with smaller regular payouts equally as much, if not more so, than a slot that plays tight for a long time and then rewards you with a big win.
Now play this way with a small bet and that big win can only get so big, but played with a max bet and these big wins are worth a great deal more and as you know, that means you will enjoy the slot more and then play it again and again.
6. You're a high roller
Of course, if you are a high roller with plenty of cash in your account, then playing max bets makes a lot more sense than shuffling around for a few cents per spin hoping to strike something. When you have a large bank account and you are used to wagering larger sums of money, then the thrill of max betting on slots is far greater than playing the same game for much smaller sums.
However that is not to say that smaller stakes players can't enjoy max betting. Provided they follow sensible responsible gambling precautions and bet only what they can afford to lose, players of smaller means can target slots with much smaller max bet amounts. Why play a slot with a 150 max bet, when you can find one similar with a max bet of, say, 3 per spin and still have a chance at a life-changing jackpot?
However, for the higher stakes player max betting is the way to keep themselves interested and to ensure that if they win money, it will be an amount that will add a decent amount to their already burgeoning reserves.
Don't forget.. if you are on a roll don't stretch it. Take the money and come back in a couple of days.
Byline: This article was written and published by Henry.