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How To Find Slot Machines That Are Most Likely To Hit



Did you know that in 2003, a Megabucks Slot player from LA won a whopping $39.7million at the Excalibur casino in Las Vegas? Or have you heard of Cynthia Jay Brennan, another lucky winner who also went home with a staggering $35million after playing slots at Desert Inn in Las Vegas?

Online pokies are purely a game of chance. You only need to spin and hope to take home the big win. Even so, a strategy that increases your chances of being the next celebrated jackpot winner exists.

But how exactly do you do that? Below John Gold from BetPokies shares tips that will improve the likelihood of winning huge pokies payouts. Let’s delve into the specifics.

Find Pokies With High RTP Percentages

As an Aussie gambler, you have come across the acronym RTP%. RTP% is a technical term in slots that players must understand as it significantly affects the gaming experience. Fully known as return-to-player percentages, this is the percentage of wagered amounts that are returned to punters in the form of wins and bonuses. 

For instance, when you come across an online slot machine with a 95% RTP, that means you can win 95% of the total wagered amount.

So, the higher the RTP, the higher your chances of getting value for your money.

Note that it’s vital to consider the casino’s licensing bodies. Always check if a gambling operator is legal in Australia. Luckily, Malta, Australia, and the UK are some of the best licensing bodies with strict regulations requiring casinos to display a slots machine’s RTP value.

On the other hand, Curacao licensed sites are not required to display RTP percentages. This information will often be missing in their game manuals.

Stay Away From Slots With Low Pay Tables

It is only wise to veer off slots with low payouts if you want to hit hard. Therefore, besides the RTP percentage, considering the bonuses awarded is of the utmost importance.

Take Viking’s Ranson, for instance.

The game was canceled for a good reason. For starters, it had shockingly low rewards, and the RTP went down by 2% for low rollers betting less than A$2 per spin.  

Another example is 7s on Fire.

This infamous Barcrest creation demands extra bucks to substitute all symbols while playing ‘High Roller Spins.’ What’s disappointing is that once substitution is done, the bonus is halved. 

So, do your research and note down all slot machines that have very few pay lines.

Join Online Casino Communities

Online communities in Australia allow people to come together to get on-demand information or solutions related to niche-specific matters.

Luckily, the casino industry boasts various online communities where punters can share knowledge, discuss, and access information on various casino-related issues, including but not limited to the best casinos, free bets, lucrative bonuses, and many more. Some renowned casino forums include: 

So, take this opportunity to ask about slot machines that will likely give you high payouts. Then, leverage the tips offered to improve your winning chances.

Consider Casino Review and Comparison Aussie Websites

With the massive number of casino websites in Australia emerging every break of dawn, even seasoned players might have trouble finding high-paying slot machines.

Review sites, for starters, have sections where punters review slot machines from experience, based on various features, namely: 

  • playability
  • features
  • wagering requirements
  • free bets
  • RTP
  • bonuses, and many more.

Comparison sites are more the same, only that the information is based on the opinions of casino industry experts. Here, they compare various slot machines from different providers based on various characteristics, including their payouts and chances of hitting the jackpot.

Take advantage of these platforms to gather invaluable information on the best online slots games to play.

Go for Game Developers with Lucrative RTP Value

It is not uncommon to find a slots game offering different RTPs across different casinos. Even so, game developers often have an ‘RTP range,’ meaning their slots are often within the same range.

As such, it’s important to research developers and see who offers online slots with high RTP% – NetEnt, Microgaming, and Playtech are some of the high-paying developers. 


Online pokies machines use a random number generator (RNG). So, one person might spin a couple of times and suffer a losing streak before winning, while another might hit it big with one lucky spin.

Despite being randomized, these five tips increase your chances of finding online pokies machines that are likely to give you the most out of your wagered amount.

If you have a gambling addiction you can call the toll-free number Gambling Helpline: 1800 858 858.

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