I’ve found a variety of slot tournaments to play today. Well, I have to admit I’ve already busted on one of the freerolls, which means I’m already out no money. That’s the beauty of free roll tournaments. I can enter as many as I want because they’re free. And that means I have plenty of free time to practice my strategy when it comes to playing the games. First, slot tournaments come in two basic types - long play and short play (or fast play) tournaments. And I always check the length of the tournament when I sign up. Now, the length doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll win more money or less money, but it does change how I’m going to bet.
Let’s look at the fast play tournaments first. Club USA Casino has a series of these going on this week as free roll tournaments. Now a fast play tournament is one that runs ten or fifteen minutes but usually under half an hour. For these types of tournaments the casino usually starts you out with a hefty bankroll. The idea here isn’t to build up the bankroll and keep playing for a long time. It’s to earn as many credits as you can in a short period of time. So there’s no reason to bet cautiously. Bet big, spin fast and rack up the credits. I always hope to hit a free spin bonus early in the game because it doesn’t do me much good to win free spins if my time has run out. So playing fast is important.
Now long play tournaments usually start you out with less money and give you more time to play leisurely. With these I play more cautiously at the beginning and hope to build up a bit of an extra bankroll and then increase my bets a bit. I experiment with certain games to find out which offer the best chance of winning a bonus or free spins. Also, I check to see how many winning places there are. Sometimes it pays to stop early if I’ve made it to a point where I’m in the bonus money. I may not win much, but if I play in a free roll, that means I’m still ahead in the money.