For those of you looking for some simple gaming fun, you might want to give Slots Tournaments a look, and here's why:
First off, they are fun. There is something special about competing against other players. Sheer competition is attractive to many players and gives these kind of tournaments an extra dash of excitement.
And some players prefer tournament play because they have set entry fees which allow the player to know beforehand how much it will cost to play, and how much they might potentially lose.
Another attractive feature to Slots Tournaments is their simplicity. There isn't much needed in the way of insider knowledge, strategies and special skills. In terms of strategies employed luck is the major component to success in slots tournament play. Speed of play and concentration are also important factors in any potential success.
How They Work
First, you sign up for the tournament. Then you are assigned a slot machine and a time to play. When it's your time to play, you find the machine that has been allotted you and have a seat. An official will tell you when you can start and all players are given a set amount of credits which must be played within a certain amount of time.
One common scenario is that each player gets 1,000 credits with 20 minutes to play them. Each time the spin button is hit the amount of credits for a maximum bet (usually three credits) are deducted from your starting credits. Any credits you win are shown on a separate meter. You do not get to replay any credits that you win. When your time is up the machine will lock up and play is over. The score on your winning meter will be compared to those of the other players to determine the winner.
Once done you wait at your machine. An official will come by and record your score. They will usually have you verify the results by initialing the score. Then after your score is recorded you are free to go.
Depending on the amount of slot machines available, most casinos will usually have several sessions to accommodate all the players. Most of the times they will update the list showing the leaders after each round. This allows you to judge how you are doing compared to the other players.
Credits Not Played Will Be Lost
You must play all your credits within a certain time period which means you must play fast enough to use all of them. Each winning spin increases your total score. It is important to know that any unused credits are lost and you will be at a disadvantage because you did not take as many spins as your opponents.
It's a good idea to take a look at the machine prior to play to familiarize yourself with it. When the machine is adding winning credits to your score it will not spin until all the credits have been tallied.
Try to avoid slowing down your rate of play. Reacting to wins takes time away from actual play. Some players get bored or tired while they are playing in a tournament causing them to slow down and end up with unused credits on their machine. The loss of these few precious moments can be the downfall of some players who suddenly find that time has run out and they still have unused credits on their machines.
Also, trying to keep an eye on how others are doing can cause players valuable time. The time to find out how you are doing in comparison to others is after your session, not while you are playing. Focus on your own score and concentrate on using all your credits.
And lastly, and most important of all, have fun.