Introduction to About Professor Slots
Hello! I’m Jon H. Friedl, Jr., Ph.D. About Professor Slots is my story on who I am and how I help slots enthusiasts.
Goals and Intentions
As Professor Slots, my goal and intention to help people learn more about slot machine casino gambling, especially how to thrive in the casino environment.
For my audience of slots enthusiasts, I offer real-world insights into the world of slots at casinos, and I divulge a multitude of tested and effective gambling strategies.
Casinos have become a fact of life in many U.S. states and vacation hotspots, and people what to understand them. Yet, there’s always been so little good information online. When I couldn’t find any myself, I decided I could help.
Getting Started at Slots
You might very well ask: What do I know about slot machine gambling, and how did I learn it? When I first started slot machine gambling in 2003, I knew nothing but a few gambling myths I found online using the Netscape browser.
So, I studied. I observed and thought. I played. And, over time, I learned.
Over a few months, I figured out how to win 13 taxable jackpots. I also won about a 1,000 small jackpots under the $1,200 taxable limit. I did all this over six days. Yes, you read that right: six days. I could hardly believe it myself. What was going on?
Here are a few taxable jackpots from back in the day. Look at how young I was!
Ten Years of Thoughtful Reflection
Shortly after winning the above W-2G hand pay jackpots, with little more than a dream of someday being Professor Slots, I graduated from college. Again. For the seventh (but not last) time.
Yes, that’s a lot of degrees in physics and engineering. Exciting, isn’t it? But here, let me calm you down: I also have the student loans to go with them. Don’t you feeling, now? 🙂
At the end of 2005, I finished graduate school at Iowa State, then moved to Connecticut to launch my aerospace career. For the next decade, casinos were out of my life, mostly for financial reasons. Southern New England sure is expensive for young engineers!
I didn’t gamble much for almost ten years, but I sure did think a lot about what I’d seen and done! All that thinking and learning would eventually pay off big.
In 2012, my career moved me back to the Midwest. Unbeknownst to me at the time, it was also a time of significant technological change in the casino industry.
All I knew then was new and renovated casinos were opening in my area. I decided to check them out, along with my ten years of ideas for winning at slots.
By early 2013, I was going to these new and renovated casinos to play a few hundred dollars in overtime pay every month or so. I’d play through about half my cash, i.e., bankroll, until I’d gotten down to half of what I’d brought. Then, I’d go home.
But then, something interesting happened. I started winning big money. And, most astonishingly, I could tell why. All those years of thinking began to pay off. Big time.
Becoming Professor Slots
For a few months in 2013, I was a casual slot machine casino gambler. It was wonderful. I’d bring in $500 in overtime pay every month or so, then play slot machines until half of it was gone. It was very relaxing, probably because it was the only entertainment I had in my life at the time.
All that ended in mid-November 2013 starting with a single $2,250 taxable jackpot. With that win, I’d made back my $1,000 in gambling losses for the year and had a tidy $1,000 annual gambling profit remaining. “Really?” I thought, “That’s all? After six months?”
I decided, right then and there, this was NOT GOOD ENOUGH! I’m a reasonably logical guy, by personal inclination and academic training, but sometimes becoming deliberately passionate is necessary to achieve nearly out-of-reach goals.
I got passionate. I DECIDED to DO something. This decision is where the ten years of thoughts on gambling strategies started to come in handy.
Suffice to say here, I decided to go to the high limit slots room, where I proceeded to win six more taxable jackpots before the night was over. Below are a few of those jackpots. The $5,000 jackpot was my largest of the evening.
Minus my initial bankroll of $500, my profit for that day was $6,900 after winning seven taxable jackpots and countless smaller jackpots. I was no longer a casual gambler playing for entertainment only. I’d discovered my superpower: I was becoming Professor Slots.
Nine months and ninety taxable jackpots later, I set out to deliberately win a car at a local casino’s big giveaway. A careful study of game rules showed I had excellent odds.
So, yeah, I won a Mercedes-Benz E350 coupe. Of course, I took the $40,000 cash option. I’m a Jeep Wrangler kind of guy, not a Mercedes kind of guy.
Professor Slots is Here to Help
At this point, I could show you cruise photos from Alaska and my standing next to a limousine at McCarran Airport on my Seven Stars trips to Las Vegas.
Instead, I’ll tell you what else I did. I wrote a book about how I learned to win at slots. In my search for slots information online, I’d found nothing useful. I decided to fix that dismal situation. I decided to publish what I knew, leaving nothing how, including how I had learned it.
For you, dear slots enthusiast, because books are for building an audience and don’t provide significant income to any but best-selling authors.
Writing “Learning to Win“
My book for you is Learning to Win: How to Make a Profit Slot Machine Gambling. It’s available on Amazon as a softcover, hardcover, eBook, and audio download. It’s also available in PDF version on my website.
With self-publishing of my book completed, I started my Jon Friedl, LLC business to build and launched this Professor Slots website on October 31, 2016. Yes, on Halloween. Why? Because … scary, scary. At least it was for me, taking the drastic step of becoming an entrepreneur. 🙂
Next, I started a podcast and a YouTube channel. I mostly put my energy into building up this website and my podcast. Only after I was laid off as an aerospace engineer (and who the heck gets rid of the Ph.D. in the building who was paying his own way, including the salaries of others, with funding from government contracts?) did I start getting serious about growing my YouTube audience.
Summary of About Professor Slots
Professor Slots is about helping a slots enthusiast like you to do well at slot machine casino gambling.
Depending on your chosen slots gambling goals, it’s about having fun, earning complimentary gifts, winning take-home cash, or some combination of them. It’s your choice.
Have fun, be safe, and make good choices!
By Jon H. Friedl, Jr. Ph.D., President
Jon Friedl, LLC