All U.S. casinos closed for months in 2020. Since that unprecedented event, a big concern for slots enthusiasts is if casinos have reduced their return-to-player (RTP) and, if so, have they stopped yet? But is that true? Let’s look closely at the return statistics for New Jersey slots return-to-player for its Atlantic City casinos.
After talking about winning slots strategies, my audience asks, “You’re saying that slot machines aren’t totally random??” I often reply, “Oh, slot machines are random. But a slot machine’s spinning reels aren’t like roulette wheels.” Let’s discuss randomness, the kind everyone talks about and another which gets more use.
In the months leading up and after all U.S. casinos closed in 2020, a big concern for slots enthusiasts is if casinos have reduced their return-to-player (RTP). It seems certain they must have. But when did they and, most importantly, have them stopped? I examine Mississippi’s monthly player win percentages for the facts.
Are you keeping slots gambling records in 2021? Why not? It’s simple. It’s easy. It’s too late for last year but not yet for this year for federal, state, and local income taxes. Oh, and don’t forget to log the free-market value of any casino comps! Plus, to help, I offer templates! Remember to watch for updates from the IRS.
Too often, a beginner slots player gets lost, figuratively and literally, the first time they enter a casino. It can take a while to learn how to play slot machines. Plus, it isn’t in the best interest of the casino to help. Here, I explain the basics of slots from a bit of history, the Golden Rule, and what comes next.
A lot has happened with casinos this past year! The U.S. slots industry is constantly changing, updating, adding new game themes, taking old ones away, tweaking algorithms, not to mention all the trends created! I summarize the biggest casino changes that happened last year and how they will impact strategies this year.