7 Tips for Playing Slot Tournaments

Posted by Katy Kelly on Oct 27, 2015 4:46:47 PM


If you have ever thought about entering a slot tournament but don't know how it works or what to expect then pay close attention. We have 7 tips for playing slot tournaments that can help you potentially score higher when you take the plunge.

For some slots players it is all about the competition, for others it’s about the title and prize, still others, it’s beating their previous score. One of the reasons players like slot tournaments is because they already know what their potential loss will be.

With a set entrance fee, it is low risk for a potentially great reward. Also, slot tournaments don’t require much “skill”, therefore leveling the playing field - one player has just as much of a chance of winning as another.


Here are our 7 tips for playing slot tournaments:

1. Hit the button as fast as you can

With many slot tournaments, like the $5,000 Tuesday Lucky Slot Tournament happening this Tuesday and every Tuesday at Grand Sierra Resort, you have a set time to play. The more times the reel spins, the more chances you have to increase your score.

2. Keep your finger on the spin button

You only have a limited amount of time and you want to spin the reel as many times as possible, increasing your chances of a higher score. Keep your finger on the spin button and lightly click it, you don’t need to pound it – though you will see many players do. This will save valuable microseconds giving you the chance to spin the reel one more than your competitor.

3. Don't celebrate, not yet

Contrary to our nature, when you get a big score, don’t celebrate – wait until you are finished. Celebrating during the tournament will distract you from spinning the wheel – which is what you want to focus on. Celebrate when it’s over.

4. Rest and hydrate

Get plenty of rest before the tournament. While tournaments vary, many players can get bored if the tournament goes for a long period of time (20 minutes can seem like an hour). Because Reno is very dry you want to make sure you drink plenty of water. It is important to stay hydrated before the slot tournament so that you don’t become thirsty during the event. Your entire focus needs to be on the slot tournament.

5. Curiosity kills your score

Don’t let your curiosity of how the other players are doing kill your score. The competitive nature of slot tournaments can distract you from your focus – spinning the wheel as many times as you can to get a higher score.

6. Sign-up for a players card

There are several reasons why you want to sign-up for a players card. For one, it is required to play in the tournament and two it will get you special promotions, benefits, perks, and more.

7. Bring your lucky talisman

Many casino players bring along an item that they feel brings them luck. Ask any player who has one and they will tell you their story of how that item made the difference for them winning big.


Come Play With Us

So there you have it – our 7 tips for playing slot tournaments at Reno, Nevada casinos. While “skill” isn’t a factor , there are many things you can do to prepare and help you focus.

Keep in mind there is no formula for winning, however we can guarantee once you start playing slot tournaments at this casino in Reno you will find out just how fun and exciting they can be.

Do you have your own strategy or tips you want to share? We would love to hear about them. Share them below in the comments.

Want to know what tournaments are coming up? Click below to see our casino events or sign up for a player’s club membership to be the first to know about tournaments, special promotions and more. 

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