Posted by Alex D'Antonio on Mar 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It might not take a card shark to win a slot tournament, but there’s something to be said for a solid strategy. With a fixed entrance fee and entry-level skills, everyone has a chance for fun. But if you’re looking for a big win, you may want to hone your technique.

Looking for a solid approach to tip the luck in your favor? Here’s our “lucky seven” list of tips for hitting the jackpot at Grand Sierra Resort’s slot tournaments.

1. Focus on speed. Though you cannot control what the slot machine reels bring up, you can control how many chances you have to win. Increase your chances by focusing on speed and concentration. To get the maximum number of spins, keep pressing the spin button as soon as the reels stop.

2. Minimize distractions. Keep your head in the game by cutting down on distractions. Silence your cell phone, and keep your eyes on the prize. Tempting as it may be, try not to look around to compare yourself to others. Wait until after the set time has elapsed to check in with those around you. Just spin, spin, spin!

3. Arrive early. Though it should go without saying, aim to get there early. This is easier said than done at a property like GSR where there’s a lot to do. It’s easy to get distracted relaxing by the pool, enjoying one more drink in the lounge, or sharing one more story with friends. Just remember that sliding in at the last minute for a slot tournament might compromise your peace of mind or place you in a sub-optimal location, impacting your ability to keep your head in the game.
Arrive early with time to take care of personal needs like the restroom or a glass of water. Then you can increase the chances that you are in the right frame of mind and ready with a button-happy finger.

4. Let the machine multi-task. While it’s fun to watch the wins count up on the machine, don’t give into the temptation. Let the machine do the work of tallying. Keep yourself focused with laser intensity on pressing the button. Don’t worry! Another button press will not cause your machine to lose count or negatively impact your score. Just keep spinning those reels.

5. Push it to the max. Play the maximum bet on each spin to utilize the most of your credits. By playing the maximum bet every time, you have a better chance of using all the credits during the allotted time period. Keep in mind that the credits during slot machine tournaments cannot be cashed out or transferred.  

6. Get the credit. GSR’s slot tournaments are open to any Club Grand member. It’s a win-win for all levels of Club Grand player. With each one-dollar coin-in, you earn 1 point on all slot and video reels. Earn point multipliers as you increase from Select to Advantage (2x), Signature (3x), Ultimate (4x), and Infinite (x5).

7. Have fun! In a slot tournament, players know their potential loss. Leverage this fact to get the most out of the game. With the security of a calculated risk, don’t be afraid to make the game your own. Enjoy the competition, strive for the title and prize, or simply focus on beating your personal best.

Now that you have a strategy in mind, sign up for GSR’s Slot Tournaments. Compete for up to $10,000 in cash or free play. Celebrate spring with GSR’s $50,000 Spring Fever Slot Tournament, Friday through Sunday, March 3-5.

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