Pattern Style Strategy
The Pattern Style Strategy is almost identical to the “Umbrella Strategy”, (mostly found to be in use in online casino slots), and is used by any player regardless of their bankroll. It can simply be adapted to fit the players needs. This will suit anyone from an aggressive player to a more conservative player as they can alter how long they wish to spend betting at each stage of this pattern. When using this style of pattern, remember to stick with the pattern and increasing your bets. For example, bet a few spins at “max bet”, then decrease your bets again.
The basis of the Umbrella Strategy is that the pattern of betting in the casino slots is to gradually increase the number of coins that you bet and then gradually decrease once again. The exact pattern will vary in length and staggers coin amounts, but the basic pattern style remains the same.
The following are some of the main factors that may effect your betting pattern:
- how aggressively or conservatively the player is playing
- his available bankroll
- how much he wishes to gamble
Betting Patterns in the “Umbrella Strategy”
The betting pattern in the umbrella strategy needs to always be completed before you begin again. You must always start low, increase your bet and then decrease again. This must be done slowly over a long period of time or with a reasonable run on maximum coins before dropping down again.
For example: 1-1-3-3-5-5-4-4-4-2-2, a longer pattern may look like this: 1-1-1-1-3-3-3-5-5-5-4-4-4-2-2-2-2, or even: 1-2-3-4-5-5-5-4-3-2-1
Each pattern limits the number of spins that each player can play with the maximum number of coins. By doing this, the strategy limits the amount of money that can be lost by playing the maximum number of coins for too long. Players may choose to play an even more conservative pattern of the umbrella strategy, if playing an online casino slot. This simply means that you should play more low coin spins before slowly increasing to the maximum number of coins spins.
An example of a more conservative pattern is: 1-1-1-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-5-5-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-1-1-1
You can choose to stick to the maximum betting amount for a small number of spins or for a larger number of spins. Do not stick to it for too long however, otherwise you will defeat the purpose of the system.
Always remember that if you hit your loss limits, stop playing and walk away, (or log off), from the machine.