The Star Strategy, also called the "Three Star Strategy" because is geared towards the 3-coin slot machines and it uses a bunch of long series to play each session. The three-star strategy involves a variation on the strategy of naked pulls known as naked numbers. While naked pulls limits your losses and signifies the end to a session at a machine, naked numbers limits your losses by signifying the end to a level of a series. For example, you are playing a series that reads: 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1, which is ten pulls per coin level. You set a naked number of four, which means if you are playing 3 coins and you get four empty pulls, you can drop down to the next lowest bet amount and play 2 coins for ten straight pulls and if you have four empty pulls, you don't end the session, you just drop one betting level and continue the series at that level.
Again, when you start a session, naked pulls are the number of pulls you set to end the session and leave that machine. It should be between eight and sixteen empty pulls, but can be any number the player feels comfortable with, and the naked number is for when you play a series that calls for long amounts of pulls at a certain level of bet, example: 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2 etc., the idea is to reduce the number of pulls at that amount so as not to loose too much to fast. The player must choose these numbers depending on the length of the series, and the players bet can be between 25% and 50% of the bankroll depending on the series length.
The “Naked Number Strategy” is an excellent strategy that allows you to stay at a certain machine as it gives you a chance to drop to a lower bet amount. Be sure to keep an eye on your loss limit and naked pulls that signal the end of your session. For example, you do not want to set your naked pulls at ten and then exceed that limit just because you are dropping to a lower level and you never exceed your loss limit. So if you set a loss limit at 50%, you do not want to keep playing just because the series is not over because a loss limit is just that, a limit not to be exceeded.
With the three star method you use ten bets per level and should have at least $20 per session for quarter slot machines and $30 per session for half-dollar machines and so on. You have to break up your bankroll into realistic sessions and set your loss limits. A good example of the three-star strategy is: 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2 -3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1. Or even: 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2- 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 -2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2 -3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3 -2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2 -2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3. And if you have more to wager: 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3 -2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.
Just to go over this 3 star slots strategy before you play and you should like the fact that there are only ten pulls at each level with protection coming from the addition of naked numbers. Plus, you can stay at the level you are at, or you can jump to a higher level, (from 2-2-2-3-3-3-3), and complete that line or slide back to the level you jumped from if a loss occurs or visa-versa. This cuts down on any heavy insertion of coins at the higher levels on a cold machine or smaller levels on a hot machine.