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    Slot Tournaments Basics

    Slot tournaments are exactly what they sound like: competitions that are centered on playing slot machines. Many casinos host slot tournaments on a regular basis. Some of these competitions are totally free to selected gamblers, while others are buy-ins.

    Individuals who sign up to play in slot machine tournaments are generally given a designated amount of credits. All of the contestants begin playing with the same exact amount. They must play out all of their credits within a certain time frame. That time frame is often around 20 minutes, although it varies depending on the casino and tournament. If a player doesn't use up all of his credits in a span of 20 minutes, he loses them all.

    If you're in a tournament, the slot machine you're playing keeps track of your score. Whoever gets the best results naturally earns the highest score. After the tournament's time runs out, a casino attendant will come by your specific machine and take note of your name and final score. He or she will do this with all of the players, so the casino can determine who received the highest score and therefore who the winner of the tournament will be. Once the attendant writes down your score, you can promptly exit the tournament.

    Casinos tend to have a restricted number of slot machines that are used for tournaments. Because of this, they generally cannot accommodate all of the registered players at once. They tend to hold several rounds of the competition instead. The casino will maintain a list of the newest scores of contestants in the tournaments. If you check the updated lists, you'll be able to see if you have a chance to win or not. It's always important to wait for the casino officials to announce all of the winners at the end.

    Top prizes for slot tournaments run the gamut. They're always at the discretion of the casinos running the competitions. People who come in first might win cash prizes. Players who follow them might receive smaller cash prices or perhaps even electronic gadgets or other types of gifts. There are no set rules regarding specific prizes for slot tournament contestants.

    Although many players try to press "spin" quickly time and time again to rack up the most points, things are often beyond their control. Slot machines randomly generate scores and winnings. If you happen to score high, you might become one of the winners. Note, too, that not all slot tournaments operate in the same exact manners. Some slot tournaments actually award the winners who earn the least points, rather than the other way around.

    Play for your chance to win a share of $2,500 every Tuesday at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau. Sign up at the Fan Club the day of the tournament starting at noon. Gold, Platinum and Millionaire members play for free. Everyone else can play by redeeming 500 points of buying-in for $10.


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