Reno Local Wins $880K at the Penny Slots

A local Reno man is starting off his new year with a big win from Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.
Exterior Atlantis Casino in Reno Nevada
Luck was with Lawrence Fuller when he sat down at a penny slot machine on January 5th. Fuller placed a bet of $1.80 that wound up changing his life when he received a jackpot of $880,000. To top it off, he continued his winning streak with five more slot machine jackpots that same day.

Fuller called the win “life changing” and planned to put his winnings into the bank until he could figure out exactly what to do with it. One thing is for sure, this is a win he’ll never forget.

More About Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, NV

The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is one of Reno’s high-end resorts. It’s located at the south end of Virginia Street with a connection to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Inside the hotel sits a 60,000 square-foot casino that draws affluent gamblers, convention goers, and couples on a weekend getaway. The casino floor hosts a variety of casino games ranging from the latest in slots and video poker, dynamic table games, Keno and a non-smoking poker room.

Odds of Winning at Slot Machines

All slot machines are equipped with random number generators, constructed in a way that gives the casino an edge. So how does a player beat those odds? The answer is to look for a “loose” slot machine.

Many slot machines are put together in a way where players can get many little wins but no big ones. Other machines are manufactured to offer big wins but no little ones. Players should learn the subtle and not so subtle differences between the two types of machines.

It’s also a good idea to get to know the pay table. How much and how frequently a slot machine pays out will be subject to the variance of the slot machine. Starting small means keeps you in your own comfort zones without losing money unnecessarily. When you become more comfortable with the method of payment you then increase your bet. Practice combined with patience will take you a long way.

Slot Machine Strategy

A successful slot machine strategy should begin before you ever start to play. Ask yourself what your goal is at the casino. Are you playing to have fun or to win as much as you can? Prioritizing your game time will determine the focus of your slot machine strategy.

Next, decide how much money you’re willing to spend and can afford to lose when playing. Once you decide how much you are willing to lose, it helps you to figure out how long you plan to stay at the casino. This also helps you decide which slot machine to choose.

Slot machines come in different denominations like the penny slots Lawrence Fuller won his $880,000 on. Dollar slots have bigger payouts, but also include more risk. Don’t forget to bet the max amount per spin!

It’s also a good idea to avoid progressive slots as they have life-changing prizes but terrible odds. Instead, look for machines with moderate jackpots and mid-value prizes. You can find this out by reading each machine’s pay table to determine their payouts.

Remember, if your goal is fun, the more intricate video slots might be your best option. If your goal is to spend a long time at the casino, you’ll want to concentrate on lower-cost machines like penny slots. Just like Lawrence Fuller, you never know how your play at a penny slot might turn out!