Here it is: you can still win lots of money at the lower limits. Hundreds of dollars. Thousands.
I’m not lying. I have examples.
For example, if you have a Bovada or Bodog account you can make a bet on the Titans to win the Super Bowl in 2016. The odds are 200/1.
If you bet $1 and the Titans win the Super Bowl, you’ll collect $200 in profit. Bet a little more, say $5, and you’ll collect $1,000.
Not too shabby a payday for a lucky guess.
Here’s another example – if you play 3-card poker there is a side bet you can make called Pairs Plus. You’ll win a bonus if you make a pair or better (and this doesn’t play against the dealer’s hand). If you make the best hand – a straight flush – you’ll be paid 40:1. Not too bad considering you’re playing for a few bucks per hand.
Okay, I have two more examples – both for slots players.
The first one is from one of my trips to Las Vegas. I was in New York New York or maybe the Luxor (don’t remember) playing one of our favorite machines – Wizard of Oz.
During one round I was awarded four wilds. Then the last reel landed on Dorothy.
Guess how much I won… $130.
Again, not a ton of money. But considering the spin only cost me .01 per line and .40 total to play all the lines, $130 is pretty good.
And my second example – Not long ago I read that a guy won $18,799,414 playing the Penny Megabucks machine at the Pahrump Nugget – the most money ever won on a penny slot machine.
Will this ever happen to you?
Probably not. The odds are astronomical, for one thing. And for most jackpots that large you’ll have to play a larger denomination machine and/or bet the max.
But it is possible – and it is a very good reason why you should consider playing for low stakes at one of our recommend low limit gambling sites.