Slots Conquest (2010) Reviewed  

Many books have been written about gambling topics – from card counting in blackjack right down to ways to beat the house. When it comes to slots, one of the most detailed and also enjoyable books has to be Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines, by Frank Scoblete.

For those who haven’t yet had the chance to read this informative book, here is a quick review.

How Slots Conquest Helps you Win

Slots are the most popular games at online casinos – this is apparent when you consider the fact that most of the games at every online and mobile casino are slots. About 80% of the players at an online casino end up playing slot machines because the games are fun and luck-based; you don’t require any special skills to win at slots.

However, most players have no clue as to how slots work. Worse, many players don’t know much about the dynamics involved in playing a slot, such as identifying games that are hot favorites, games to stay away from and things like RTP value – what it actually is – and hit frequency. Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines addresses all these aspects of gaming, and then some!

The book is an upgraded version of the first book that Scoblete wrote about odds and slot machines in 1994 – Break the One-Arm Bandits. It claims to be able to help you improve your odds of winning. And that is one of the main reasons for the book’s popularity: it doesn’t claim to tell you how you can win everything you spin a reel on after reading it; instead, it provides you with of information that will help you understand the game better and thereby alter the way you play.

In the context of the wonderful world of online casinos, what the above means is that reading the book doesn’t automatically guarantee big wins at, say, a top MGA-powered online casino.

What you Learn After Reading this Book

This is a book that offers a whole lot of ‘learning’ possibilities for you, spread across 25 well-written chapters. For example, it gives you information that will help you differentiate between a machine that gives you a higher mathematical edge and one that doesn’t. The good thing about that – you will be able to identify which machines to latch on to and which to stay away from like the plague!

That is not all; the book also tells you how you could maximize your performance on these games by changing, in subtle yet significant ways, how you play them. Among other things, an important thing that this book teaches you is effective bankroll management – after reading this book it is possible that there will be a more organized approach to the madness of wagering on a game of luck.


There are other things that you get to learn as well, thanks to this book. One important area that the book covers, extensively, is about the mistakes players end up making while playing slots. The mistakes, most of the time, are simple and small but the results can be devastating. Not recognizing the end of a winning streak, for instance, could end up with you losing substantially more than what you won!

The book is not all seriousness and games, though – there are fun segments too, like the section that talks about some of the weirdest slots adventures, and also some of the wacky ones, all true. It touches on psychic slots experiences that players claim to have had, and discusses whether these are cold facts or airy fiction. And of course, there is a section on the relationship – we didn’t know one existed until now – between slots and sex!

What People Are Saying About Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines

Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines has drawn praise from reviewers across platforms.  Casino Magazine columnist Henry Tamburin says ‘This is a must-read book for all slot players. There’s information here that can’t be found anywhere else.’ ‘Has more information than any other slot book ever published, including which machines can be favorable to the players. Twenty five great chapters and a must-read book’, says Bill Burton of the Casino City Times.

Of course, if you want a real feel of the book takes a look at the brief reviews left by readers who actually purchased this book, from websites like Amazon, for instance. Says a reviewer with the moniker LBell at the Amazon website, ‘The slot machines that he says you can win at are not found in most casinos. You might find 1 or 2. There is some interesting facts about how slots work and how you are paid at a different rates for penny, nickel, quarter and dollar machines.’

Some buyers have not been so kind, though. According to another reviewer, the book overshot the mark by at least a hundred pages. Not just that, she claimed some of the stuff was off-topic, as the chapter on the relationship between slots and sex.

We have an opinion on the book too. Instead of providing the same old staid advice of playing high payout slots, using no deposit bonuses and playing at the correct casinos, this book takes you deeper. It examines the intricate details of how slots work and helps a player get a much better understanding of how and why this fun game has taken over at both online and land-based casinos.

About the Author

Frank Scoblete is a best-selling author on gambling in the USA. He has been writing about all things casino and gambling-related since 1989. He is a prolific writer with more than 30 books to his name! So much so, that the Washington Post refers to him as ‘a widely published authority on casino games’. And his expertise is also called upon by other newspaper giants like the Denver Post and the New York Post.


Popular books from this author include, among others, titles like Beat the One-Armed Bandit, Beat the Craps Out of the Casinos, Beat Blackjack Now!, Casino Craps: Shoot to Win and I am a Card Counter: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Blackjack.

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