October 29, 2021

Should You Use Autoplay With Slots?

Ethan Lim
Written byEthan LimWriter
Researched byJavier FernandezResearcher

Autoplay features are interesting. There are definitely some pros and cons for activating the autoplay on a slot machine game. One of the pros is that you don’t have to sit there and hit the “Spin” button repeatedly (although this is supposed to be one of the charms of slots).

Should You Use Autoplay With Slots?

One of the cons is that if you’re on a losing streak, the game burns through your balance more quickly.

Why On Earth Would You Use Autoplay?

Even the best online casinos forbid the use of player-side autoplay software to protect their games and themselves from unfair play.

The in-game autoplay is a safe way to keep the game spinning. So it is a style of play that allows for autonomous rolling. Perhaps complementing your strategy.

There Is A Hierarchy To Autoplay

Every autoplay feature has some kind of limit on spins. Most are set between 10 and 15, but occasionally you might find that will allow up to 100.

Less is safer, but since you are choosing autoplay, I would be safe in assuming that more is better.

Some Disadvantages Of Autoplay

Players, gamblers, punters and dribblers may become distracted while setting autoplay. If you don’t want to activate 25 spins at the maximum bet, you could burn through a lot of money before you realize your mistake.

It won’t matter so much if your balance doesn’t drop, but the first time I used autoplay at a live, in person casino, I lost half my credits before I knew what I had done.

Advantages of Using Autoplay

Unlike roulette, you rarely if ever want to change your bets in slots. There’s almost no way to do that in slots except to vary how much you wager on each spin, which some gamblers consider to be a good slots gaming strategy to play by.

You can also, theoretically, run autoplay on more than one slot game at a time. You’ll be expected to give up all but one game if the casino is crowded. And some casinos may forbid this practice, but I’ve never seen any notices to that effect.


The fact that is important to remember is that autoplay is not a system that improves your chances of winning money on slot machines. Using the autoplay feature doesn’t change how the machine works. It doesn’t switch to another algorithm.

As far as the casino is concerned, you’re welcome to risk losing all the money you want to. They’ll gladly pay any legitimate prize and take as much of your money as they can.

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Ethan Lim
Ethan Lim

Ethan Lim, a native of the Lion City, is Singapore’s rising star in the domain of online casino guide localization. He masterfully blends his intimate knowledge of local culture with international gaming standards to produce content that resonates deeply with Singaporeans.

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