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sabong tips and tricks
All casino games, including sabong, are bad for the player. Their RTP is below 100% and they love casinos.
This means that you need luck to win, which is why higher volatility is usually better for you.
Let me explain… In low volatility games, outcomes tend to be closer to expected returns below 100% over time.
Conversely, in a high volatility game, you still lose money in the long run, however, because of the high volatility, you have a chance to win a lot of money.
From a different point of view, you can win the same amount of money with a smaller bet. If you place smaller bets with higher volatility, you will lose less in the long run while maintaining your chances of winning big.
That’s why most of my sabong tips and strategies are based on increasing volatility while also taking the game’s RTP into account.
sabong tip #1: Avoid betting types that significantly lower RTP
Most of the various bets on online sabong have the same RTP. However, some sabongs derived from land-based sabong games bring a distinct disadvantage to certain wagers. In this case, you should always choose a bet type with no disadvantage. I will use two examples to demonstrate this fact.
Betting on all 3 winning lines costs 2 cents, and betting on 1 winning line costs 1 cent.
Obviously, betting on 1 line has a big disadvantage and the RTP will be very low. Therefore, it is always advantageous to choose a bet of 2 cents.
Example of a bet with different RTPs: 2 coins bet is obviously better as this bet unlocks 3 winlines instead of 1 coin bet which only unlocks 1
Example 2: A full bet unlocks the bonus feature, doubling your winnings on three wild symbols. Games without this feature probably won’t have a very attractive RTP.
So either pick another slot or go all-in with the highest RTP.
sabong tip #2: Use doubling to adjust for volatility
The doubling feature (red/black) gives you the option to double your wins with a 50% chance. In some games (like Novomatic’s sabong) you can do this multiple times in a row (13 I think).
This feature greatly increases the volatility of the game. In the long term, you can trade many smaller wins for a lower percentage of higher value wins.
For example, without the doubling feature, you can win 40 times for $1 each. However, if you use the double feature up to 3 times, you can win 5 times for $8 each.
Long-term expectations are the same, but individual win rates are greater.
If your goal is to win big, the double-up feature is just what you need. It is predictable and easy to simulate, and I use it in some recommended sabong strategies.
Note: Be careful using the double feature when playing the bonus game, as the bonus terms and conditions may prohibit it.
This also applies to playing the free spins no deposit bonus, and your choices are also limited by the games you get the free spins for.
sabong tip #3: Reduce the number of winning lines to increase volatility
Did you know that if you set your game to 1 winline instead of 10, you are likely to get 5 to 10 times the game volatility?
When you bet $2 on one line, your average win rate is higher (and less often) than when you bet $0.20 on 10 lines. When you bet 10 lines at the same time, the paytable win is 10 times smaller. In most sabongs, you usually only hit winning combinations in a small fraction of the 10 rows, so your average win rate is also lower.
Note that this trick usually cannot be used by high rollers, as the maximum bet per line is usually limited. But there are some slots that are exceptions – like Cleopatra from IGT.
However, this trick is a must if you are a player who is betting less than $2 a round.
How to win big at sabong
The simple answer to this question is – you have to take big risks to win big.
However, if you want to win big with the highest possible odds, you have to push the volatility of your strategy to the sky.
Arguably, the most effective way to win the BIG is to lose as fast as possible. It doesn’t make sense, does it? Let me explain.
Statistically (in the long run) you lose money every time you bet. This is how RTP works.
To cut your losses in the long run, you must minimize your betting total. In order to minimize your betting total, you must try to lose your budget with as few bets as possible. If you do this and the RTP stays the same, then statistical principles give you a better chance of winning.
How does sabong work?
All gambling games depend on probability, chance and luck. The difference between sabong and many other gambling games is that, as the player, you have no influence on the outcome of your bets. The mathematical odds of winning any given game are completely out of your reach.
Take video poker, for example. If you know the game well enough, you can calculate your odds of winning any given hand based on your own cards and the cards on the flop. You can use this information to decide whether to sit, raise or fold.
However, when it comes to sabong games, there are no such gambling strategies – sabong is them. Every game has its own ROP and you can’t change it.
We hope now we’re off the band-aid – there’s no magic bullet for winning on sabong. However, even though the sabong game runs entirely on chance, there are still a few factors you should consider when deciding how much and where to bet.
Let’s take a look at some online sabong strategies to help you get more out of your hobby.
Consider higher denomination sabong
To increase your chances of winning big, you can try playing higher denomination games. Games that cost 5p per spin offer bigger jackpots than games that cost 1p.
This strategy has one obvious downside: you’re spending five times as much. It’s especially important that if you play expensive games, keep track of your spending and stay within your budget.