What’s Your Strategy For The Big Win?

Let us play a game. I’m going to give you $100 and your job is to make as much money from it as possible, as quickly as possible, let’s say in an hour max, without leaving your home – but you can only use it for poker or gambling. What’s your strategy for the big win?

By: Andrew Burnett

First of all, you need to choose your game – poker, roulette, slots, blackjack? Whichever takes your fancy, but you’ll need a plan, and for that you may need some pointers.


If you’re a decent poker player, you have a few choices. SNG with a possible multiplier? Players have won a $million this way, but generally you’re only going to have a 2-1 chance to double your money, and the variance is huge.

You don’t have time for a big buy-in, big payout MTT, so my own preference whenever I fancy a double-or-nothing punt with an edge is heads-up NLHE. Contrary to public opinion, these games are nowhere near as solved by humans as they are by machine.


Most players have their favourites, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best choice for a quick hit and run. The first important factor is picking a machine with a high Return to player (RTP) percentage; above 95% is a good place to start.

Variance is the next factor, known as ‘volatility’ in slot circles – the higher the volatility, the bigger your potential payout. And another important point to remember is that your bet size often determines the payout size – for your quick punt for glory, check out Nya casino for some of the biggest wins.


We know the house always wins at table games, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make them sweat, or use a strategy that gives you a good chance of walking off with a quick windfall.

Here’s one sure-fire way to boom or bust your $100…

Bet half your roll on red

  • If you win, get out of dodge quick
  • If you lose, bet the other half on the ‘middle 3rd’

Again, if you win you leave, but if you lose, well, at least you gave yourself the best chance for a quick scoop.


Perhaps the simplest way to ‘double your money’ almost instantly is to choose a new online casino that offers a 100% signup bonus, but of course you can’t just walk out with it without hitting some playing targets.

With that in mind, if blackjack is your game, here are a few tips to get you started;

  • Look for games where the dealer stands on ‘soft 17’
  • Make sure you have a basic strategy in place, and…
  • for our purposes the Martingale system gives you the best chance of a big score.

Of course, if you’re down to your last $100 you probably shouldn’t be playing at all, but for a fast and fun run at a big score when you have a bit of cash to spare, the choice is yours.


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