How to Win at the Casino with $20

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If you want to know how to win big at online casinos with a small budget, we can't tell you the definitive answer here. No-one can. However…

There are definitely ways to increase your chances of small but continuous wins. And even, to increase your chances of hitting a life changing big win!

So, what are these tips? Let's get into them.

Play Live Casino Blackjack and Learn Strategy

You might not want to hear it. But if you want to win with $20 at online casinos, your statistical best chance? Is to learn how to play blackjack properly and hit the live casino.

There is no better answer. But of course, not everyone enjoys this game. Plus it does take a long time to build up your bankroll to something impressive. And that's without considering cold streaks. But mathematically, live casino blackjack is the best way to win money at a casino.

Bet small and keep upping your ante when you've got a good hand. As long as you're consistent, you should see returns.

Bet Small on Slots and Play for the Free Spins Round

If you must play slots, and why not because they are fun after all, try betting small. Bet small and play for the free spins or bonus round. A lot of high variance slots pack much of their Return to Player into the lucky few who hit the bonus rounds. Often, you'll make all the small bets back if you hit it!

Most modern slots you can bet from as little as $0.10 or $0.20 per spin. That's 100 spins from $20, which (depending on the slot) is often enough to get you into a free spin's bonus game. Or more, if you're lucky!

Try to Favour Jackpot Slots - Be in It to Win It

Also, look for slots with progressive jackpots and large potential max wins. Why? Well, why not?

If you're playing a slot without a progressive jackpot, you're just missing out really. No disrespect, other slots can still be fun!

You're hugely unlikely to hit it, but unless you're playing for it, you're never going to win it anyway, eh?

Shop Around for Good Free Spins Offers

A casino that offers 5x or less wagering on a free spins offer, and a decent amount of them, is always worth checking out. These are low risk, especially with a $20 deposit.

Just check the maximum win condition before you jump in too.


  • Live blackjack is statistically the best - if you can put the effort in
  • Look for jackpot slots, bet low and play for high value bonus rounds to maximise chances of big wins
  • Pick up good free spins offers when you see them