Update 12/08/2015: Pogo has changed the way refills work and this method for building a stash of coins is no longer relevant.
Pogo Parlor Slots games (Zuma Slots, Bejeweled 2 Slots, Chuzzle Slots, and Peggle Slots) all share the same virtual currency: Coins. Once you understand how the Coin bucket system works, you can work to build up a stash of Coins that you can use for ranking up, badges and challenges, and just playing as much as you want whenever you want.
The general overview is that you will refill your Coins when the refill is available and then spin the reels to wager just enough Coins to make your Coin bucket eligible for the next refill, then quit. This will slowly build a stash of Coins because you will never be wagering anything but the Coins you received from a refill, and any Coins you win over and above your wager will add to your stash.
1. Take stock
The first thing you’ll want to do is take stock of your rank in each game. Whichever game has the highest rank is the game you’ll want to use to refill your Coin bucket so you ensure you get the most Coins to work with. We’ll call this your “refill game”.
Since the game doesn’t have anywhere to show you your current rank, you’ll have to look at your badges to find out if you’ve reached rank 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50. Use the chart below to determine how many free Coins you are getting in your refill game. If you haven’t reached rank 10 in any of the games, your refill amount is 5,000 Coins.
Rank 0 to 9 – 5,000 Coins
Rank 10 to 19 – 6,000 Coins
Rank 20 to 29 – 7,000 Coins
Rank 30 to 39 – 8,000 Coins
Rank 40 to 49 – 9,000 Coins
Rank 50 – 10,000 Coins
Open your refill game and click the “Refill bucket” button. Note: don’t refill unless the graphic shows an empty Coin bucket and the text “Your Coin bucket is empty, but your free refill is ready.”
If your bucket is low or high, close the pop-up and spin a few times. You can return to the pop-up and check if it’s empty yet by clicking the bucket in the lower left corner of the game.
Once you’ve refilled, you can either continue in your refill game or switch to a game with a better payout. Whichever game it is for you, we’ll call this your “spinning game”.
3. Spin, but not too much
This is where you build your stash. In your “spinning game”, spin the reels enough times to spend the Coins you were given at refill time so that you will receive the full amount of Coins at the next refill time (4 hours later). For example, if your refill was 5,000 Coins, you’ll need to spin 25 times with a 200 wager.
Some players like to up the wager and spin less times to spend their Coins, but others argue the more times you spin the better your chance for winning, even though the payout could potentially be less. If you’re pressed for time and need to spend 5,000 Coins quickly, bumping the wager up to 2,500 and spinning twice is your fastest option.
To check at any time if you’ve spent all of your refill Coins or not, click the Coin bucket in the lower left corner of the game. If the Coin bucket in the pop-up window has Coins inside it, you need to spin more. It should look empty, like the one shown to the right here.
After you complete your spins, you have now spent all of your refill Coins, but you will keep your winnings. It’s those winnings that add to your stash.
Repeat this process every 4 hours or just here and there throughout your Pogo play time and over time you’ll build up a stash to use.
A quick tip to help you remember to refill: set your browser’s home page to your refill game. That way, every time you open your browser the game will load and you can refill your bucket and spin to spend the refill Coins.
A tip for choosing your spinning game: you may want to spin in the Parlor slots game you’re working on ranks or badges in, but since you’re trying to build up a stash of Coins, you will want to choose the game with the best payout. Some players cite Bejeweled 2 Slots as having the best payouts and others say it’s Chuzzle Slots.
Which Pogo Parlor slots game do you think pays out the best? Share your experiences in a comment below.