If you are looking for a simple, but fun social casino game, we may have exactly what you are after. HiLo is an exclusive Stake Original game with a very basic concept and the potential to give you a lot of enjoyment.
If this sounds like your type of game, then read on to get the full lowdown on how HiLo works and how you can use your Stake.us Gold Coins to play this popular game. Plus, you can get some expert tips to improve your chances of success when playing HiLo.
We’ll be honest here, HiLo is not the most exciting looking game you will find at Stake.us. In fact, at first glance, you could be forgiven for wanting to immediately go and play something else instead. But before you run off to play Blackjack at Stake.us, let us try and convince you to give HiLo a try.
The game of HiLo involves showing you a playing card from a traditional 52 card deck. Your job is to guess whether the next card drawn will be higher or lower than that card. To help you out, the game screen shows you the percentage chance of both eventualities. You can also see the multiplier you will win if your prediction is correct. All you have to do is select your stake, make your prediction, and click to reveal the card.
HiLo trick and tips
As HiLo is a purely social game, it is played using Gold Coins. You cannot exchange Gold Coins for cash on Stake.us, but that does not mean you can’t have a lot of fun playing HiLo. And whilst HiLo is a largely luck based game, there are a few neat tricks you can apply to your gameplay that will improve your chances of success.
Don’t make the same mistake
Yes, HiLo is an extremely simple game to understand, but there is a little quirk to the rules you need to have at the back of your mind. In the majority of games, your two choices are ‘same or higher’ and ‘same or lower’ – in other words, if a card of the same value is drawn, you win. Naturally, this moves the odds slightly in your favor.
But if the card drawn is either a king or an ace (the highest or lowest value cards), your choices change to ‘same’ and ‘lower’ if it’s a king and ‘same’ and ‘higher’ if it is an ace. So just because you are looking at an ace or king, it does not mean you are guaranteed a win.
Don’t count the cards
In many card games, players can improve their chances by counting the cards. Knowing that certain cards have already been played, and therefore cannot appear again, can help to impact decision making. However, HiLo uses auto shuffling and every card is drawn from a full deck. This negates the point of counting the cards, as every game has the odds attached to it.
Use your head
If you ever play Limbo at Stake.us, you will know that there can be a temptation to go for the riskier, high multiplier options. After all, there are some huge wins to be had by opting for the high multipliers and you’re not playing with real money. The same temptation can apply to HiLo, especially as the game screen shows you your potential winning multiplier.
Unfortunately, chasing those big wins is likely to lead to a rapidly diminishing Gold Coins balance. A better approach is to use low stakes on high percentage options. This gives you a great chance of slowly building your Gold Coins balance.
Using free Gold Coins to play HiLo
To help you play HiLo, Stake.us gives you several ways to obtain free Gold Coins. Here are some of the best:
Daily Reload: Log onto your Stake.us account every day and you will receive a selection of free Gold Coins.
Weekly Giveaway: For every 1000 Gold Coins that you play each week, you gain an entry into Stake.us’ weekly prize draw. This draw gives you the chance to win a share of 25,000,000 Gold Coins.
Social media competitions: If you follow Stake.us on Facebook and Twitter, you can enter exclusive contests to win free Gold Coins.
Conclusion – A great game for beginners
If you like simple, relaxed gameplay, HiLo certainly hits the mark. You don’t need to worry about tricky rules or concern yourself with meeting cash rollover requirements. HiLo allows you to just sit back, play at your own pace and (hopefully!) grow your Gold Coin balance.
If you follow our simple tips, you should be able to see your Gold Coin balance rise. Giving you more opportunities to play HiLo and enjoy the other Stake Originals on offer. Enjoy!