"If you're looking to find the best strategy for not losing as quickly, try playing a few games where your goal is to get the lowest score possible. It sounds counter-intuitive, but it helps you to realize what not to do in order to stay alive. Low-scoring games will happen eventually, and sometimes you will never even see it coming. I actually managed to (inadvertently) end a game with a score of 9. I have no doubt that it's possible for lower scores to happen, with an unlucky board setup and an unlucky set of spins. If you learn how to avoid these scenarios, you can become a high score king."