Casinos are exciting places to be, however, there are some rules you need to abide by. These rules stand whether you are in a brick-and-mortar land-based casino, or if you are hankering down for some gambling enjoying online casino games.
Gambling can be a bit bewildering at first, but doing it right is so important as part of the gambling experience. This is why you should be very cautious about these 5 things, and ensure that you do not do them.
So, what exactly should you avoid doing in a casino? And why? Don’t worry these things won’t spoil your fun, these 5 things are no-go’s to save you money and keep you safe.
Firstly, Do not choose American over European roulette. Many beginners are unaware of why this is, but American roulette is more likely to see you lose than European roulette is. While the basics of the game are the same, and there is very little that keeps the two apart, there is a stark difference.
This difference is the significant addition of the double 00 on the American roulette wheel.
This increases the house edge and lessens your chances of winning.
It does not sound like much at all, however, it doubles the house edge, and halves the chance of a win for the gambler. This is why if there is a European roulette option available, you should always choose this instead.
Never sit down at a table above your level. As poker is presented in the media it has become cool, and people can be tempted to play at tables that they simply do not belong at. You can’t just sit anywhere.
If there is a table filled with players who are clearly more experienced in the game than you are, do not try your hand here. It will result in a loss for you, and everyone else enjoying the fresh meat that willingly chose to sit there.
Sure, having a drink at the casino can make you feel like Bond. But you aren’t Bond, and you need your head in the game when you gamble. It is so easy to get too drunk, especially when a casino offers free beverages.
As a beginner, this is even more dangerous for you and you are more likely to make some painfully poor decisions while you are drinking.
Just do not get drunk in a casino. Enjoy a light beverage, but know your limits, and make sure your head is always in the game, otherwise you will be looking to make some massive and avoidable losses.
One mistake many people make is that they tend to try and ‘compensate for losses’. This is a very bad idea. If you have made losses, accept it and walk away.
The best way to avoid making losses that are of a concern to you is to set yourself limits. Limit how much you will gamble with, be it a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly limit. Set yourself a bankroll for your gambling activities, and make sure this amount is the amount you are willing to risk losing.
This will prevent you from gambling with money you could end up losing. You should never touch your life savings while you are at the casino either. Doing so can result in disaster, and you can lose all your hard work in the blink of an eye.
Imagine walking in with a good savings plan, and plenty of financial stability and walking out with nothing to your name. It is a horrible thought, but it is a truth for many. This is the danger of a gambling addiction, and it can so easily begin by simply not being careful enough.
So, always plan out a bankroll that you are happy to lose. Do not take your card out when you go to a physical casino, take only physical cash with you and when that is all used up, leave.
Don’t try to win back your losses either, as this can spiral out of control. Know when you are having good and bad gambling days. If today is not your day, that is okay, you can walk away and try again tomorrow. It is not the end of the world. But trying to force winnings out of desperation… Well, that could be the end of a lot of finances for you.
Some people stay in casinos for days. Casinos can be addicting, this is dangerous because they can easily eat away at your finances and at your mental health too. You should never stay in a casino too long.
When it comes to online casinos, you can sometimes set limits on how long and how much you gamble, helping you to better prevent the chances of a gambling addiction rearing its ugly head.
You can also set alarms, and make sure you adhere to them to prevent you from staying too long.