So you have been planning a trip to a casino for a long time but have never actually managed to get around to doing it but now you have managed to make some time. You are just about to leave but are now starting to wonder what you might have let yourself in for and are frantically looking for some gambling tips before you make the journey.
Luckily for you guys, we are on hand to give you five very good tips with regards to gambling at a land based casino. Check them out and stick to them and you just might find yourself netting a few wins.
Always Know Your Limits
This is easily the most important of the tips so you should not be surprised that we put it first. Knowing how much you can afford to spend at a casino is paramount and making sure you never go above this is extremely important.
Money management might seem like a really boring subject but knowing how to look after your money when gambling could save you from a lot of financial trouble.
First you should find out just how much money you can afford to lose before then figuring out how much time you want to play. You can then use some math to work out how much you are going to allow yourself to bet on an hourly basis. Always stick to what you planned and there is a good chance that you can avoid financial perils in the future.
Always Get Full Value
You should always be looking to get as much value as possible when gambling at a casino. Most casinos will offer up freebies and comps to their players so be sure to find out what these could be.
In order to get comps, most casinos will require you to be a member of their players club, so ensure that you do this as soon as possible. The cards that are issued when you become a player’s club member are used to track what you are doing at the casino. This means that every time you play a certain game, place any kind of bet etc, it is recorded and you are given pints.
How much you play will determine what sort of freebies you get from the comps and it could be anything from free drinks, to merchandise right up to special discounts on purchasing chips to play with.
Be Aware of Cameras
Absolutely every casino in the world will have CCTV cameras scattered around and looking at every games table on the floor. This are obviously there to protect the casino from cheaters, thieves, and other types of criminals but they are also there to protect us as players. They could help to get you out of any trouble if you are accused of anything.
While you may feel safe in the knowledge that there are cameras around, this does not mean that you should simply leave your belongings lying around. Cameras can film incidents but they cannot stop them from happening. If someone decides to take your Smartphone or a chunk of your chips, there is a good chance that they will have left the casino by the time you or anyone else has even realized.
Know the Rules
This tip could not be emphasized enough! If you do not know the rules to a game, you really should not be playing it. Is it ever a god idea to bet your real money on a game that you have never played before and do not understand the games rules. Would you try to take on Floyd Mayweather in the ring without ever taking any boxing lessons?
If the game is a fairly complex one such as poker, you should definitely be taking the time to get some practice at some free tables before waging your own money. Other games such as slots may not need as much practice but they should be tested out first before you risk any serious money.
There are plenty of resources that you can use online as well, from forums, to guides, and video tutorials. Try to learn as much as you possibly can about any of the games that you might be playing at the casino. Not only will you understand the games better but you may also pick up some little tips that could give you a better chance of winning.
Don’t Fret Too Much About Taxes
If you live in America you may be aware that you will have to pay taxes on your winnings but you really should not let this worry you too much. You will take a bit of a hit on winnings but you should be left with more than enough.
A good way to get around taxes on a big win is to make sure that you are a member of the players club at a casino. This is because the card that you are given helps to record all of your activity. This means that once a big win rolls in, you can use a win-loss statement to offset the taxes on your win by showing the money that you have lost throughout the year.
This might come back to bite you if you have had a good year all round at the casinos but this is quite rare as most of you will already know.
Equipped with the above tips you should be in far better shape the next time that you make a trip to your favorite casino. There are plenty more tips to be had too and you can find many of these scattered through our many other posts. With this added knowledge in your back pocket you will feel a lot more confident when entering the casino and placing bets.