Where ever your travel destination, you’re almost always likely to encounter a casino or two. Whether you’re going to Vegas to gamble or need a rainy day activity in China, stepping into a casino anywhere in the world can be a thrilling and somewhat overwhelming experience if you’ve never been in one.
Here are some tips to consider to help you prepare for playing a game in a brick and mortar casino.
Brush Up On Your Knowledge of Games
If heading to a casino is on your vacation itinerary, you might want to read up on some of the casino games, especially if there’s one you’ve always wanted to play. Always wanted to try your hand at roulette? Reading up on roulette strategy takes very little time and will help you understand the basics of the game.
There Are No Rules
When we say there are no rules at a casino like Jackpot Junction, we’re talking about there’s no rule about what you can or can’t play as a beginner. If you want to try your hand at blackjack, who says you can’t? Just make sure you understand the basics.
There are rules such as the age of admittance and several house rules you should figure out when you get to the casino.
While each casino has its own rules, there’s some casino etiquette that you should also be aware of and consider when stepping into a casino for the first time.
- Be nice, play fair
- If you lose, be gracious
- Tip dealers and servers
- Don’t try to be a showoff (even if you’ve seen it in the movies)
- Don’t hold up the game with your indecisiveness
- Don’t use your phone
- It’s okay to ask for advice
- If you’re not playing, don’t sit at a game table
Start Out Slow
The flashing lights, the “ding” of the slot machines, the air feels electric and walking into a busy casino can give you an adrenaline rush. Many newcomers at a casino feel like they need to fit in and rush to make a decision about what to do first.
While you don’t want to look completely awestruck and out of place, take your time and start out slow. Most casino goers are so into their own games that they have no idea who’s coming and going.
Some of the easiest games to start out with are slot machines, keno, and bingo (if it’s available). Starting out easy can help you get a feel for the place and settle into the atmosphere. Once you’ve had time to look around and take it all in, you’re better prepared to branch out and play other games.
Play With A Fixed Amount
Before you start spending all of your vacation money, it’s smart to set a fixed amount for playing. You might earn big winnings (and that’s great) but you might lose everything you start out with, so start with a set amount and leave your ATM card alone. It may be tempting to take out more cash to try your luck at just “one more game” but it can be a vicious cycle.
Be Prepared To Lose
Anyone who loves going to a casino will tell you that you should be prepared to lose; it’s not negative, it’s a reality to keep in mind. We’ve all seen the rags to riches story depicted in a casino film but that’s not an everyday occurrence for the millions of people who visit a casino each day.
If you’re sitting in the casino and getting too upset about how much money you’re losing or if you’re not winning as much as you’d like, you’re doing it all wrong. A day in a casino should be a fun and memorable experience.