Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to the Casino
Before you run off to the casino with all of your cash in hand, there are a few things I think you should know about this place. Everyone has that dream of hitting it huge and having an extravagant trip. Here’s a list of a few things I wish someone told me before my first few times.
- The House Will Always Win
No matter how many times I say this, people always think that they’re the exception and that they can beat the house. Let me remind you, YOU CAN’T BEAT THE HOUSE! They don’t make it a business to give away huge sums of money to everyone who walks through those doors. You need to be ok with losing that money you came with and make it a point to not keep pulling more out. The casino won’t tell you to stop giving them money!
- Pace Yourself
If you are going to be at the casino for a few days, don’t go big and get stuck. It’s always a good idea to budget out your money for “X” amount of dollars per day that you’re willing to lose. Not only will this limit how much you can lose, it will also make the trip a lot more enjoyable. I’ve seen too many people lose their entire bankroll within hours of getting to the casino. Don’t be that person that has to hang out in the room and watch TV while the rest of the crew is living it up. This also goes for drinks! You want to remember at least some of your trip. Don’t be blackout drunk the whole time.
- The Game Will Always Be There
I get it, you’re on a hot streak and you want to keep stacking those chips. I’ve been there and it feels like nothing else matters. Well, things do matter away from those tables. If you brought your kids or friends or family, don’t neglect them to keep gambling. The game will go on forever. Don’t worry. Spend that time with those loved ones and don’t neglect them. If you are stuck (lost a bunch of money), don’t chase those losses and neglect your family. That’s a sign of addiction! Let the game go, have fun with your family, and you can get back in the game at any time.
- If You’re Not Sure, Ask
You’d be surprised what you can get if you just ask. The casino is designed to keep people there and playing. They will give you discounted or free everything as long as you stay and play. You can ask for better liquor, free rooms, free food, or to even change a channel on a TV in the casino. As long as it’s not disturbing the other guests, they love to accommodate. You really just have to ask. Being polite helps a lot too!
- Check Out The Whole Place
Casinos usually have a lot to offer other than gambling. Of course, the casino floor is their bread and butter and they would love to keep you gambling the whole time. They know that people won’t come to simply gamble the whole time and if they offer other amenities, more people will be willing to stay there. Take a few minutes when you first get there to take a look around the place and see if there are things everyone might enjoy away from the tables too. Exploring is always a good idea!
- Have Fun
People tend to get caught up with winning money and worried about how much they’re losing. You came to the casino to have fun, so do that. Bring friends and have some drinks. Play cards or craps and keep things light. Don’t get all tilty and ruin your friends’ good time. You want to get invited on these trips more often and no one wants to invite the person who fights and gets mad. Trust me, go to have fun and enjoy what the casino has to offer. The casino always has a price, they just do a good job of hiding all of the costs!
I hope these tips help and let me know how those casino trips go. Let’s hit the tables and have a good time. Good luck!