5 Cliches About Casinos You Should Avoid

by , May 31, 2019 | 11:23 am

Casinos have been heavily romanticized in various forms of media for years. This means that lots of people have some fairly cliche ideas about what is expected in a casino. Here are 5 common cliches that you should avoid.

1. Putting everything on black or red

Every day people go into casinos with the intention of creating an unforgettable moment. They want to put all of their money on back or red in a game of Roulette and get the win. In their minds, they probably think it will play out like a movie.

Unfortunately, there is a very good chance that they will lose instantly and their casino experience is over before it could even begin. Instead of getting the cinematic moment they wanted, the time they put everything on black will be made fun of for years to come.

If you really want to create unforgettable moments in a casino, you need to actually spend some time playing. Don’t just spend all of your bankroll on a single bet since if it doesn’t go your way, that is the end of your evening. To truly make it a night you will remember, you need to take your time.

2. Getting drunk and partying

Casinos are a popular destination for things like stag parties and often, people think excessive amounts of alcohol and gambling are the perfect combination for a memorable night. Many casinos have cheap and strong drinks available for the simple reason that drunk people tend to gamble and lose more.

If you actually want to win at some of the more strategic casino games like Poker, you need to keep your wits about you. The more you drink, the more you are tempted to take risks, like betting a lot of money. Unfortunately, you also become less skilled at playing the games, so there’s a good chance you will leave the casino disappointed.

Consider going to the casino before you start the heavy drinking. That way, you can enjoy some “pre-drinks” at the casino and you’re not risking taking a massive loss due to poor drunken decisions.

3. Being a high roller

Don’t feel the need to spend any more than you are comfortable with at the casino. At most casinos, there’s going to be games and tables to suit every type of bankroll. Some people feel like they have to “go big or go home”, but these are the kinds of people that end up losing half their life savings in one night.

You shouldn’t really gamble with any funds you can’t afford to lose. In fact, sometimes playing in the lower stakes games can be more fun, as there is not as much pressure to be successful and you can just relax and have a good time. If you can afford to be a high roller, then go for it by all means, but don’t feel pressured into spending more than you are comfortable with.

4. Quitting while you are ahead or playing until you lose

When it comes to making the decision to leave the casino, people have a lot of opinions. Some people will insist that you should quit while you’re ahead after a big win, and others might insist you “play until you lose”.

The fact is that you and you alone know how much the winnings are worth to you. If you win big but are still having fun, plus you have a lot of disposable income, there’s really no need to quit. Likewise, if you are having a long run of luck, you don’t need to keep going until your luck runs out.

Don’t let other people’s opinions convince you to keep going or to quit. When it’s your money, the only person whose opinion matters is your own and possibly your significant other’s too. Don’t cave in to peer pressure or you might end up making a decision you will come to regret.

5. Illegal backroom games

There are countless movies in which the protagonists get involved with illegal backroom poker games. In the UK, there’s really no need to get involved with anything like this since gambling is pretty much completely legal.

If you spend time abroad in certain countries such as Thailand, you will find that gambling is much more restricted. You shouldn’t get involved in any black market gambling games. It’s quite likely you will get scammed; stick to legitimate games.

Have fun

The key to enjoying your time in a casino is to focus on having fun rather than what is expected of you. Don’t make any ridiculous bets if you can’t afford it.

In the long run, you are probably going to have a better time playing a few hours of lower stakes games rather than being a high roller for about 30 seconds.

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