When you venture into a casino in the real world, or online, then you don’t want to be viewed as easy pickings for the more experienced casino patrons. It can be daunting, especially as a novice, to ante up in the face of opponents who may be markedly more experienced, older and even wealthier than yourself. Even if you are not facing off across the poker table, taking on the casino with its house edge can prove daunting, that is unless you know a few secrets to top casino gambling!
1. Only bet with what you can afford to lose
The cast-iron rule of gambling is that you should only ever play with what you can afford to lose. If you view your casino cash as ‘money spent’ rather than “money earned’, then your attitude will be calmer and you will be a better player at whatever game you choose to play. That’s not to say that you don’t want to play to win – you do, but you don’t want to ever play any casino game knowing that you cannot afford to lose.
2. Attitude matters
It’s likely that your opponents won’t know much about your background as a player, especially if you are playing online. So remember, don’t be meek, mild and allow you to be bullied at the table by other players or the casino, stand up and play confidently with attitude. When the odds are in favor, go for your bet confidently and treat winning and losing just the same. If you can stay as calm when you are winning $5,000 as you can when losing $5, then you are onto a winner!
3. Bet sensibly, ideally develop a strategy
One of the biggest novice mistakes is when people bet too much too soon and find themselves either out, or way down in a game before they have even had chance to get warmed up to the action. Keep your bets affordable and sensible initially in order to play the game and build your stack slowly. The longer you stay in, then the more chances you have of hitting a decent run of form. Alternatively, if luck isn’t going your way, by keeping your bets small and manageable, you are decreasing the hits your account is taking. If you are up, you can increase the size of bets proportionate to your winnings and devise a strategy to ensure you always have money left in your account to play with next time.
4. Choose your games carefully
Casino’s offer lots of different games, many are pure chance (such as slot machines or roulette), others are played to a strategy against the house (such as blackjack) or against other players (like poker). Weigh up your strengths and weaknesses and choose the games you think are most likely to offer you the chance of winning. Do you have the mental fortitude to play poker? The strategy needed to win at blackjack, or do you prefer to leave it all to chance?
5. Walk away!
A win is not a win if you proceed to then give the money back to the house or other players. Always identify the right time when you should walk away from the casino. Whether you are up, or have incurred a loss on your session, walking away will leave you with money to play next time and the knowledge that you have that all-important self-discipline to quit, even when things seem to be going really well, or really poorly.
Playing at online casinos for free is very simple. Just visit the casino, click on register, and fill the form. Some casinos ask your choice of play with real money or free money when registering and some ask this option when signing in. There are two main benefits of free play at online casinos. First benefit is you can gain your experience or learn to play with free casino money. Second benefit is you can feel the online casino from the core of your heart. There is always a soft relation between a Casino and player so it’s better to feel the casino, feel the ambience, check out the customer support, test the game rules, take a look at graphics of all individual games, recheck the deposit and withdrawal options, keep an eye on regular promotions.