Whatever You Do, Don’t Do These Things in a Casino!
When you head to a land-based casino, there are a lot more factors at play that can impact your game and change your experience. There is no better feeling than walking out of the casino with your pockets full from winning, but if you have a few of these habits then it’s unlikely that will ever happen.
So, let’s run through a few things that you should never do when you go to a casino – your bankroll depends on it!
Don’t Drink Too Much Alcohol
Most land-based casinos in America will give out free drinks to anyone playing games at the casino. Now, while this sounds amazing, the casino knows that people try to take advantage of it and end up getting rather drunk. When you’re drunk, you end up making poor decisions and therefore lose more money to the casino – covering the cost of the drinks.
So, if you want to give yourself the best chance of beating the casino, don’t have too much to drink. We’re not saying don’t have any alcohol, but if you’re going to get drunk, perhaps it’s time to walk away from the casino. After all, it’s not wise gambling without all your faculties intact.
Avoid Credit Card Cash Advances
When you head to the casino, some people often forget to take cash with them. Now, most casinos offer this magical thing called a credit card cash advance. Instead of going to the ATM, you can go to the cash desk and ask for a cash advance. You hand the worker your credit card and they run a charge on it and hand you the cash. Now, while that sounds good, the cash desk will charge you a fee of around 10-15% for the privilege of using them. Then, your bank will also charge you another 10-25% for taking a cash advance.
This means if you pull out €500, you will already be €200 in the hole in the worst-case scenario. To combat this, you can just go to the ATM where the fee is typically around €5 plus the cash ATM fee from your bank. If you want to scrap this all together, you can just use a debit card or visit the bank before you head off to the casino.
Avoid Getting a Line of Credit
If you don’t want to get a cash advance, you can get what’s called a line of credit from most casinos. Simply walk up to the cash desk and give them your banking information. They will then contact your bank to check how much money you have, and will give you a line of credit to the value of your account balance. Then you sign a paper and the casino gives you’re your money. Sounds good, right? Here’s why it’s not good at all.
If you’re the type of person that can’t control themselves when gambling, there is a good chance you will blow through all that money. Then when you leave, you have to pay the casino back. If you can’t pay or refuse to pay up, the casino can take the paper you signed down to the police and an arrest warrant will be issued for you. So, just avoid all of this risk and pull out cash from the ATM before you play.
Don’t Chase Your Losses
Chasing your losses is always a bad idea, and it never ends well. If you’re on a losing streak and lady luck just isn’t on your side, cut your losses and walk away. You can always go back later, but give the bad luck, anger and frustration time to pass. In poker, chasing your losses actually has a name – it’s called going on tilt. Players that tilt make bad decisions and play with anger, trying to chase their losses. This NEVER pays off and these players always walk out with even deeper losses, so if you feel yourself about to tilt, get up and walk away.
Don’t Try to Cheat
Finally, our last thing to never do in a casino is try to cheat. This has to be the stupidest idea anyone could ever have, and no matter how clever or fast you think you are, the casino is one step ahead. The casino floor is covered by thousands of cameras, and you’re on at least one camera at any given time. Cheating in the form of placing bets when the dealer isn’t looking, swiping chips from other players or swapping cards under the table will always be caught, so just don’t do it. If you’re caught cheating on the cameras, you will likely be evicted from the casino and the casino could even get the police involved – so don’t even try.
There you have it, these are the things that you should never do when you go to a casino. If you manage to avoid doing all these things, you will have a much more enjoyable time when you’re playing at the casino of your choice!