If you are visiting a live casino for the first time, you may find it a little overwhelming. For this reason, it’s important to prepare yourself beforehand to put yourself in the best position to enjoy yourself and hopefully win money. There are a number of ways in which you can be prepared. These include researching the games they have at the casino, trying the games online first and only betting what you can afford. To help you with your trip, below we have put together a guide on preparing yourself before going to a live casino.
Research the games they have at the casino
Each casino is different with different games being readily available depending on the establishment you are visiting. You may find at some casinos that they have a variation of the game you play. For example, the roulette tables may have two 00 or one 0 and the blackjack table could have a selection of special rules that differ from what you have seen before. Whether it’s your first time visiting a live casino or you have been to one before, it’s always worth researching the games that they have available for you to play. Not only will this help you feel more confident before turning up but it gives you a chance to become familiar with the rules they play.
Try online casinos first
A great way to prepare yourself before going to a live casino is to play some online games first. Why not play live roulette in the comfort of your home to get yourself used to the rules and learn how to play if you’ve not played before. By playing online you can take it at your own pace and bet as little or as much as you would like. If you are a complete beginner some online casinos will let you play with fake money before you bet your own. Some also have their own casino school to teach you how to play the different games that are available. Playing online also gives you a chance to play with a friend who already knows how to play and can give you pointers whilst betting. It may be that you think you know all the rules when in actual fact there are a few you don’t.
Only bet what you can afford
One of the biggest pieces of advice we can give you before your trip to the casino is to only bet what you can afford. Withdraw that amount of money before going and don’t be tempted to withdraw more if you are losing. Casinos are meant to be fun and they are when done sensibly. The last thing you want is to go home after your trip to be gutted that you spent money that you couldn’t afford to lose. In case you feel like you may be tempted to spend more, tell a friend the max you want to spend that way they can help you if you are tempted to withdraw more money. When betting, try not to bet it all at once, that way your money will last longer and fingers crossed you win and walk away with a profit.
Don’t play what you don’t know
We touch on it above that live casinos have many games for you to play. When walking around the casino it can be tempting to jump into a game due to it looking fun and you hearing others around you winning at it. If you don’t know the rules, try not to be tempted to go in and play, instead play something you know. When playing something you don’t know, you are straight away at a disadvantage and at risk of losing your money quicker and losing a lot more than at the games you do know. Most casinos will give you a drink when playing the casino games, try not to overindulge in alcoholic drinks as this will not help your thinking when playing.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Most people at a casino are friendly, especially the staff members. If you get in a situation where you are not sure what you are doing, don’t be afraid to ask for help. It may be that the dealer isn’t allowed to help you, but the players next to you will most often give you good advice. Don’t rush your decisions and if you are not sure but you need to pay money to find out, chances are fold your hand. Some casinos have tutorial nights for beginners which may be worth signing up for if you want to learn more about some of the games the casino has on offer. Tutorial nights allow you to play for free money and you get to meet other people who are in a similar position to you. There are no stupid questions so make sure you ask away.
What tips do you have to prepare someone before they go to a live casino? Are there any that you would like to add to our list above? Which of the four points above do you think is most important? Let us know in the comment box below.