If You Want To Gamble But Never Have
So, you are going to Las Vegas and you have your gambling on your mind, but you don’t know what to play. You want to play some games and yet are afraid of losing your money. No one enjoys losing their money, but it happens. Ok, let us share some basics.
First, being totally honest, you will likely lose your money unless you know when to quit. Greed gets to almost everyone at some time or another so fight the urge to continue when you win. Remember, the house always has the edge. Have a goal and when you get there, quit. This way you can leave a winner and that feels good.
We did an article before on the best places to gamble. You can read it here. But, today, let’s talk about what games are going to be best for you.
The first question, you should ask yourself is why are you going to gamble? Are you just looking for some fun and excitement and look at gambling more as entertainment? Or, are you seriously thinking about winning some money? It’s possible to win big money, but usually you have to risk big money. Of course there are those who put a few bucks in a slot and win a million dollars, but this is very, very rare.
If you know how to play the games correctly, your best chance at winning or beating the house is to play blackjack or craps. You can keep the house edge down to 1-2% or better.
The worst games you can play are Keno, slots, Wheel of Fortune, and Roulette. Roulette being the best of the worst. It has a 5.26% house edge on a double zero wheel. If you can find a single zero wheel, the house edge drops to 2.7%. Usually these games require a higher minimum bet.
There are many free online training sites for almost any casino game. You can start now training on your games of choice. I also highly recommend visiting www.wizardofodds.com.
To sum up. Have a goal and when you get there, quit. Have a budget and don’t add to it. If you lose your gambling allowance, lick your wounds, and leave. Try again another day.