Recreational Gamblers often rush into going to the casino before thinking about it. Going to your local casino requires some planning. So before you get in the car, take a deep breath and read over our 10 Tips Before Your Trip.
The Days Before
1. Study and Practice Before Your Casino Return
Libraries and bookstores have oodles of casino and gambling books that will guide you. Many of you were honing your skills when the casinos closed. In addition, the internet has plenty of practice tools for the casino games of your choice. However, your first stop must be the Wizard of Odds website.
Before You Get In Your Car
2. Remember, It’s Recreational – Bring Your Fun
Your casino visit should be enjoyable. Try to make your gambling bankroll last. Divide it into segments, i.e., before lunch/after lunch. Take walks or have a coffee break away from the machines. Better yet – people watch.
Nothing takes away the fun factor more quickly than losing the money you need for life’s essentials. Only bring what you can lose, and leave those tempting ATM bank cards and credit cards at home. Only bring the bankroll you can afford.
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3. Plan to play Big and Visit Less Often
We know it’s been a long time since you visited. But a short casino return will damage your ADT. You’ve been saving for four months with no wagering. Take 2-3X the usual bankroll and plan to stay awhile. Consequently, they wait longer between visits.
4. Bring a Few Extra Rewards Cards
Do you know where your old cards have been since the pandemic? Untouched by no human hands except yours! If you have plenty of extra cards, bring a bunch. Or, get new cards when you arrive. Always ask for at least two cards. Then, if you lose or forget it in the machine, you have more, and you won’t have to get another one.
5. Go to the Casino Website
Find out what food options you may have. And especially check your account. You may have free slot play, or there may be a promotion.
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6. If it’s not busy, take a walk around.
Find the time of day or week you’re most comfortable with. As for me, I prefer the early morning, whether I’m in New England, Atlantic City, or Las Vegas.
7. Use your Players Card – with One Exception
This allows the casino to track your play and thus know how much to reward you with comps, even though comps may be slow after opening. One Exception – If you expect a limited time to visit, play a little, and don’t use your card. Instead, save it for Big Play Days.
8. Remind Yourself to Slow Down Your Play
You may be very excited – so excited you can’t stand it! Take a deep breath, check your smartphone, send some texts, and take a pic or two for your “friends.” Then, extend your visit by taking breaks. Enjoy finally being back where you belong.
9. Remember Casino Etiquette
10 Tips Before Your Trip ends with a note about your interaction with other players. Some gamblers think they are experts, only that the casino should only cater to them. If other players bother you, ignore them, move away, or tell a casino employee.
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10. Be Aware of Others – And Don’t Let Anyone Ruin Your Visit
Have a good time and enjoy the casino and its amenities. After all, why travel and spend money only to allow yourself or others to bring your experience down?
In this crazy time, maybe consideration and kindness could start in the casino. In any case, I know none of the NETimeGambling readers would be behind bad behavior.