In these days of heightened anxiety over the coronavirus, places that are made for large groups of people are being closed. Casinos continue to be open – to date, but could we see our favorite casino closed for a few days of cleaning, or weeks or months in the future? Casino shows, sporting events and large expo events have been cancelled until further notice. what’s next – restaurants, entertainment, arcades? So, how willing are you to roll the dice, touch the machines, hold those chips and sit shoulder to shoulder at a gambling hall? Well, I must admit, I’m tempted to still visit, but is it a good idea? If I could, I’d still like to experience it all, but without leaving my recliner. We have options that I would like to put out there for you all. Here are ways to Enjoy Casino Gambling at Home.
Life is a Gamble
In my opinion, a true gambler does whatever they can to diminish the house edge. Serious gambling requires looking for the best advantage. Going to a casino at this time is not an advantage play to me. I trust I will take every available precaution and I’ve noticed more people in the casino doing the same. Heck, I even see more men washing their hands before leaving the restroom. However, I don’t play 6/5 JOB because I am concerned for the health of my bankroll, thus, I am concerned about taking a chance with a casino visit for my physical health. I also feel a responsibility to my family, friends, casino gamblers and staff to keep the germs from spreading, giving the coronavirus an increased “House Edge” and increasing my chance to be infected.
First, If You Must Visit, Consider This….
First of all, if you absolutely have to visit the casino, there are some better options than Saturday night at 10:00pm. Certain promotions certainly might tease you into showing up, and the crowd might be limited – if the casino is open at all.
If you have the money, reserve a table game removed from the general casino. You might not have to be as much as a high-roller as you might think. Many of New England’s casinos have high limit rooms, with high minimums. They are often away from the main casino. Another option are night clubs like novelle at Mohegan Sun which has a few rooms that small groups can rent and reserve with lower minimums. But these options are still costly.
The best general casino time to visit is the morning. Cleaning is now constant, and with fewer people at that time of day, you can keep that suggested “6 feet” space between you and others on tables and machines that have not been played often since 2:00am. Always have your hand sanitizer, and wipes for the machines might not be a bad idea. Paranoia? NO. Responsible and safety first? YES.
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Enjoy Casino Gambling at Home
While we wait for conditions to improve, we can practice – yes, that’s right practice. If you are a Video Poker player, buy a Gold membership or higher at VideoPoker.com. This will actually tell you the best strategy for playing any video poker game. The VP Pro membership actually covers Ultimate X strategy! It also includes Keno games, tons of VP games, and daily contests. Another great VP tutor is Video Poker for Winners It has many of the same features and both can be used on your mobile phone.
Table game players, find a tutor – online. The first visit I would suggest would be the Wizard of Odds. This website has been the King of everything gambling. Game odds & strategies are provided, as well as practice tutor games. or games just for fun. Gambling videos and articles are available as well.
Speaking of video, I’m sure you’ve heard of YouTube. You can watch slot bonuses, follow tutorials by some of the best gamblers of the past 30 years, and watch previous poker tournaments.
But Can I Really Enjoy Casino Gambling at Home?
Ok, watching others or learning strategies just may not be enough to get you through this. That leads me to two other suggestions – Social Casinos and Casino Apps. Most popular social media for online gaming is Facebook (over 60% of social gamers). Many people wonder why players spend time playing games that offer no profit. The answer is simple. Players enjoy the social aspect of the game and the thrill of the casino game, without the risk of any financial loss. Casino.org has a small but exceptional article concerning what a social casino is. Click here on “A Guide to Social Casino Gaming in 2020.”
Most likely if you have a casino players card, that casino has an online social casino. If you’re worried about legality, don’t worry, it’s not real gambling. They all provide chances to buy more credits for continued play, much like “Candy Crush.” A review of Foxwoods Online Casino will give you more insight on the possibilities of these casinos in the following link – Foxwoods Online Casino: Get Free Coins to Play Slots – Daily
Social Casinos & New England Casinos
The following choices usually make certain things available linked to you rewards card. it may be that buying extra credits translates to addition reward credits. With the MyVegas group, you can earn credits for anything from a comped drink to a comped stay and more. Same for many other in the list. Click and check each one for the best offers and best signup bonus (if available). In New England, social casinos tied to our casinos include the following:
- Foxwoods – Foxwoods Online
- Mohegan Sun – Mohegan Sun Beyond
- Twin River & Tiverton – Play Online (not to be confused with mobile legal sports betting)
- Plainridge Park – PlainridgePlay & Hollywood Bangor – BangorPlay (both owned by Penn National, MyChoice rewards can be connected)
- MGM Springfield – MGM has had four different social casino apps that can be found and downloaded at PlayStudios. Included are MyVegas Slots, MyKonami Slots, MyVegasBlackjack, and PopSlots. These are not to be confused with BETMGM which is their legal sports betting mobile app.
- Encore Boston Harbor – Wynn Slots app
Apps For Your Devices
In case you just want to play your favorite games, there are many apps for your devices that include games you would play in your brick and mortar casino. All of these are free to download, and the ability to purchase credits. For example:
Jackpot Party, Monopoly Slots, published by Scientific Games (for example, Lock It Link, Zeus, Heidi’s Bier Haus); Cashman & Heart of Vegas, published by Aristocrat Gaming (Buffalo, LightningLink, Dragon Link, More Chili, Wonder 4); Double Down Slots, published by IGT (Double Diamond, Quick Hit Slots, published by Scientific Games (Quick Hit Ultra, Quick Hit Platinum); and Gold Fish Casino Slots, published by Phantom EFX (assorted IGT & SG games).
There are many more. You may find casinos featuring Ainsworth Gaming, Konami or Everi in the Casino’s social gaming sites. My suggestion is look, download, try and take it from there.
But I Play Table Games – Enjoy Casino Gambling at Home
I would suggest a few apps for table game players. One is Riverboat Gambler, which hosts Mississippi Stud, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker – basically 28 games you would see in the casino. My favorite craps app is “Aw Craps!” I like the interface and it teaches bets and odds. But, there are many out there to try.
Most of these can be downloaded from Apple store or Google depending on whatever your OS is.
Sorry Sports Betters
This is not a good time to bet sports. MLB, the NBA, the NHL, the NLL, MLS and the sacred of all sacred sports betting events besides the Super Bowl – March Madness – has ceased play. If you have a chance to bet legally on a mobile device, I might suggest the UFC, Australian Rugby, a handful of soccer games in Europe, Brazil, Iceland and Mexico; a golf championship; a New Zealand cricket match, and three darts matches.
Good luck bettors.