Things you should know before you start gambling
Looking to open up a casino account and get your gaming on? Then get ready for the ultimate in online entertainment, and hopefully huge jackpots too! Before you take a seat and start your journey to riches though, there are a few things you should bear in mind to help make the most of your gaming experience.
1. The house always wins…
Don’t be fooled by movies that see the hero walking into the casino and taking the house for everything it’s got in a matter of minutes. The fact is that the house always wins, period. It has to – like any other business, the casino needs to make a profit to keep its doors open. It’s no good winning so much money that the casino has to shut down – where will you go for your gaming then? It’s just realistic to remember that the casino needs to make money in order to survive, so always keep this top of mind.
That doesn’t mean you can’t win a life-changing jackpot, or even come away with a very decent payout. What it means is that the house will always have a statistical advantage over the player, and no matter how big a jackpot you might end up winning, the casino will always end up winning a lot more in order to cover its losses and make a profit at the end of the day.
So should you just give up then? No! Instead, you’ll need to play cleverly, and play responsibly. Think twice before taking huge risks that could wipe out your bankroll, and never, EVER play with more than you can afford to lose. The house might have an advantage, but savvy play on your part could help to minimise your potential losses and even put you ahead of the game. The house may win most of the time, but it doesn’t have to win each and every single bet.
2. …but you have a chance of winning too
As we literally just said, despite the fact that the odds are always in favour of the house, that doesn’t mean you can’t take home a tidy payout or two. Sure statistically the house wins more than it loses, but it does lose sometimes, and those times are the ones you should capitalise on.
Remember that casino games are entirely dependent upon luck and chance, and the results of every game are random and unpredictable. So if you sit down to a casino game and you have luck on your side, there’s no reason why you can’t walk away a winner. Statistically you actually have to win some of the time – not even the house can win 100% of every bet placed throughout the day. So if you keep playing (responsibly!) you will end up winning some of the time – it’s a statistical fact.
Of course, it’s exactly this principle that keep players coming back for more. There’s no way casino play would be as popular as it is if everyone lost all of the time. You will win sometimes – and that’s just what makes online casino gaming so enduringly thrilling!
3. Luck is a thing…
We’ve said it once, but it’s worth saying again – luck is the driving force behind casino games. Sure, you can help reduce the house edge in skill games like Blackjack and Poker, but for the most part, casino games rely completely on luck, chance and random outcomes. That’s what makes them so thrilling – the fact that you’re only ever a single bet away from the huge jackpots you’ve always dreamed about. So there’s no point in trying out complicated strategies or confusing yourself with intricate betting systems – it’s all about luck, so just place your bet and hope for the best!
4. …but it’s not the only thing
Ok so yes, we sound like we’re contradicting ourselves here, but there ARE a few things you can do to minimise the advantage that the house has over you. Give luck a little helping hand here and there, so to speak.
As we’ve already mentioned, there are a number of games that have a smaller house edge than most. These are usually games that have an element of skill to them, such as Blackjack or Poker. By playing these games and becoming more experienced, you can make more informed decisions and help reduce the house edge to a minimum as a result. These games are the exception to the rule; games where strategy does play a part, and can help give you the edge you need to get ahead. A little bit of skill and a lot of luck could see you go all the way to a win!
5. Get ready to lose
We don’t mean that you’ll lose as soon as you sit down – that’s no way to look at gambling. What we mean is that when you set aside an amount of money to gamble with, you need to be completely comfortable with potentially losing all of it. Gambling is an expense that needs to be budgeted for just like any other bill, and if losing the amount of money you’ve put aside for it makes you feel nervous or anxious in any way, then you need to reduce your gambling spend. Just as you treat yourself to dinners out, to shows, to concerts, or any other kind of recreational activities, gambling is also an entertainment expense, and should be looked upon in the same way. And if you can’t afford to budget for it right now, then you’ll need to save up money until you can.
6. Gambling is about having fun
If it wasn’t clear from our previous point, then we’ll spell it out for you. Gambling is about having fun and playing games of chance – it’s not about finding money to pay your mortgage or your bills or your children’s school fees. If you approach it from a place of need, you’ll already be on a losing streak before you’ve even placed a bet. Rather look at gambling as the fun pastime it is – a way to play games and enjoy some fun online entertainment. And if you do happen to walk away with a win, well, then that’s an added bonus. First and foremost however, gambling is all about having a good time – keep this golden rule in mind, and you’ll get the most out of every session, no matter how the cards may fall!
Happy Spinning 🙂