A clear gambling strategy can make all the difference between winning or losing at a casino. Below are some suggestions I have received over the years from a number of casino gamblers (but remember, there is never a guarantee that you will actually win):
If you decide to play the slot machines, pick the slot machines located close and around the cashier, the ATM machines and/or the main entrance to the casino. The worst slot odds are on the linked machines that offer an escalating jackpot. Play each slot machine 15 to 20 times, so the machine doesn’t take all your money. If the slot machine doesn’t produce a win after 15 attempts it will continue to take all your money, so move on to the next machine.
Ideally it is best to stay away from slot and keno machines, which statistically do provide you with the worst odds of winning.
With card games, evaluate the card games you wouldn’t mind learning and read up on those card games. Blackjack for example gives the casino the lowest advantage over a player, so is worth learning as your odds of winning are far greater than just relying on slot machines.
Read up on strategies and various bets you can make while playing these games. Pay close attention to “bluffing bets” and learn when you should bet more money on a given hand.
Practice your card game strategies at home with friends or online. Play with the same amount of money that you would likely budget for yourself at a casino.
Continue playing until most card scenarios become second nature to you, at which point you know immediately how to proceed with your hand and your bet.
Best bet on tables that have low minimum bet amounts. That way, if you lose a few hands in a row you’re not down a significant amount of money.
If you start winning, don’t get carried away by doubling your bets. Try to keep your bets steady throughout your gambling sessions.
Once you’re up approximately $100 or so, make a pile of winnings that contains the amount of money you initially budgeted to gamble for that day and half your winnings. Use the other half of your winnings (depending on your level of comfort) to continue gambling.
Make sure you take your winnings home with you at the end of each day. Ideally, deposit your winnings in your bank account when home to make sure you don’t get tempted to lose that money.
Do not use the ATM machines located in the casinos. These ATM machines charges very high fees, with some even charging more than double the national ATM charges. Note that if you do intend to use a credit card for a cash advance, the fees are even higher. It pays to go prepared with the amount of money you need for the night & only take as much money as you can afford to lose.
Remember, don’t get carried away. Make sure you still have money in the bank to cover your monthly rent, mortgage, bills, food or anything else when you leave the casinos.