No matter what your skill level or monetary disposition, you can always find something you can play down in the casino. Las Vegas has everything from Penny Slots to $10,000 bets on the blackjack table.
Blackjack is an easy game to start playing. You get two cards to start and then, on your turn, can request more until you get to 21 or close to it. Then the dealer will play his hand. If he has less than you do, you win.
Roulette is another simple game to play. You can bet on a number, red or black, or if the number will be odd or even. If the ball lands on where you placed your chip, you win.
Slot machines can be fun, but you can lose your money fast playing these games. They have some with just one line to match up the icons. Some machines have up to five lines to match up for you to win. These also cost extra. If you place a quarter in a nickel slot, you can get five one line plays or one five line plays. It can get very confusing, but after you play a couple of times, you will get the hang of it.
Poker is another casino game that you will find interesting. Although don’t just jump in and join. Be sure to read the minimum bet at these tables as well. You get two cards face down and go through a series of betting after getting up to five cards to build the best hand you can. They also have Video Poker which is you against the computer.
The best thing is free classes. If you see a game you want to play, but you are unsure how to get started, go to the front desk of the casino and find out when they hold classes. Most hotel casinos will give classes on all the games and how to play.
Guidelines for Betting
If you are going to Las Vegas for the gambling, make sure you take enough money to cover yourself if lose it at the tables. Set a limit and stick to it. It is hard because one more play might be the big one. However, one more play and you could lose everything.
Lower your bets when you aren’t winning. If you start to losing, switch tables or even casinos. Go where you feel comfortable and try again.
Sometimes you will spot advertisements for sure winners or big jackpots. These are scams. Don’t buy them. If anybody figured out how to beat the slot machines, they wouldn’t share it with everyone else.
Quit once you get ahead of where you started. If you up a hundred dollars, get up from the table. Don’t let greed separate you from your winnings.
Don’t go into debt to make bets. If you are down to your last dollars and have maxed out your credit cards, it is time to stop. Don’t even let it get that far. Some people have used up their savings and used their homes as collateral. Please be careful in knowing what you can and cannot afford to wager.
The chances are you will lose most of the money you have brought with you to gamble. The house usually has the odds on their side. Sure you might win a few times, but they usually will get it all back and more. If you get lucky in a short run, take the money and leave. You will be better off for it. You will also have some coin to play another day.
Don’t use the winnings from one play to increase on the next. Greed is getting the better of you. Hold on to the winnings and keep your bets at the original levels you started at. This way, you can build up your winnings and if you lose all your gambling money, you still are not completely broke.