You shouldn’t be ashamed of losing when you gamble in casinos. But you also shouldn’t keep losing if there’s a better way to play. All it takes is a little bit of knowledge in the right areas to change your luck.
This article is designed to help you become a better gambler. It includes six things you can do that help you stop losing at the casino.
But you have to be willing to change what you’re doing now. The good news is that this article shows you exactly how you need to change.
1 – Stop Spending Your Money at the Slot Machines
I’m going to spend a little time explaining why you need to stop playing slot machines.
The main reason why you need to stop playing on slot machines is because you simply can’t beat them. The way that slot machines are built guarantees that they make money for the casino. And this means that it’s almost guaranteed that you’re going to lose when you play them.
Slot machine games take a percentage of every bet that you make, and it has one of the highest house edges. Your bankroll diminishes over time. Sure, you will win on some spins, but when you do lose, the machine takes just a little bit more than it gives back.
More importantly, you have to understand that there aren’t any strategies or tricks that can change how slot machines work. If you insist on playing slots, you’re definitely going to lose. There’s no advantage play here. If you’re willing to lose because you enjoy the slots so much, then that’s fine. But you can stop worrying about losing when you play slots because now that you know how it works, you understand that it just comes with the territory.
2 – Think Twice About Playing Roulette
Roulette is a little simpler than slot machines, but the end results are about the same. It’s easier to show you why roulette is a game that you can’t beat than it is to show you why you can’t beat the slots.
Consider a short example. You bet $40 on red playing roulette. When the ball lands on a red space, you get your $40 back and you win $40. When the ball lands on a green or black space, you lose $40.
The table has either 37 or 38 spots, and only 18 of these spots are red. This means that you win 18 out of 37 times or 18 out of 38 times, on average.
Every spot is going to come up an equal number of times in the long run. So, you can see how much it costs you to make this wager on average by running the numbers. If you make 37 wagers, it costs you $1,480. On the 18 wins, you get $1,440.
This means that you lose $40 on every 37 spins. If the wheel has 38 spots, you lose $80 on every 38 spins. This is why you need to stop playing roulette if you want to stop losing in the casino.
3 – Can You Use Strategy?
Here’s a quick way to pick out the worst games in every casino. Find out if there’s a real strategy that you can use when you play. I’m not talking about a gambling system. I’m talking about a strategy that actually changes the house edge.
If a casino game doesn’t have a strategy that you can use to change the edge, it’s a bad game. In other words, if strategy doesn’t lower the edge, you shouldn’t play.
The strategy doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be as simple as knowing the best bet to make. But many games, like slots, don’t have any strategy that you can use.
The best casino games to play all have strategy or strategies that you can use. These include blackjack, baccarat, and poker, usually the games available in poker rooms.
Some casino games that have simple strategies are better than others but are still so bad that you just should avoid them in general. In fact, there’s a simple strategy that you can use when you play roulette but it still doesn’t make it a good game. The simple roulette strategy to use is always betting on an even money slot and playing on a table that has French rules. But even that doesn’t garner results like poker can.
4 – Most Table Games (Like Baccarat) Are Bad for Your Bankroll
Most of the table games in casinos are bad for your bankroll. I showed you why roulette was bad in an earlier section, but almost every other casino table game is just as bad. This includes all of the poker variations found in casino pits and every other option other than baccarat and blackjack.
I’m going to cover playing blackjack in the next section, but you need to know a few things about baccarat before moving forward.
Baccarat is the best casino table game for new gamblers and for gamblers who don’t know how to use strategy. You’re still going to lose too much money when you play baccarat, but you’re going to lose less money than at other casino table games except blackjack. All you have to do is follow two simple rules.
When you play baccarat, you always should make the smallest bet possible. The second rule is that you should always bet on the banker hand when you play baccarat.
Following these two rules is still playing a losing game, but at least you’re going to lose less than when you play most other casino games.
5 – Play Like a Blackjack Pro
The absolute best way to stop losing in casinos is to learn how to play blackjack like a pro. Instead of losing when they gamble, professional blackjack players know how to win.
The problem is that there aren’t many professional blackjack players. This is because it takes an insane amount of work to become a pro, and it’s difficult to do it over the long term because the casinos stop letting you play once the determine that you’re a pro.
Pro blackjack players know how to count cards and use other advantage plays to make a profit playing blackjack for real money. You can learn how to be a pro if you’re willing to do the work involved. Most gamblers don’t even realize that they can learn how to win, and most of the ones that know they can win aren’t willing to put in the work.
If you want to start learning how to play blackjack like a pro, learn how to count cards. If you’re not willing to read a book about the subject, the odds are that you’re not going to put in the work.
6 – Look for the Poker Room
The other option to become a profitable gambler is to learn how to play poker like a pro. Professional poker players know how to use their skills to make better playing decisions than their opponents. This leads to profit over time.
This is at least as difficult as learning how to be a blackjack pro, and in some ways, it can be harder. With blackjack, you have to learn a single strategy and master card counting. When you play poker, you have to master many strategies.
The few poker players who are able to master these strategies are able to make good money playing the game. But the reason why there are so few pro poker players is because these strategies are hard to master.
You have to make a decision about whether or not you’re willing to do what you need to do to become a pro. This is true whether you want to be a blackjack pro or a poker pro. Both paths are going to be challenging, and there are going to be times when you want to give up.
All of the information that you need to become a pro is available, but you have to do the work and be willing to persevere.
Stop Losing at Your Casino Today
If you want to stop losing in casinos, you need to start doing what winning casino gamblers are doing. This sounds simple, yet almost nobody follows this path.
You need to stop playing the worst, luck-based games like slot machines and roulette. No matter what you do, you can’t beat these because they don’t rely on strategy.
Find out how to use strategy with each casino game you play and continue working on improving your strategies. If you’re not using the best ways to win, you’re going to watch your bankroll dip over time.
If you really want to win in the casinos, look for the blackjack tables or see if the casino has a poker room.