Sacramento Casinos can be daunting. If you have never set foot inside a casino it can seem like a magical land of lights, laughter, loud music and the chimes of jackpots being won. Every time I have entered a casino it’s a very overwhelming feeling. I don’t know where I’m supposed to go or what I’m supposed to do! Since I’m not a “high roller” I feel out of place in these multi-billion dollar venues. So lets look how to be a beginner gambler together so we won’t feel so out of sorts the next time we happen upon a casino!
The first thing, and one of the most important things, is to know what your spending limit is. My mom always said to think about how much you would spend on a typical night if you were to treat yourself to, lets say dinner and a movie. This would probably, these days, cost around $40. So if you could go out on the town and spend $40 and not have it burn a hole in your pocket and not be able to eat for a week, then that’s a great budget.
Now it’s time to gamble. When you are picking out which table you want to start at, try to find one that has free gaming lessons. Most tables will help newbies by going over the basic rules and short tutorials to help you feel somewhat confident enough to play with your money. Start at a table that doesn’t have a lot of people, or play with your friends. Dealers are usually happy to help if you ask questions. If for some reason you catch a dealer on a bad day and they aren’t very helpful, move to another table.
Basic courtesy is a MUST in any casino. A few rules that you will need to know about before hand will make it so that you are a welcome visitor at any casino:
When you have finished your game and want to move to another table, DON’T FORGET TO TIP YOUR DEALER! This will help you to stay in their good graces. One thing you don’t want is to be on the bad side of a dealer. They work hard, take gruff at times from unruly, drunk or down on their luck gamblers, so make sure you give them a little something to let them know you had fun and they were helpful. You never know, you might end up at their tables again and it’s no fun to play at a table where the dealer doesn’t like you.
Above all, have fun. Gambling is meant to be a fun game. Did you read that? A GAME!! If you have a good attitude, bet small so your money lasts longer, play with friends and good company, your casino experience will bring you lots of lasting memories.