I’ve spent 1,000’s of hours learning about casinos and casino games. I’m driven by the desire to find ways to win. And I’ve learned a great deal from this investment of time. And there are some things that I’ve learned that I can pass on to you to save you some time.
It’s still a good strategy to spend time learning about casinos and casino games. But you don’t have to spend forever to learn a few things that can help you now.
Here’s a list of five things you can do in the next five minutes that are going to help you get better results in the casino.
Give up the Slot Machines
Playing real money slots isn’t the worst thing you can do in a casino, but it’s not far from the worst thing. Slot machines have a combination of things that’s deadly to your bankroll.
The first issue with slot machines is that even though they have a small wager amount, they play very fast. In fact, most slots players risk more over time than casino table game players. It’s common to take 500 to 600 spins every hour you play slots, and some players get in even more spins.
You might think that betting $1 or $2 on a spin is cheap, but when you multiply these amounts by 600 spins in an hour you’re risking $600 to $1,200 every hour.
The second issue is that slot machines have a lower return to player number than most casino games. The return to player number is a percentage of money that the slot machine takes in that it returns to players. The lower the number, the less you get back.
On average, the return to player number for slot machines is 2 to 20 times worse than other casino games. When you have a low return to player number and so many spins every hour, slot machines usually drain your bankroll as fast, or faster, than other casino games.
If you’re wondering what the worst thing you can do in a casino is, it’s usually playing keno. Keno has an even lower return to player number than slot machines. Bingo is another terrible game, though it’s not available in most casinos. And lottery games, which also usually aren’t available in casinos, are even worse.
Get Some Free Stuff
Most casinos offer free thongs to gamblers. Whether it’s free drinks or buffet tickets or casino comps in a land based property, or free bonuses or free play in mobile and online casinos, you can get all kinds of free things if you play in the right places.
Getting a free buffet ticket isn’t exactly the same as winning money, but it does let you send less money. If you don’t have to send $10 or $15 on a meal it’s the same as winning extra money or losing less money.
If you play in mobile or online casinos you can get bonuses when you make deposits. Some of these casinos also have rewards clubs.
While getting free stuff from casinos isn’t exactly the same as winning more, it’s still better than not getting free things. Take advantage of every free thing that casinos offer to offset some of your losses. This immediately improves your overall return when you gamble.
Stop Playing New Casino Games
I’m like most casino gamblers. When I see a new game offered in the casino I want to check it out. It can get boring playing the same games every time you go to the casino. So when something new pops up it’s a chance to change things up a little bit.
But you should never play a new game when you first see it in the casino. This isn’t because all new games are bad. The main reasons why playing new games is a bad idea are that you don’t know anything about the return to player percentage and you don’t know if there’s a strategy you can use or how to use strategy if you can use it.
The reason you need to stop playing slot machines is because of the poor return to player numbers. And you have no way of knowing if a new game is just as bad or worse.
The games that offer the highest return to player numbers are games where you can use strategy. I cover some of these games in the final section on this page, but when you use strategy it improves the return to player numbers.
When you find a new casino game, write down the name and when you get home do some research. Find out what the return to player numbers are and see if anyone has developed a strategy that can help you win.
After you learn these things you can go back to the casino and try the new game if you still want to play.
Get Control and Use It
The casinos want to control everything about your gambling experience. They want you to play games where they have a big edge and they want you to play as long as possible, as fast as possible, and risk as much as possible.
This means that there are only so many things that you can control. And you need to take control and use control of as many things as you can in the casino.
When you play online or mobile casino games you control how fast you play every game. It doesn’t matter if you play slots or blackjack or another table game, you can play at whatever speed you want to play.
Take control of everything that you can when you gamble in the casino. Control how fast you play to limit the total amount you risk. This means that you lose less money.
Play Blackjack, Video Poker, or Baccarat
I recommended that you give up on the slot machines but I didn’t cover what you should play instead. That’s what you’re going to learn in this section.
I recommend three games when you gamble in a casino. two of the games offer extremely high return to player numbers if you use the right strategy. The other game doesn’t really require strategy, and still offers a decent return to player percentage.
Blackjack is almost always the best game in the casino. But you have to use strategy to get the best return to player numbers. Blackjack strategy isn’t extremely hard, but it does take some work.
Video poker is another casino game that has a high return to player than most games, but it’s a little more complicated than blackjack. In addition to needing to use good strategy, you also have to find the right machines with the correct pay tables.
These things take some time, but none of it is too hard to do.
Baccarat doesn’t require much in the way of strategy and it has a decent return to player number. It’s not quite as high as good blackjack and video poker games, but the lack of strategy decisions make it a good trade off.
When you play baccarat the only strategy is using the banker wager. This gives you a higher return to player number than other games in the casino except for some blackjack and video poker games.
You need to invest time in learning how to get better results when you gamble in a casino. Even if it takes hours, learning new strategies and skills is beneficial. But every new technique and strategy doesn’t have to take a long time.
You just learned about five ways to get better casino results in less than five minutes. It only takes a second to decide to leave the slot machines behind for good, and this is going to improve your results immediately.
It only takes a few minutes to sign up for the rewards program, so there’s no excuse to play without getting comps. Learn which games are the best to play and stick with them to start getting better results.