When Is It Time To Stop Gambling?
Do you sometimes wish you could continue gambling for just a few
more minutes? Do you stop when you've had enough of a good time
or because your money has run out? Here are some
budget-stretching ideas.You can use four basic methods to make
your casino money last longer. The first speaks for itself - bet
low! Find games where it's cheap to play, or at least no more
than a small portion of your budget. If you come with a few
hundred dollars, go for the nickel or penny slot games. If your
balance is a few thousand dollars, play Blackjack for a dollar
or two per hand.
If you stick to the inexpensive games, even the worst player
should be happy to call it quits before the funds run out.
Our second suggestion for saying goodbye to the casino when
you're tired but not broke is to bet intelligently in a game
where the odds are favorable or at least reasonable. Here we'd
recommend Baccarat if you're willing to bet on Player or,
preferably, Banker - and you'll discipline yourself never to put
a wager on a tie. You can also linger a while at Craps as long
as you wager only on Pass/Don't Pass and meticulously go for the
Odds bets. Another good alternative is the slots games where
payout ratios are high; if they're above 98 percent, give it a
go. Never automatically assume that the payouts are this good -
Even when adopting the strategy based on encouraging odds and
placing only smart wagers, it's advisable to come in with a
worthwhile balance. In general, your minimum bankroll should be
between 50 and 100 times as much as the cost of a single bet. If
your pockets are not that full, our first method is better
suited to you.
The third technique that should keep you going for some length
of time is to play a game where things happen slowly, not
because of a bad Internet connection but to make your money last
Find a leisurely game. This may not be easy since casino games
are generally designed for quicker action to generate higher
revenue flows. A prime contender for the crawler award is Keno,
where you can control the pace of the game. Or join a
multi-player game of poker where the ante is low and chatter
among the players flows faster than the wagers. As for Pai Gow,
it's confusing enough to slow things right down while everyone
tries to suss out how to play the game.
Our fourth suggestion is the most difficult - take part in a
game of skill where you're something of an expert. Blackjack and
Poker immediately spring to mind. Blackjack has been popular for
ages because the Basic Strategy will see you through numerous
hands without botching things up for yourself. Don't make
impulse decisions, don't let hunches influence you and ignore
the comments of other players. Treat the Basic Strategy with the
reverence you'd give to an ancient tome of wisdom. Play nothing
but Basic. Stretch your money even further by holding the table
bets as low as you can endure without becoming bored.
Poker has never been a "sure thing" but it is a
bankroll-expander for the skilled player. Know there's a better
player than you out there somewhere. Do your best to avoid this
competitor. Rather try to join a bunch of novices and quietly
drain their money from them while you gently show them the
ropes. When you've cleaned them out they'll still think you're a
nice person because you improved their skills. You'll love them
for giving you their money.