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Your Quick Guide to Playing at Casinos

Your Quick Guide to Playing at Casinos in Las Vegas

Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Is 2017 set to be the year that you visit Las Vegas for the first time? If so, it’s important to get clued up on how things operate. Sure it will have helped to have honed your skills on wonderful online gaming platforms like Caesars Casino, but until you’re there, amongst the hustle and bustle, there’s no way of understanding just how exciting (and distracting) Las Vegas can be. To ensure you’re prepared to get stuck in at the casino straight away, today we’re providing a few top tips for playing at casinos in Las Vegas…


Gamble sensibly

We’ve been to Vegas so we understand how easy it is to get swept up in the excitement of the place. There’s so much to see and do and look at that it can feel like stepping into an alternative universe rather than simply exiting the airport taxi! It’s important not to get carried away – just because you feel like you’re in heaven doesn’t mean you should gamble like you haven’t got a care in the world. Set a daily limit of the amount you’re prepared to lose and stick to it. If you win big, set aside half that you won’t gamble with – that way you’re guaranteed to walk away with winnings!


Be selective with your slots

You can’t go to Vegas without spending a little time playing on the slot machines. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that the house advantage on the slots is considerable (around 10%) and there’s no strategy for winning – it’s pure luck! For this reason, it’s best to limit your play to games that offer better odds – especially if you’re looking to take home a little pocket money. We recommend Black Jack.


Learn the rules

Although James Bond can sidle up to a table, pick up his first hand and win big, chances are you wont. Especially if you haven’t got any idea what you’re doing! Brush up on the rules, start slow and build your confidence, and only bet big when you know what you’re doing. It’s also important to brush up on casino etiquette. For example, an empty chair doesn’t always mean the space is free – it could mean someone is playing two hands. Always ask before you sit down. We also recommend refraining from offering unwanted advice, leaning over the table, or throwing a hissy fit when things don’t work out in your favour! Never take your frustrations out on the dealer – they’re just there to do their job.


Reap Casino Rewards

Pretty much every casino in Las Vegas offers a rewards system and it seems you can earn points for almost everything. The points you earn can be used for dining, entertainment and hotel room upgrades. We know these things are often a scam, but in the case of Las Vegas – you have the chance to upgrade your experience. Don’t turn down the opportunity! Our faves are M Life from MGM Resorts, Backstage Pass at the Hard Rock, and Total Rewards from Caesars Entertainment.