What it takes to win in a casino? Is it luck, experience, knowledge, strategic mindset, discipline or simply all of them? You probably have already guessed what we will talk about this time. Last week we were giving out some tips for newcomers, this time we’ll talk about more advanced ways of playing in an online casino. If the previous article was titled newcomers guide, then this should be called the 6 Commandments for Online Casino Players.
Why 6? Well, we could add a couple more useless or repetitive rules to make up 10 commandments, but you know what… Why not go with 6? Is the number not good enough? I thought as much.
Right before the start, we have to warn you (again): this is not the guide for how to win every time, nor it is some list of magic spells that will turn the odds in your favor. This is simply a list of useful tips, and the purpose is to learn how to play smart and to step up your winnings gradually.
1.Thou Shalt Always Balance the Budget
Before you even start, you should always establish the budget beforehand. Decide on how much you are willing to bet today and if you lose, don’t ever go overboard. Whether you are a pro or a newbie, the same rules apply. It is a universal commandment, but we’ll try to add more to it here: managing your budget carries on to more advanced tricks. Like finding out which withdrawal and deposit methods have the best deals. Because sometimes casinos favor some deliberate ways of payment and you should learn all about it prior to any money transactions.
It extends even further. You should have a record system in place, to know when and how much you’ve won. This will help you with not only budgeting, but also keeping track of strategies that worked for you.
2.Thou Shalt Know When to Quit
This is not truly the second commandment but more like a number 1.5, so we will keep it short. This is one of the most common sins among all the casino players, they just don’t know when it’s good time to quit. So here is a quick tip for you: if you start losing your winnings – it is time! Be satisfied with every victory, no matter how small. Remember, you should play for fun, so getting even with the house and walking out with the same amount of money is a victory as well. You got your portion of entertainment and you didn’t pay for it.
Oops, we failed to keep this commandment short.
3.Thou Shalt Learn Some Strategies
Ok, now we are talking about something more interesting. We will not give you any strategies for now (this is a topic for a whole series of articles), but we shall give you some tips today nonetheless. Start with mastering two games, make it one with high jackpot and one with a low payoff. The reason for that is simple: you have better odds of winning at games with lower jackpots, so you always have a backup plan if you start losing your big game.
Try out different betting systems. Remember that each strategy no matter how mathematically accurate always has a chance of failing under real conditions. So you as a smart gambler should know when to drop one in favor of another. But it is not always as easy as it sounds. It requires a good memory and technical thinking, so try to improve upon those skills in your spare time as it will ultimately make you a better player.
And of course, stick to the working strategy. Never rely on pure luck, even if you are on the roll. Keeping a clear head is essential to the success.
4.Thou Shalt Know the Odds
This is again an extension of a previous rule. An experienced gambler knows that he or she can bet not only on a single number or a color but also a row or a column while playing roulette. With a good memory you can take on the increased odds if you pay close attention to the course of the game.
5.Thou Shalt Not Believe in Superstitions
Quite surprisingly. You would assume that gamblers who should be very calculative, cold and pragmatic people have no such problems as being too superstitious. Wrong, for some reasons which are beyond our comprehension, many casino players have “lucky numbers”, rituals and other sorts of things like that. Quick advice: if you are in any way superstitious, proceed to playing with extreme caution. We warned you. Never rely on pure luck! Don’t break the strategy because your cat meowed 3 times or whatever.
6.Thou Shalt Never Give in to Vanity
Don’t get too cocky about yourself when you win. True professionals understand that they are always in a losing battle and all they can do is turn the odds in their favor for a little while.
You still think that you can take down a casino. It is an overly romanticised idea. We can tell you about true professionals who dedicate their lives to gambling, we won’t call any names but the true story goes like that: a group of about 30 people goes to Macao and after 48 hours of nonstop strategic gaming at multiple casinos they leave with a giant jackpot. As a result a casino association puts them on the blacklist, so each and every one of them takes time and does plastic surgeries to alter their appearance and change legally their names. After that, they hit the town again and they repeat the procedure. That is called dedication of a true master.
There is no need to turn towards such drastic measures. So keep your cool and accept that you will not win every time and you might never hit the jackpot that will change your life. But you can have a fun time nevertheless, so try to enjoy yourself. The world of gambling , even the online type, is harsh and it will swallow you if careless.
We certainly hope that you enjoyed our article and found it somewhat helpful. Stay tuned to HotPotBonus so you won’t miss the discussion on specific strategies for the most popular online casino games.