You `are full of ideas of making it big via betting. You are motivated by news of people who have hit the jackpot. You are eagerly looking forward to your first win and already counting your money while cherishing the feeling that comes with being a winner.
If you are not careful, you could be in for an awful rude awakening. Winning is not as easy as it is made to be in this business. In the result, sometimes losing can be more profitable than a win. Casinos are out to make a profit. They are not going to make winning easy for you and are apt to manipulate the system to their favor. They could come up with a thousand and one reasons to fleece you. Hence, you need to be a step ahead, always, especially if you are a newbie.
So, how do you gird yourself from being relieved, and not kindly, of your cold, hard cash?
Take stock of the casino’s surroundings. Does it look shady and tucked away in an obscure area? The tendency that you might be cheat in such an environment is quite high. When you are frisked over by muscle bound men before being admitted, that is the time to walk away. Such a casino would definitely not operate by the set regulatory checks.
Some, not all, are quite steep in the art of cheating unwary clients. These unsavory characters are well-trained to deal with the sole aim of making winning impossible for you. They go by the name ‘mechanical’ or ‘wrench’ dealers. Be extra careful of dealers who have a quick hand. This helps to get more hands in, thus exposing you more to the house edge.
Be wary of houses that offer free drinks, this could a strategy to distract and catch you off guard. Also, casinos that offer fewer low stake tables should be given a long rope. By using such offers, they make you to go for a mid or high stake table. Moreover, your power of choice is relegated by such act. In addition, don’t be quick to buy into promo offer. On many occasions, such offers are baits and are most likely not honored.
Come with small bills. It limits the amount you get to spend. Avoid asking the casino waitress for change. She might disappear with your money.
Don’t trust the so called security camera. It’s for the house not you. You have to watch your own back.
Never trust the pit boss. He would not bet in your favor. He works for the house and can be against it. He is an accomplished liar and could come up with a thousand reasons why you are wrong in a dispute.
Don’t be quick to get friendly. Casinos are full of hustlers who are out to swindle unsuspecting players. Tread with caution in regards to striking up a casual friendship.