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How to Play Casino Games with Basic Strategy

December 2nd, 2020 by Marc Comments

The rush of winning big when playing casino games is simply incomparable, especially if you are an extremely competitive person who likes a good challenge. What most people forget when entering brightly lit, tantalizing casinos is that there is a big chance of loss as well. This usually makes them go for high-stakes games and waste hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Savvy gamblers know the importance of having a strong strategy, and as a beginner, you should follow in their footsteps and devise an effective plan that allows you to maximize profits and minimize losses. Don’t know where to start? Just give the following suggestions a try.

Set a Budget

Holding onto your money might be extremely hard when you are in the middle of a particularly exciting game. Nonetheless, setting a budget before you enter any casino is the first step towards limiting the financial mishaps so closely associated with gambling. What you do not know is that most casinos trick you into spending more money by employing a plethora of methods from not including clocks to make you lose track of time to using chips to prevent you from feeling like you are wasting your resources. Generally speaking, you should not gamble more than $100-200 at a time.


You can dominate a wide variety of casino games by just taking some time to practice. To keep a clear head and not get sucked into the exciting ambiance of real-life casinos, we recommend that you try online alternatives first. If you live in Singapore, then you are in luck because finding an online casino in Singapore is very easy. All you have to do is to validate the credibility of the website by checking its reputation and license. You should also try your hand at a few of the available free games, if there are any, to get a feel of the server and how stable it is. Once you get enough practice, it is time to hit brick-and-mortar casinos!

Be Wary of Slot Machines

Not all casino games depend on skill; in fact, many of them rely on pure luck! Slot machines, in particular, are notorious for having a very small win percentage. This is why we recommend that you stick to poker or other games in which you can actually win if you know what you are doing. However, in case you want to try slot machines, there are a few ways of upping your chances. These include steering away from overly complex machines and starting with penny slots to avoid losing a lot of money.

Stay Sober

Many people enjoy having a few drinks while gambling, but this is often a recipe for disaster. Alcohol does not only make you more impulsive, but it also impairs your skills, thus increasing your chances of losing. Most casinos offer free drinks for this reason—to trick their clients into gambling more. So, be smart and stay away from alcohol while you are playing!

Gambling can be plenty of fun, but you still have to be responsible with your money. To dominate any casino you set foot in and minimize losses, take time to practice, avoid overspending, and steer away from liquor. Moreover, try to quit when you are ahead because if you keep pushing your luck, you may end up going home with a sizeable bill!

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….