First Time in a Casino? Here’s How to Go About It  


As part of my job I need to spend a great deal of time traveling to California and I always make sure that I grab myself a room in the outstanding Bicycle Hotel and Casino. I like this hotel not only because it is a great hotel, but also because of its huge casino, the biggest on the West Coast so I am told. When I am in the casino, I always spot newbies coming in for their first time and I actively try to give them a bit of a hand if they are looking lost. I wanted then, to offer some tips for anyone who is going into a casino for the first time.

Money First

The first thing that you need to think about before even entering the casino is how much money you are prepared to spend. If you are going into the casino for a good time, like the majority of the people who go into a casino do, then you don’t want to end up losing everything that you have, something which is more common than you may think. Instead, you should be looking to go in, play a little and be prepared to lose some cash along the way. You basically need to think of how much money you are prepared to lose, think like this and then win or lose, you will have a good time.


If you don’t understand many of the casino games then the best thing that you can do is to do a spot of research online before you even go to the casino. If you have a quick check on YouTube then you will find a huge amount of tutorials for beginners for all of the popular casino games. If you are really keen, then you can invest your time in learning more than the basics and even study some strategies which you can employ to boost your chances of winning. The more that you know before you go into the casino, the more confident that you will feel inside.

Quiet Tables

If you aren’t feeling very confident then the best thing that you can do is to find a table which is quiet so that you feel less pressure. In doing this, you can also get some help from the croupier who will be more than happy to help you out. If however, you sit at a busy table, the croupier will not have time to help you and there will be many pairs of eyes looking at you which will really add to the pressure. If there are no quiet tables around, look for one with people who look like they are not taking it too seriously, sitting at a fun table can be much more relaxing for you rather than staying at a table with high rollers.

The key to gambling in a casino is having fun and being confident, do your research, be smart with your money and take your time.

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