Casinos provide glitz and glam and excitement, and there are few experiences quite as fun as receiving a pile of chips for your luck and strategy. There are some things to keep in mind as you approach the gambling tables, however, to avoid the many pitfalls faced by new and experienced gamblers. Here are the top five tips for gambling at Railroad Pass or any of the Las Vegas or Henderson casinos.
1. Set a Limit and Stick to It
Before you even sit down at a table, know how much you are prepared to lose and if you hit that limit, stop. This can also apply to setting a limit on how much you want to win. If you double your money, for example, you might walk away so you don’t lose your winnings.
Another limit to set is that of time. If you have something to do early the next morning, it might not be a great idea to sit at the tables until 3 a.m. Casinos run all the time, and it’s easy to lose track of how long you’ve been at a table.
2. Get the Perks
Join a player’s club and use it. Ask about special promotions. Various casinos offer things like free drinks and meals, extra points and random drawings for prizes. Many slot and poker machines have specific credit deals and requirements that can be bolstered by your player’s club perks.
Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino offers Player’s Junction Club Cards. It lets players use points and get actual cash back, free plays, free meals or free rooms! Sign up today.
3. Regarding Cameras
Know that when you’re in a casino, you’re being watched all the time. There are cameras all over the place, covering every angle of the room. These cameras are there to protect casinos from dishonest patrons, but they can also protect you if you are the subject of dishonest behavior.
When it comes to your own camera, keep it tucked away. Casinos don’t like patrons snapping pictures, especially of dealers, machines or other players. If there is a specific attraction, decoration or character present that you’d like to photograph, just ask permission from a casino staff member before doing so.
4. Know Your Games
It’s generally a bad idea to just jump in on a game you don’t understand. Even if you have seen a dice or card game on television, that doesn’t mean you really know how it’s played. Getting in on a game you don’t really know is a fast way to lose money.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try something new. It just means you should take the time to really understand the rules before putting down your hard-earned cash. Know how betting works, know the odds, and know the etiquette. Many casinos offer free gambling classes to teach you about the games offered. These can be fun ways to learn the rules and meet new people!
5. Paying Caesar
Many people panic about the taxes on their winnings. There’s no reason to worry about this. Paying taxes on your earnings is a pretty simple process; of course, the more you win the more you will owe, but the IRS isn’t going to sweat it if you’re off by a few bucks. The casino can provide an estimation of winnings over the year, on request if you have a player’s club card.
These tips for gambling will help you have a great time in the excitement and flashing casino lights. To get started on your adventure, check out our casino page and contact us to book a room today!