Top Casino Blunders and Beginner Mistakes

It’s easy to get carried away when you make your first visit to a bricks and mortar casino, and even easier to make mistakes if you are playing while on holiday. The atmosphere at a Tropicana casino, or a casino hotel in Las Vegas can make you want to spend, spend, spend, without thinking about how you are playing. The temptation to try to play like a high roller on a riverboat casino is one many people succumb to, when playing at a more considered rate would usually be more beneficial, and still get you the VIP treatment.

The biggest casino mistakes most people make include:

Doubling Down on a 12
This one is simple – don’t do it! You may think you’re due some low cards, but if you are, the chances are the dealer is too. In most cases, doubling down is done because of a hunch, or a ‘feeling’ that you could win big from it, but in reality, you’re just setting yourself up to double your losses, which is never a good thing when you’re playing casino blackjack.

Playing Poker With a Short Stack
This may sound like the opposite of the blunders we’re describing, but some people do it out of a desire to be sitting at the high rollers table. If you’re not confident, and can’t afford to play at a table, then the chances are you’ll end up getting wiped out in just a few hands. Don’t waste your money even trying to sit at a poker table if you don’t have enough chips to be there for the long haul.

Playing Bad Systems
You were told about a ‘winner’ system by a friend, but is it really a winner? If your system involves chasing losses, increasing bets when you lose, or anything other than sensible math and low risk, you’re probably setting yourself up for disappointment, and if you win, it was luck, plain and simple. Either play games that involve skill, or accept that there’s no such thing as a sure win in most table games. There’s nothing wrong with a flutter on a roulette wheel, but doubling your bet every time you lose is going to do nothing except empty your bankroll even faster.