If you want to win big at the casino, you have to learn to play smart. Contrary to common belief, however, you do not need to be a maths expert or a card counter to play smart – you can play smart by simply extending your casino gaming experience. Of course, you can increase your bankroll for this purpose, but why not save money by stretching your entertainment budget?
Are you wondering how to save money while gambling? If so, read below – we have prepared a comprehensive list of advice to help you further stretch your entertainment budget.
1. Take advantage of loyalty programs
One of the easiest ways to stretch your casino budget is to join the loyalty program. Usually, loyalty programs allow players to accumulate points which can be redeemed for free play or cash. What is more, those points are easy to acquire and most operators award them for any game and gambling format. In addition, a number of operators award points for any purchase within the casino property. So, in some casino resorts, players can get points for purchasing from the gift shop, from dining at restaurants, etc.
2. Set a limit
In order to be able to play longer, you might want to set a loss limit. Setting a loss limit is great for several reasons. First and foremost, you will save money. Secondly, you will not fall into the trap of believing that your next wager will be a winner, which has been the downfall of many casino players. What is more, you can also set a winning limit if you want to truly limit the chance of falling into a gambling addiction. Recently, some operators have been sanctioned for not protecting customers, you should always check first if the casino is licensed and regulated by third parties.
Once you set limits, do not go beyond them, as it could result in more losses than expected. Stay true to the limits you have set and you will see how quickly the money in your bankroll accumulates.
3. Choose a game
Having set your limits, proceed to choosing a game. Our advice – choose you games in accordance with your entertainment budget, you already need to know the importance of money management. If you own a limited bankroll, it is better to choose games with low minimum bet amounts. Choosing a game with a buy-in as high as your entire bankroll is virtually pointless as you will be unable to play for long. Opt for games that correspond to the amount of money you have at your disposal and when you accumulate enough money, you can shift to a game for people with bigger bankrolls.
4. Play with virtual money
If you want to further stretch your bankroll and become a better player, why not play for free? As you probably know, there are hundreds of casino games that allow virtual money wagering all over the web. So, if you play just for fun, you might want to switch to virtual money playing.
Playing with virtual money will help you save money for real money wagering, but it provides another tremendous advantage – it improves your skills. Amateurs find virtual money games particularly appealing, since it helps them develop a betting technique. Another thing is, virtual money wagering allows players to play as much as they want, and, as a famous saying goes, practice makes perfect.
If you want to save your bankroll for more important wagers and improve your skills at the same time, opt for virtual money wagering.
5. Take breaks frequently
Nothing refreshes one’s thoughts better than a quick walk. And, keeping in mind that prolonged playing can slow down your thinking, we recommend your taking frequent breaks from gambling. Apart from refreshing your mind, taking frequent breaks will also help you keep your gambling hobby at bay and prevent it from becoming an obsession.
If you are in a casino resort, you might take a quick nap, or indulge in window shopping. If you are playing slots, try walking around the machines. In fact, when you are playing slots, you should take even more frequent breaks, as clients tend to lose money at incredible rates at slots. And if you are playing table games, you can always take a bathroom break or excuse yourself from the table for some time.
Remember that each time you take a break you are not losing any more money, you are refreshing your mind (which can help you win more when you come back), and you are exercising your body (unless you opt to sleep). Most of all, it prevents your gambling hobby from turning into a gambling addiction.
6. Choose a partner
Choosing a partner is great if you want to stretch your gaming budget. First of all, you will reduce the amount of money you wager by half, and secondly, you will double the fun of the whole experience.