Lots of people enjoy a night out playing the tables, but it is easy to look like an amateur if you do not know the unwritten rules of how to look and act like a consummate gambler. So just how do you make sure you look the part and prepare for a casino night out?
Where to go
The Western world loves to gamble, so you should not have any difficulty in finding a casino that suits your taste. Las Vegas is perhaps the world’s best known center for gambling, and here you will find the Golden Nugget, Caesars Palace and the Palazzo, all offering a variety of games, from slot machines to poker and more. Second only to Vegas is Atlantic City, where you will find some of these names as well as the Trump Taj Mahal and Bally’s.
Just starting out
If you are new to the casino world, the variety of games available to you can be a little overwhelming. Just which game should you attempt to win money at and which have the best casino payouts? Remember, some games at a casino, like roulette or the slot machines, have nothing to do with skill, just luck, so you do not need to be adept to play them – just realize that your chances of winning will be slim. If you do want to try your hand at a skilled and high-pressure game such as poker, it can be a good idea to practice beforehand, either playing with your friends for something other than money or trying out practice sessions online through a casino-related site.
You may have in your head what should be worn in a casino by watching spy thrillers starring James Bond, but movies often give a false impression. While some casinos may insist on a dress code that includes a tuxedo, most casinos do not actually care what you wear. For example, if you want to go to a casino dressed in a T-shirt and shorts, you can. However, what is undeniable is the smarter you look, the more likely you are to be admitted into the casino and the better the customer service you can expect once inside. Also, for most people, having a night out at a casino is an infrequent event, so why not dress up a little and put on your tux or best suit?
To be stylish at a casino, you need to be discreet. This means not flashing your overstuffed wallet around at the gaming tables or jumping around like a maniac should you have a decent win. Keep your bragging to yourself and your companions, as your associates around the table will not take kindly to you winning, especially if they are losing.
Many casinos offer free drinks not out of the goodness of their hearts, but because it makes your judgment questionable and encourages you to spend your money. Limit your alcohol intake to keep a clear head.
Prepare for your casino night out and be as cool as James Bond by first gaining some experience in gaming online, putting on your smartest suit and drinking sensibly.