If the dealer is calling these people by name, you know they are locals. They are daily players. They know their chips, and they know the dealer—which means your chances of winning are thinner. Pick up your chips and move to a table where tourists like you are playing. If they’re drunk, even better!
Carry less cash
A standing casino joke goes like this:
Q: which machine pays the most at the casino?
A: the ATM machine.
It’s a joke with a message for you: don’t carry more than you plan to spend. It’s easy to get carried away at the casino. Leave your debit and credit cards behind, and carry only as much cash as you can spend without feeling terrible if and when you lose it. The idea is to have fun!
Stack your chips safely
Always place your higher denomination chips at the bottom of your pile. That way, a roaming thief won’t be able to lop off big amount—you’ll be surprised how many chips and bags get stolen at casinos daily.
When you’re losing, start placing smaller bets. If you continue to lose, walk away rather than hoping for the next deal to be a jackpot. Remember: the majority of casino visitors leave with their pockets empty. That’s because the games are designed to the advantage of the casino, not the player.
Know the game before you play
If you’ve never played poker before, don’t start without a basic idea of what it’s all about. Ideally, you should read up on the basics before you leave your home or hotel. If you didn’t have the time to do that, simply stand by a table for a few minutes and request a kindly-looking player to allow you to let him/her play. After a few rounds, you’ll get the hang of it. Don’t be shy to ask the players for tips and advice while the game is on. Many are happy to oblige!
Play the maximum coins in the slots.
How do you get the biggest bonus? Simple. You play the most coins. So, pick a machine that lets you put in the maximum amount of coins, rather than one with a higher limit into which you can put only one or two coins. Rule of thumb: if you put in less, you will get less.
Play the new machines
Team Travel Secrets has been on the move quite a bit, and we know from personal experience that brand new machines promising multiple bonuses and payouts actually deliver the goods. Try them.