There’s a whole host of betting strategies and tricks that people employ in order to get ahead at the casinos. But what most people forget is that cashing out at the casinos is more dependent on your willpower, rather than some over complicated gambling strategy, which your casino already knows about and has put safeguards in place to combat. Surprisingly, casino owners read the internet too.
Although this list might not make you a winner every time, it can give you some sage pieces of advice to follow every time you log into the casino. By just paying attention to some of your bad habits, you can make your time at the casinos much more enjoyable, controlled and put yourself in a better position to cash out at the end of your casino sessions.
Setting Yourself A Strict Bankroll
Rule number 1 of succeeding at the casinos is knowing when to quit. Winning money at the casinos is always a brilliant surprise, but it shouldn’t ever be your main focus. The fact of the matter is that casinos are a tough place to earn large payouts. Money you take to the casino should be money you’re happy to lose and have fun while doing so. When you start chasing wins by throwing more money at a cold run at the casino, you’re just going to end up spending more and therefore losing more.
If you set yourself a strict bankroll before you even play the first round, then you’re freeing yourself up to walk away from the casino when your time is up. In the long run you’ll end up having more fun and also will save a lot more money as well.
Set Yourself A Time Limit
Money isn’t the only valuable resource at the casinos. The longer you play at a casino, the more you lose track of what you’ve spent and even if you have a strict bankroll in place, playing for extended periods of time eventually makes people lose focus. The longer you play, the more repetitive your time is going to be and eventually it will feel more like a chore than a relaxing recreational activity. If you play too long you will start to make mistakes, become dismissive and miss out on good plays, that even having other strict monetary rules can’t help you with.
Bear in mind how long you’ve been playing and make a definitive rule that you’ll stop playing after a certain period of time. Even if you lack some willpower to do this, all casinos have settings that allow you to set a limit on the amount of time you can play per day, so once you’ve hit your maximum play time, you can walk away before your game loses focus.
Having An Upper Win Limit
If you've managed to stick to your bankroll and haven't been playing for too long, then an early win is incredibly satisfying. But even when you're caught in the moment, it's still best to stay grounded. Getting swept up in a winning streak is as equally detrimental to your performance as trying to dig your way out a losing streak by throwing money at the problem.
Instead of getting caught up in the moment, it’s best to remember that any money you earn from the casino is an excellent accomplishment. You’ve done what you’ve enjoyed and left with more money than before, and there’s very few hobbies which can promise that. So instead of seeing how far the winning streak will take you, the best course of action is to set yourself an upper limit for how much you’d be happy winning and then get out while you’re ahead, before you hit a deadly losing streak and leave with nothing.
Limit The Bonus Money In Your Wallet
Bonuses are one of the highlights for any casino goer. If you spend time at a casino, you expect a little extra to reward your loyalty, and most of the top casinos go above and beyond in dishing out special bonuses for the most loyal players. However, bonuses come at a price as any bonus cash or casino extra spins will require the player to fulfill wagering requirements before they can cash out any winnings obtained using bonus money.
For players who want more time and cash to play at the casinos, this is a perfect gift from the casino, offering them more money to spend on the slots, with an additional challenge to overcome before they can get to payout.
However, for players who are only interested in playing for a short period of time and then cutting lose while they’re ahead, then bonus cash is a nightmare. If you want to be able to withdraw your money without worrying about any additional wagering requirements, or breaching any promotional terms, then it’s best to only have your wallet filled with real money that you’ve deposited and leave any promotions inactive until you’re ready to take part in them.
Play Games With A Good RTP And Variance
This should be the first course of action for any player who’s hung around the casinos for any amount of time. Imagine a slot or table game like it was a business investment. You’d only invest in a business with a good chance of solid and safe returns, than a risky venture with very little to gain on.
Casino games should be selected on the same criteria. By doing a little research, players can sniff out the casino games with the highest return to player rates and a medium variance which won’t force them to risk a large amount of money before possibly seeing a return. The higher the RTP and the more middling the variance of the slot, the safer of a bet it is. Of course, if you’re into table games instead, then look for casino games that have additional skills which can be mastered and played to your advantage. It’ll be a bit of extra work, but at the end of it, you’ll greatly increase your chances of cashing out with some extra winnings.
So follow our simply steps of controlling how much you spend, researching the games you’re going to play and then setting limits for how much actually want to win so you can cut and run when the going gets good. If you follow these rules, you’ll put yourself on the path to cashing out at the casino with a healthy payout far more often.