Self-Control Tips for Casino Gamblers
Every successful casino gambler shares one fundamental characteristic—discipline. Casinos are exciting places by design.
The casino games and our fellow players can draw us into an emotional state that proves to be detrimental to our bankroll. Keep it in check with these self-control tips for the casino.
Give Yourself a Break From the Casino
Spend any amount of time in a casino, and you’re sure to come across the borderline delirious gambler that has been up for a full day or more.
It’s easy to lose track of time or decide that you’re having too much fun on the casino floor to tear yourself away from the action. Most gamblers have to travel to play in a casino. This means that most casino gamblers are also booking a hotel room for their trip. These rooms are often attached to the very casinos in which they’re gambling. So, use the room to recharge.
Getting the proper amount of sleep is an imperative part of performing your best in any task. Casino gambling is no different; you need some rest to stay sharp on the casino floor.
In fact, it can easy to overlook the toll an hours-long gambling session is taking on you both physically and mentally. Even if you’re only repeatedly pressing a spin button, your brain is subconsciously doing complex math problems constantly.
Take a break and get off the casino floor for at least 30 minutes. You may decide to go for a nice walk outside in the fresh air or grab a bite to eat in the casino. The important thing is that you take care of yourself when gambling. It’s pretty common to be in the middle of one of these breaks when the wall is hit.
A friend of mine fell asleep at a bar one afternoon after we spent over 14 hours playing blackjack. He slept for a solid 18 hours and completely missed the casino on our final day of the trip.
Get the proper amount of sleep while you’re on your casino vacation. You’ll be amazed at the improvement it has on your gameplay.
Avoid Borrowing Money
If you’re searching for ways to make a bad situation worse, borrow money in a casino. Straight out of the gate, this is a losing proposition.
First of all, if you’re borrowing the money, you can’t afford to gamble with it. Your gambling bankroll should be set long before you ever walk through the doors of the casino.
Conversely, if they lose the $250 in the morning, they still have $250 to gamble with that afternoon. This type of bankroll management is a fantastic way to ensure you aren’t left watching TV in the room while your friends are gambling.
Borrowing money makes the tough situation of being broke far worse by compounding your losses. You’re almost assured of losing the money you borrowed, and bad loans are a good way to ruin an excellent friendship.
Have Strict Gambling Limits
Setting limits for your casino gambling is one of the most critical habits to develop as a gambler.
Before you get to the casino floor, you should have strict limits on time, which I covered earlier. As you likely know, you’re going to have a difficult time finding a clock on the casino floor.
I recommend setting the alarm on your smartphone. This way, it’s out of sight and out of mind until your time has expired for the session. Savvy gamblers know that there are two more equally important limits to set during your casino adventures.
The next limit you’ll want to set for obvious reasons is a loss limit. Having a solid loss limit in place will ensure that you don’t completely drain your bankroll and start to consider borrowing money from your friends or family.