If you’re visiting Las Vegas for the first time or coming back for another visit, chances are you’re planning to play a bit along the way. The question is, do you want to increase your chances of making money? Many people claim to play for fun and do not bother to learn any way to improve their game or their chances of winning. But who’s to say that you can’t take the game more seriously and have a lot of fun? We’ll take a look at some smart betting tips that you can use on your next trip to Las Vegas to increase your chances of getting ahead!
The first tip about the game is easy: learn the games you plan to play. If you have no idea what you are doing at the table, your chances of winning are slim to none! Your best chances of winning at any particular game in Las Vegas are 50/50, and that’s only if you know the game thoroughly. Areas where you are unfamiliar with the game are sure to make those odds crumble. You must not only learn the basics of the game, but also study the odds and math behind each of the most common bets to determine which bets are dumb bets and which are not. Vegas is full of dumb bets!
For example, if the dealer asks if you would like to purchase “insurance” when playing blackjack, decline! When playing craps, instead of betting the Big 6 or Big 8 that pays the same money, tell the dealer to “put” your money directly on the number 6 or 8 and you will be paid 7 for 6. Also, avoid bets in the middle of the craps table! While these appear to be big winners, the odds are in favor of the house by more than 15 percent! There are usually fool’s bets on every game you’ll play, so be sure to do some research before playing.
Another important tip for betting is to always play within your “Bankroll”, which is the amount of money you carry with you to bet. Don’t go to a $ 200 game and expect to walk away with $ 1000. Be smart and consider it an investment. If you approach a table with a certain amount of money, be happy if you end up with a profit of 30 or 40 percent. Learn to be self-disciplined and walk away while you’re ahead without giving it all back to the casino. Also learn to walk away before you lose everything you take from the table, since walking with something will make you feel much better than walking away broke.
Play at a table with limits that suit your budget. Don’t go to Vegas with $ 500 to bet and bet $ 50 per hand. Also, divide your bankroll into smaller amounts that will allow you to have multiple “sessions” or periods of play. Divide your $ 500 into 5 sessions of $ 100 and play at tables or games that allow you to bet within those limits. This gives you the best chance of making a profit and not going broke quickly.
Learn to follow the trends of the game. We don’t know why trends happen, but we can see them throughout the casino. For example, 5 black numbers in a row on roulette. Or maybe you’ve witnessed a “hot” craps table where the shooter is throwing point after point. Take advantage of these trends by trying to recognize when one is happening. Never bet against the trend, as most people instinctively do. Always bet on the trend, and be sure to recognize when the trend has stopped and exit while you are ahead!
These are just some of the basic tips that should make your trip to Las Vegas that little bit more enjoyable and hopefully more profitable. As we said earlier, you can take a game UFA seriously and still have a lot of fun playing it! You are also sure to impress your friends when you use your knowledge and discipline to stay away from silly bets and walk away when you are ahead. You’ll have them wondering why you were the only one who made money during that trip!