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Maximize Your Casino Visit

5 March 2010

Everyone is feeling the effects of the economic slowdown and many of us are making a conscience effort to cut back on discretionary spending. The high price of fuel is making traveling much more expensive and this is causing many players to cut back on the number of visits they make to the casino.

Having to cut back on your favorite form of entertainment may be disappointing at first, but there is a bright side. Going to the casino less frequently will make your visits more special and you will want to get the most enjoyment out of the time you spend there. Here are some suggestions to get the most out of your casino visits.

Don't Start Playing Immediately

Since you are making fewer trips to the casino, it is only natural that you want to play as soon as you arrive, but try to avoid the temptation. Your goal is to maximize the time you spend at the casino since your trips will be more special. If you drive to the casino, you should take a break before you start playing. Don't immediately run to a machine as soon as you get in the casino door. If you are checking in to the hotel, take a minute to unpack. Don't just throw your bags in the room and head for the casino. Before you start playing, take a walk around the casino to see what may have changed since your last visit. This will also give you the opportunity to look at new slot games that you might not have seen before. You may just find a new game to play.

Slow Down Your Play

Once you choose a game to play, you should try to stretch your playing time to get the most entertainment from the money you allocated for playing. You want to slow down your play and savor your time. You can start by putting the lowest denomination bill into the bill receptor. This will slow you down by making it necessary to have to stop and feed more money into the machine. It will also give you a natural breaking point. If you have to keep reaching for more bills to put in the machine, it may be time to switch machines or take a break.

Wait a few seconds between spins instead of immediately hitting the spin button while you play. This is not a tournament. There is no reason to play at lightning speed. Don't hit the maximum bet button. Take your time and press the bet one coin button until you reach maximum coins. This will take a little longer and expand your playing time. If you do want to use the maximum bet button, then move your hand away from it while the reels are spinning.

Play Only One Machine

Play one machine at a time. Playing more than one machine just gives you more exposure to the house edge. In the long run you will lose your money faster and shorten your playing time. Playing two machines involves standing up or leaning out of your chair to reach over to the adjacent machine. Some players get caught up in "slot frenzy" and feel the need to play multiple machines as fast as they can. This is not very relaxing or entertaining. Sit down in the chair in front of your machine and relax. Playing slot machines (or any casino game) should be a relaxing experience.

Take a Break

If you decide to change machines, take a break before sitting down for your next session. If you have been playing for a few hours, you may want to get a meal or just walk around. Walking around the casino is a good way to stretch your legs after sitting in one place for a while. Your goal is to stretch your casino experience.

Learn to Relax

The main reason for choosing any leisure-time activity is to help you get away from your daily routine and have fun and relax. Make sure you get the most out of your casino visit by taking time to enjoy the whole experience.

Until next time, remember:
"Luck comes and goes...Knowledge Stays Forever."

Bill Burton
Bill Burton is a gambling expert and best-selling author of Get the Edge at Low Limit Texas Hold'em and 1000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets. He is the former Casino Gambling columnist for About.com.

Burton's Texas Holdem book was published in 2002 long before the game became a national phenomenon. The producers of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown used his book during the first season to teach the game to the participants.

He writes for several national gaming magazines and newsletters. These publications include: Casino Player, Strictly Slots, The Southern California Gaming Guide, Midwest Gaming and Travel magazine, Southern Gaming and Destinations magazine, Midwest Player and Blackjack Insider.

Burton is an instructor for the Golden Touch Craps dice control seminars teaching players how to gain the advantage in craps. He is an expert at all casino games and can teach players how to play any casino game as well as offering them advice to get the most out of their casino visits.

Bill Burton Websites:

www.billburton.com
www.goldentouchcraps.com

Books by Bill Burton:

> More Books By Bill Burton

Bill Burton
Bill Burton is a gambling expert and best-selling author of Get the Edge at Low Limit Texas Hold'em and 1000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets. He is the former Casino Gambling columnist for About.com.

Burton's Texas Holdem book was published in 2002 long before the game became a national phenomenon. The producers of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown used his book during the first season to teach the game to the participants.

He writes for several national gaming magazines and newsletters. These publications include: Casino Player, Strictly Slots, The Southern California Gaming Guide, Midwest Gaming and Travel magazine, Southern Gaming and Destinations magazine, Midwest Player and Blackjack Insider.

Burton is an instructor for the Golden Touch Craps dice control seminars teaching players how to gain the advantage in craps. He is an expert at all casino games and can teach players how to play any casino game as well as offering them advice to get the most out of their casino visits.

Bill Burton Websites:

www.billburton.com
www.goldentouchcraps.com

Books by Bill Burton:

> More Books By Bill Burton