Monday, January 11, 2010
How To Play Smart At The Casino Poker Tables
One of my number one rules about ANY kind of gambling is to NEVER bet more than you can afford. Remember, just because you are good, doesn't mean the cards are going to do exactly what you think every single time. You can lose and you can lose big. You hear about stores like this all time - heck they even made a few movies about it (see Lucky You with Drew Barrymore)! In order to play smart you have to be smart, this means using common sense. One thing you should be doing is cashing in your poker chops regularly.
Casinos are ALL about the lights, the action, and the excitement. So if you cash in your poker chips, you will be more liable to STOP betting. Which is sometimes a good thing! It’s like having a 22oz steak in front of you. Its juicy, it's delicious and it's calling your name. Same thing with poker chips. They sit in front of you and taunt you until you finally give in. Second off, have a "keep" pile and a "gambling" pile. For instance, if you just played on the $100 casino poker tables and you won $100 take that $100 you won, and pocket it.
Don't use this! You can use the $100 you originally started out with. If need be, and you really want to up the ante so to speak, take 20% out of the won cash and re-bet that amount, but place the rest in your keep pile. Lastly, stay smart and don't get emotionally involved. If you win big continuously throughout the night and you end up losing big - chances are you are going to feel really bad! Know when it's time to stop!