By Georgia Keenan

2nd November 2018

“It’s hard to walk away from a winning streak, even harder to leave the table when you’re on a losing one.” 

― Cara Bertoia

When we think of gambling, our minds instantly conjure up images of Las Vegas.

Flash cars, themed hotels and a wedding chapels where The King himself will officiate your vows – it sounds like a dream come true right? Wrong!

It turns out casinos don’t value us as much as we value them and everything they do is with the intention of making us lose money. Shock horror!

Just like country legend Kenny Rogers would say, ”the secret to survivin’ is knowin’ what to throw away and knowin’ what to keep.”

But many of us don’t live by those wise words, instead, we allow ourselves to be swallowed up by the possibility of winning jackpot prizes.

While there’s no secret to winning the big bucks, there are some things you should most definitely keep in mind when visiting a casino. Allow us…

We Bet You Didn’t Know…

Did you know that in the USA alone, the casino industry is worth a staggering $240 Billion?!

1. The House Always Wins…

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It’s no secret that the house always wins, but there are some games which are more likely to pay out that others.

Games like Three-Card Poker, Caribbean Stud and Double Exposure Blackjack offer larger (and more tempting) payouts, but there is also a greater risk of losing money for the players.

2. Eyes Everywhere

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It’s not your paranoia telling you that you’re being watched. Casinos have cameras everywhere and their beady eyes are focused on your every move. They even have the ability to see what hand you’re holding!

While it might seem like an invasion of privacy, the cameras are there for your safety – there are plenty of bad people who may target lucky gamblers.

3. Don’t Even Think About Putting An Extra Ace Up Your Sleeve…

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Oh and before you ask, yes security can tell if you’re cheating. Cheaters have “tells” that security is trained to watch out for. So don’t try anything unless you want to get kicked out.

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