Leaving Vegas Happy - without loosing your money
Winning in Las Vegas is not about coming home rich; it's about not coming home broke. You've probably heard a lot of horror stories about people who lost everything on their first night in Las Vegas. The sad truth of the matter is that it happens quite often because it is so easy to do. Casinos have many tricks (either deliberately contrived or accidentally accomplished) that help you make poor decisions as a result of slightly impaired judgment. Casino bells and whistles are fun for the first few hours, after that they tend to get boring and numbing. You will even find that those who have been in the casino for a while will show slower and less enthusiastic responses to jackpots after a few hours. This is part of the process. We turn into numbers and mindlessly feed our 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 into the machines and lose count along the way.
The casinos are also friendly enough to allow many people ups and downs along the way. They are quite smart about doing this. Many people find that they can go a long way from the beginning and then are surprised to find themselves suddenly lagging behind at an alarming rate. When they have you, it is at the moment when you put another invoice in the machine with the intention of recovering the money you lost. Most of us manage to get back our original investment, but we decide that we want what we had earned before and we end up at the bottom again, starting the whole process over. Don't do that, I can tell you that it hurts the next morning when you kick yourself for being stupid.
Have you ever seen a sunrise from inside a casino?
This, of course, brings me to the next point. Have you ever seen a sunrise from inside a casino? Neither did I, but I came out into the blinding light yesterday. It is very easy to lose track of time in a casino. It's dark there and the only lights often come from the slot machines and the flashing neon signs. There are no indicators of the passage of time and unless you're looking at the clock, which most of us don't do when we're having fun, it's pretty easy to lose many hours of time and find yourself suddenly very tired and making poor decisions and taking risks. I would not normally take instead of charging and returning to the room at night. This is another one that usually hurts when you wake up.
To avoid things like this, set a vibrate alarm on your cell phone and let it alert you when it's time to go. Just put a certain amount of cash into the casino and when it's over, it's over. Don't go back to the room and get more money or take expensive trips to the ATM. Those trips will suddenly add up and find you with no real idea of how much money you have spent or have left in your bank account.
You can easily win at casino gambling
You can easily win at casino gambling on your trip to Las Vegas as long as you remember that you are playing at a casino and that you make a conscious decision not to be played by the casino. Common sense will help some, but avoiding cheating is the difference between spending your 'crazy money' at the casino and coming home broke or spending your next paychecks at the casino long after your vacation is over.