Your Casino VacationApril 5, 2007, 10:02 am (10 years ago)
If you are planning to take a vacation to spend a little time seeing how far a little money can get you then there are a couple of things that you should know or keep in mind while you are planning your trip.
Your calendar shows that you have some free days come up and you are keen on spending them with your buddies at a casino resort. Do you wait until the last minute, throw some clothes in a bag, grab your bankroll and drive on down? The answer to that question is no because you always want to make sure that you have plans made; you don’t want to make any quick decisions that could lead to disaster.
Maybe you take some time to sit down and really plan your vacation? If you choose the latter, the chances are that you will come out a much happier gambler than if you took the easy route. Here are a couple of things that you should take into account before taking that great gambling vacation:
Decide on how much money you have to spend on gambling: After taking into account all the ‘other’ expenses, including hotel accommodation, traveling costs, food, drinks, tips and sightseeing, you will get a real picture of how much money you have left to spend at the slot machines or at the card games. The amount may be less than what you initially imagined, but at least it is realistic and you won’t go blowing your next month’s rent check because of a misunderstanding. You need to make sure that you don’t go over your budget, you need to remember that your money is precious and that the trip is supposed to be fun and exciting not boring because you are going to have to worry about what you are going to do about the bills when you get back home.
Decide on how much time you can spend gambling: Once you have determined how much money you have to spend, divide that amount by the number of days that you intend spending at the casino. If you have $1000 to blow and you are spending 4 days at the casino, divide that amount into four gambling sessions of $250 per day and stick to that budget. Once you have gone over that limit, stop gambling and do something else. There are plenty of other things that you can do besides gambling.
Decide on other activities: It is really simple to land in the middle of Las Vegas, hole yourself up in the casino and play until your holiday is over. However, for your own peace of mind and also for the sake of your bankroll, you need to plan some other, alternative activities for your time away. Book an excursion, look up an old buddy, go skating – anything to break the cycle of gambling 24/7. It will give you a much-needed breather away from the casino and will have you returning to your gambling session rested and refreshed.
Decide on which games you want to play: Walking into a big casino is like being let loose in a giant games arcade. If you aren’t sure about which games to play, you might spend your precious time walking from table to machine, totally bewildered and not sure about what to do with your bankroll. Before your trip, sit down and think which games really appeal to you. If you want to try a new game on your vacation, learn about the game through books or practice a free version by downloading software off an online casino. Go prepared with a list of games that you are keen to play and try to stick with it.
A gambling vacation can be quite memorable or it can be a disaster. Planning ahead will go a long way towards ensuring a holiday of your dreams.
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