Bets and Books

We all know that casinos are not well accepted in many communities. But in countries that allow casinos, there are certain laws that regulate their operations.

These days, the law has softened regulations over land-based casinos especially those that attract tourism. That’s why these days casinos not only offer gaming but also an unforgettable experience much like the savory dishes from Agua Caliente Casino Steakhouse in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.

The Casino Rules

Want to know more about gambling laws that affect gaming? Check out the link. Below is a basic guide on the things that you should expect on the table.  

The Basic Rules

Freebies are always included in most casinos give-aways. Many places give free beverages to their players. Yet, alcoholic drinks are illegal to some states. So, casinos usually offer soft drinks and coffee for free to their customers.

When it comes to betting requirements, video poker or slots have their denomination painted on the machine or printed on the video screen. However, on table games, the bets ranging from minimum to maximum are detailed into a rectangular sign on each table. These signs are usually color-coded which represents the casino chips color.

This color-coded system should not be taken for granted. But, some casinos have the same colors for all the signs or use different systems of color coding. 

Before leaving the casino, don’t forget to change the casino chips into cash at the cashier’s booth. Having more chips with smaller denominations can be exchanged for larger denominations. This will help the player to carry the chips on the cashier’s booth. Just request a color up from the dealer. 

On the other hand, for the cash out on slot machines, a button should be pushed in order to print out a ticket with a barcode. The ticket can be exchanged for cash over the cashier’s counter or it can be used in other casino machines. Yet, there are some machines that payout either coins or tokens, and they are replaced immediately. 

The Bankroll

Always remember to go to the casino with the amount of money that can be affordable for losing. Running after losses is the worst decision a gambler can do at the casino. Make the gambling bankroll as an expense of entertainment and manage it accordingly. Always put restrictions on losses and stick to it.

Below are examples of the minimum bankroll recommended for a two-hour stay in the casino:

$100 – for slot machines of 25-cents and video poker

$100 – for roulette per spin of $5 of even-money wager

$150 – for hand blackjack of $5

$200 – for hand mini-baccarat of $10 which have minimums of usually greater than at other casino games at the table

$500 – for best method craps of $5 which are pass and two-come wagers having double odds