Summer’s here, the sun is shining and you’re set for a stellar season with your favourite online casinos. Hell, you might even go so far as to enjoy a little gambling in the garden!
But seriously, there’s really no better time than right now to invest a little effort in taking your casino gaming to the next level. If you’d really like to make the most of the summer, we’d highly recommend bringing one or more of the following into your gambling plan for the season:
#1: Be More Adventurous
First of all, why not make now the time to explore your adventure side? Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be bored of any given casino game to get a real kick out of something new. When it comes to online gaming, variety really is the spice of life. And given the fact that there is limitless variety right there at your fingertips…well, do we really have to spell it out for you? If you’re all about poker, try your hand at baccarat. If you play nothing but online slots, make your way over to the roulette table. Seriously – you don’t know how much fun you might be missing out on.
#2: Start a Journal
If you ever want to consider yourself an expert in the ways of gambling, you need to start keeping a gambling journal. For obvious reasons, having a written account of all that money you’ve lost over time might not seem like a particularly positive thing. Nevertheless, unless you have the kind of memory no human being on earth has the capacity for, you cannot realistically expect to keep track of all your wins and losses manually. It takes just a few seconds daily to update a journal – a few seconds that really can make a huge difference.
#3: Use Bonuses and Promotions
Or should that be, use bonuses and promotions strategically. Approached correctly – that being with plenty of common sense – online casino promotions and bonuses can be of enormous value. Approached randomly and without thought, they can be anything from costly to dangerous. But really the worst thing anyone can do is to stay away from them entirely, simply having assumed that they are all cut from the same cloth. They aren’t, and the sooner you get serious with the good ones, the better!
#4: Manage Your Time
If you really want to start getting the most out of every casino experience, you need to think carefully about managing your time as competently as possible. Nevertheless, what this doesn’t mean is successfully limiting yourself to 1 hour each day, only to spend this 1 hour gambling at triple the speed you normally would, in order to squeeze in as much gambling as possible. Managing your time means making the most of your time – enjoying every minute and ensuring that you do not go overboard.
#5: Read More Gambling Books
One of the few things the vast majority of on online casino gamers have in common is the number of gambling books they have read. That being zero…not a single one. The problem being that far too many gamblers accept the fact that it mostly comes down to luck and in doing so forget about the skill element. Even if the skill element doesn’t contribute to the same extent as luck, it still exists and shouldn’t be ignored. If you really want to stand shoulder to shoulder with the experts, you might want to think about taking a leaf or two from their books – quite literally.
#6: Try a New Casino
If like most casino gamers you have remained loyal to the same casino for some time now, you might want to think about changing it up a little. There are numerous benefits to trying a new casino – the first of which being the potential for new games, tournaments and competitions. On top of this, there’s also the bonus of whatever special offers and deals are available exclusively for new customers. Always read the terms and conditions carefully, but don’t let a good deal pass you by.
#7: Cut Back on Booze
Chances are like many online gamblers, you often enjoy a drink or two while playing. Likewise, chances are that when you look back at past experience, many of your worst decisions and biggest losses occurred after one too many drinks. No one’s ever going to tell you not to enjoy a couple of beers or a glass of wine while indulging in a little online gambling. But at the same time, overdoing it does not bode well with positive decision making. Never has, never will.
#8: Set a Budget
Though it’s the number one rule in the book when it comes to responsible gambling, it also tends to be one of the most commonly ignored rules of all. That being, to set yourself an extremely strict gambling budget and stick to it religiously. The simple fact of the matter is that if you cannot stick with a budget, you are already on something of a slippery slope.
#9: Be More Responsible with Your Winnings
What exactly defines ‘responsible’ when it comes to winnings? It all depends on your personal circumstances and financial situation. If you happen to already be a millionaire, winning £10,000 and blowing it all immediately at the craps table probably isn’t the end of the world. By contrast, if you are already struggling to make ends meet and suddenly find yourself £1,000 better off, chances are you’d be better allocating the money to something more important.
#10: Get Social
Last but not least, the only thing that makes online gambling more enjoyable is turning it into something of a social experience. Inviting others to join you for the ride can be uniquely rewarding in more ways than one. Not only is social gaming infinitely more enjoyable in its own right, but there are various ‘recommend a friend’ bonus deals and promotions available all over the place to make the most of.