Planning a casino trip is much like planning any kind of trip. Whether you prefer to travel with a more improvisational model in mind or like to map out every tiny detail, these essential tips will enable you to have the best possible experience.
Dominic Andreasson, site manager at cvasino.se weighs in with his top tips for creating a casino trip that you’ll remember. Whether you want to or not, well, that’s a different matter altogether.
Do Your Research
While there is certainly an appeal to chucking a change of clothes in a bag and heading off to a weekend away on a casino gambling trip in Sweden or internationally, it’s probably not the best idea.
An unplanned trip could see you waiting for hours in an airport departure lounge at best. So, first, choose a location. Will you be going to a casino mecca such as Monte Carlo, Las Vegas, or Macau? Or will you be heading for domestic gaming in Sweden? They are all great choices and come with their own unique benefits and challenges.
Nail down exactly which casino, or casinos, you will be visiting during your trip, get the lowdown on the dress code, games on offer, a suitable accommodation in the vicinity of your casino(s), and your trip will be a breeze.
It’s worth remembering that while Swedish casinos are welcoming and generous, don’t expect as many complimentary drinks or food as you’d get in the USA unless you’re a high roller. Oh, and now might also be the time to mention that there are no bonus utan insättningskrav available in land-based Swedish casinos!
Travel Between Sunday and Thursday
For the best possible hotel rates and a less crowded gaming environment, it’s advisable to not travel on weekends. While, yes, you may need to take time away from work to facilitate this, it’s going to ensure a more enjoyable and far less stressful casino trip.
The weekends not only bring higher hotel prices, but you are likely to be joined at the table by large numbers of stag and hen dos, groups of university students, and a lot of drunk players that are there more for the overall casino experience, rather than serious gaming.
Learn the Games Before You Leave
Gambling strategy aside, it is essential that everyone in your party knows exactly how to play their casino games of choice. While most of the information is indeed useful to players embarking on an online casino trip, much of the information is tailored towards US players heading to Las Vegas and not Sweden-specific.
Learn the odds on payouts, game-specific vocabulary, and conventions when approaching a croupier in a casino. European American roulette has different payouts compared to its US counterpart, so it is worth familiarizing yourself with these before you travel.
Again, blackjack has different rules in Sweden than that of the USA. It is worth watching a few hands at an online live casino first, so you know exactly what to expect.
Every casino has a different number of gaming tables. While one club may have a 3-card poker leaning, you’ll find that other casinos cater more for the roulette, dice, or big wheel crowd. Know the games your chosen club has on offer and the table limits available.
Plan Your Budget
Having a bankroll management plan is the most important element to plan, and plan well before you set off on your casino trip. Casino gaming should be fun, so only wager finances that you won’t miss – namely your disposable income.
Set a figure that you don’t mind losing. When it comes to gambling, the old saying of “hope for the best but expect the worst” is never more true. Playing at a table limit that is out of your comfort zone will only cause players to make poor decisions, and potentially lose vast amounts of money.
Land-based casinos are designed to entertain you – and to keep you playing. The lack of windows and absence of clocks are interior design choices aimed at creating an escapist environment for players. It is easy to lose track of how long you’ve been playing and how much you’ve won (or lost). Keeping an eye on your phone or wearing a watch can help you control your bankroll.
With a touch of planning and research, your casino trip will be elevated exponentially. There is a tendency for players to take a spontaneous approach to casino trips – fueled by Hollywood representation – but this is never advisable.
Casino trips can be some of the most memorable travel experiences that you will ever have. The glamour of casinos coupled with potentially big wins and shows featuring internationally acclaimed performers are the perfect combination for a trip of a lifetime.