|Learning to Play Casino Games|
|Part 2: The Three Steps|
Step One- Reading.
Every player who sits down at a gaming table to play any casino game should have read at least one book on that particular game. A player who buys chips and starts to play a game without the knowledge of how the game is played is like a hunter who purchases a gun and heads out on Safari without any knowledge of the animal he is hunting. The results can be disastrous. There are many good books by reputable authors that can teach you the basics of the games. Many of the writers who contribute to this magazine have books that will give you accurate information and show you how to play the game correctly.
Spend some time reading the book. Gambling books are not novels that you zip through to get to the ending. When you are finished you will want practice the game on the computer and then go back and read the book again. There will be situations that come up while playing that you will have questions about. Looking up the answers in the book will help you remember the answer the next time the situation arises.
Step Two- Watching
Watching videotapes can help teach you the mechanics of the game. You will actually see how the game is dealt and the bets are made so you will be familiar with the procedures and protocols when you sit down at table. Videotapes can help reinforce what you have read and perhaps clear up any questions by visually showing you how the game is played. Although not as common as books, I have found videos for most of the casino games. A large selection of casino game videos can be found in the free catalog form The Gamblers Book Shop in Las Vegas. (800-5522-17777)
Step Three - Practicing
With the availability of tutorial software you can now practice and play at home to sharpen your skills before you go to the casino. Learning to play casino games at home on the computer is fun as well as educational. You are getting the enjoyment of playing the game so it doesn't feel like you are actually "studying" to learn the game. Most human beings are a little sensitive to criticism. Lets face it we don't like to be corrected and have our mistakes pointed out to us all the time. If you had someone watching over your shoulder while you played and pointed out every mistake you made you would either give up trying to learn or worse yet resort to some kind of physical violence directed at that person. A computer takes any human emotions out of the learning processes. There is no embarrassment when the computer beeps and alerts you to a mistake you just made. Its impersonal and you take it all in stride and carry on. Playing and practicing at home will teach you the proper strategy and help build your confidence. Once you have your mistakes down to a minimum you will be ready to play in the casino.
Learning to play casino games at home is fun and profitable. While I cant guarantee that you will be a winner, following this advice will improve your chances.