Its a horrible feeling that broke in Vegas. If you do not plan and plan your gambling properly, youre likely to find yourself on the Strip with your empty pockets turning inside and watching the fountains free because you can not afford to do anything else. To avoid this tragedy, you must plan and budget your playing time. Otherwise, you will be broken after the first night.
Suppose youre an average Joe or Jane who does an average salary and youre going to Vegas for a four night game trip. Plan your trip to get an idea of how long you want to play. Your plan does not need to be set in stone, but you need a clue as to how much game you should do to get an idea of how much money you need. Suppose you arrive at Vegas at noon on Sunday and depart at 7:00 on Thursday. Excluding activities like eating, sleeping, watching, shopping, getting a massage, etc. Your playing field may look like the following your plan may be more or less detailed, but the point is that you have to make a certain level of planning.
Sunday 14:00 to 16:00 plays craps.
Sunday 7:00 to 10:00 plays craps.
Monday 14:00 to 16:00 plays craps.
Monday 8:00 to 10:00 playing craps.
Tuesday 11:00 to 1:00 pm slot machines.
Tuesday 8:00 to 11:00 pm play craps.
Wednesday 14:00 to 17:00 play 2 4 Holdem poker.
Wednesday 8:00 to 11:00 pm play craps.
Your plan will change due to many influences, such as whether you win or lose during a particular session. Remember, this is simply a starting point that lets you appreciate how much money you will spend. If you do not have the discipline to do such a plan, you have a good chance of breaking apart before your vacation ends and being broken in Vegas is not fun.
Use your plan, estimate how many games money you need to bring. This estimate should be based on the table limits you plan to play. I prefer to play on craps tables with 5 minimum or less. If you play 10 tables, you must double the amount you bring.
The first step in creating your game budget is to split your playing time in 1 hour sessions. The second step is to remind you that you are going to play good, tough craps and avoid what has high casino benefits. If you play loosey goosey, you will empty your entire bankroll in just a few minutes. For minimum or smaller craps tables of 5, a rule of thumb is that I always use the 100 budget per 1 hour session. Ive found that 100 is enough to endure some cold beaches, yet small enough so my total travel time does not cost me a fortune. Using this rule of thumb, lets look at how much money you should take with you so you do not break before its time to go home. Note: I can usually play 2 4 Holdem poker and nickel slots for 100 so I cost 100 for each poker and slots session even if the session is longer than one hour.
Sunday 14:00 to 16:00 plays craps 200.
Sunday 7:00 to 10:00 Play Craps 300.
Monday 14:00 to 16:00 play craps 200.
Monday 8:00 to 10:00 play craps 200.
Tuesday 11:00 to 1:00 pm play slots 100.
Tuesday 8:00 to 11:00 pm Play Craps 300.
Wednesday 14:00 to 17:00 play 2 4 Holdem poker 100.
Wednesday 8:00 to 11:00 pm play craps 300.
Whoa, its fast For this trip, based on the frequency I plan to play and the table limits I plan to play, I have to bring at least 1,700. You may think, What do you think I need so much money just to play? Yes you do. If thats how much time you plan to play, then theres so much money you should bring. You should not assume that you will win or break evenly in an early session to maintain your game in a subsequent session. Instead, you should assume that you will lose your entire award for each session. Yes it is true. In order to determine how much money to earn for craps, you must assume that you will lose everything. This means you do not break before its time to go home.
Suppose you plan to play eight 1 hour craps sessions, and instead of bringing 800 ie 8 sessions x 100 per session 800, you only get 400. What happens if your first four sessions are ice cold and you lose everything? What are you going to do the rest of your time in Vegas? There is nothing worse than being broken in Vegas. It is not fun to walk on the strip with empty pockets. Be aware that you will never play with more than you can afford to lose. If you lose the entire game bank before its time to go home, you must always have discipline to avoid the ATM.