Some people would have you believe that there is a right time and a wrong time to gamble. While this certainly rings true when playing poker, does it hold true for playing at a casino?
Well, at a live casino, does it make a difference at what time you turn up?
Since the advent of 24 hour gambling, what time you turn up to a casino shouldn’t really be a problem. Yes, some people might think the slots are looser in the evenings or between 9am and 12pm, but, in truth, that’s a lot of nonsense. The slots machines are set to pay out based on play, not by the date and time being specific. Seriously, if they were designed to pay out on a specific day and time more than any other time, I think you would have a lot of people telling their family to be at a certain casino at a certain time.
No, the best time to play at a live casino is the time that suits you the best. Want to know why casinos are busier in evenings? Because it is convenient for the most people. Sure, I’ve been into a casino first thing in the morning, I’ve been in casinos in the afternoon and I’ve even done the 24 hour thing, but my favorite time is when a casino is starting to have an atmosphere and I can still play at the tables in comfort and without the huge amount of drunks that frequent a casino as the night goes on.
But again, all that is personal preference. If you like to be around lots and lots of boisterous drunks, go later in the night. If you want to be around people who haven’t slept and, most probably, not showered that day, you go in the morning. And if you like being around sober people in a nice, restrained atmosphere, go in the afternoon.
It’s simple. You go when you want to; it makes no difference to the chances of hitting the big bucks. That being said, I do like to go when my favorite croupiers and dealers are working. Not that I examine their shift patterns, but I like to go when I know there are friendly people working, because it enhances my time there and puts a smile on my face. That, at the end of the day, is why I go to a live casino. Well, to win money, too, but I find that’s easier when I’m enjoying myself, as I can think more clearly and make the right decisions and wagers.
However, I do also like to hit the casinos when I know there’s a good buffet on and you can’t beat some of the breakfast buffets in Vegas. The same applies to lunch and dinner, to be fair!
So, at the end of the day, it does matter when you go to a casino, but in terms of changing your chances of winning, there is no difference in what time you go at. The only difference will be the overall experience you have and how good the buffet is.
Of course, sometimes it’s not possible to get to a casino at the time that suits you, which is why I love online casinos and it’s why I spend more time playing at them that I do at live casinos. I’ll load up Bovada and fire up the craps table there, just because it’s a lot more fun doing it at a time convenient to me. Plus, I miss the traffic. The only thing that Bovada can’t compete with is the breakfast buffet. So, I’ll sit playing craps while eating my Frosties instead of wolfing down all sorts of amazing breakfast products. But hey, it’s a tiny sacrifice to gamble at my convenience at Bovada.
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