If you do not frequent casinos very often – and they could be online casinos or brick and mortar ones – then you may not be sure what your actual betting comfort zone is. Those people who do frequent casinos on a regular basis and do not have a gambling problem, do understand the level they can play at. Regardless of what level you may be at, it’s advisable to establish a comfort zone as soon as possible and with it a betting bankroll that is separate from all of your other money.
The best way to determine what this comfort zone is is to pay attention to your body and how it is reacting when you go to a casino and get ready to place a bet. The best place to be for most people is where your adrenaline is up a bit making your heart beat a little faster but not to the point where you are sweating. You want to place the bet and you’re not worried about possibly blowing a few bucks that you could’ve used elsewhere.
There are two types of casual gamblers. The first type is the thrill seeker. These are the people who make the stupidly high bets and who keep score based on the money they are spending – and possibly winning. They find the action the real stimulus of the game. The other type of gambler is the conservationist. These are the ones who want to let their hair down and live on the edge, but they are a bit scared of making the bigger bet. You want your comfort zone to be in between these two types of players. That way you can go up to the table comfortably, make a nice wager and hopefully walk away with a little more money that you showed up with.
If your comfort zone also falls in the realm of a lower limit game because you are limited on your own cash or the high limit games frankly scare you, then you go right ahead and play them. Where you play and for how much is your personal preference, and its better to follow your own instincts and not let another player cajole you into making a bet you are not comfortable with. If you must, set a limit of how much money you are going to gamble with at a specific time win or lose. Once you have gambled that much – or sooner if you wish – walk away and know that you are well within your comfort zone and can go on to have a good time without worrying about the money you gambled with.