So, you’re sick of the bar scene and don’t like to travel to the casino, but you want to have some fun and play slots from your iPhone. Going out can be a costly endeavor, especially if you take into account the cost of driving to where you want to go and paying for expensive drinks at a bar or casino. Why not stay at home and chill out and play some iphone slots? The latest fad is to simply open up your iphone and start gaming.
While gambling is certainly not frugal in itself, if you consider the cost associated with actually taking a trip to the casino, it may just be a frugal alternative to stay home and game from your phone, if you were going to gamble anyway that is. The key is, “know when to stop, before you start.” Below are some valuable tips to help you gamble for entertainment, rather than get yourself in trouble and waste a bunch of money.
- Set a limit on how much you can comfortably lose before you gamble.
- Don’t gamble if you have a problem.
- Set a limit as to when you will stop (for example, if you double your winnings, stop)
- Look at gambling as entertainment, expect to lose not win
- Educate yourself on the odds of winning a particular game, play the best odds
While the above guidelines will certainly help you gamble in a controlled environment, don’t be an idiot, if you don’t have money to waste, don’t gamble!
There are tons of other free things you can do, like visit local parks or trails and take a hike. Hang out with friends and play cards. Have a movie night, many libraries have numerous free rentals, even free video games. The bottom line is, have your finances in order before you consider wasting money you can’t waste. More importantly, if you have a gambling problem, get help. There are numerous support groups and agencies and many countries have the ability for you to ban yourself from any and or all casinos for your own protection.