You don’t have to leave your home to gamble in Canada. Even if you live in a province where the local lottery corporation doesn’t operate an online casino, you can choose one of the many options listed by Gambling Insider – they are legitimate, regulated, and safe companies with a large game variety, enough for hours upon hours of entertainment on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
A casino, in turn, is not just a collection of games. It is a traditional place of entertainment and social interaction, a temple to fun and fortune if you please. Casinos have their own distinguished atmosphere and can be a part of an exciting outing – maybe even a fruitful one. Here are a few tips on how to make your night out gambling a memorable one.
Do your homework
There are more than 100 brick-and-mortar casinos across Canada, many of them high-profile, flashy, worthy rivals to the biggest resorts in Las Vegas and beyond. As such, they share many of their amenities and rules with them – rules that you should always check out before heading out.
Before your night out to a casino, make sure to check whether it has any charitable or invitation-only events scheduled (obviously, you can’t attend them during these) and the dress code you are expected to adhere to.
What to wear
Even if there are no specific requirements – some events may require a black-tie attire – listed on the casino’s website, you should dress up when heading out for a night of gambling. For men, a casual, smart casual, perhaps even business casual attire would be the best choice – in many places, you will fit right in wearing a pair of jeans (not the ripped type, mind you, and no shorts) with dress shoes (no running shoes, no sandals, no flip-flops) and a polo shirt or a T-shirt will do. For women, the requirements are usually not this strict – anything tasteful will do as long as it adheres to the rules above.
Eating and drinking
Casino resorts routinely come with their restaurants and bars so you can take care of eating, drinking, and gambling in one shot. Go easy on the drinks, though, if you want to visit the gambling floors – alcohol tends to impair one’s judgment so it’s better not mixed with casino games.
Once again, do your homework – you should have at least a basic knowledge of the available games’ rules before sitting down at the table. It is perfectly OK to cheer when you win but don’t be a sore loser – cussing when losing is a habit frowned upon not only by the personnel but the patrons, too. Oh, and make sure to tip your dealers whenever you win – they do their best to make your evening great, and it’s not their fault if you lose.
Otherwise, there is only one thing you should keep in mind when heading out for a night of gambling: have fun.