You have probably been accustomed to playing poker at the comfort of your own home. Probably from an online casino in Malaysia or with your friends. But, what if you decide that one day, you are going to play the game in an actual casino? What do you actually do to make that happen? Well, this article will revolve around that idea, so do read on if you want to know how.
The first thing that you need to do would be to go to an actual casino (duh). From there, you should find a poker host or manager and ask them that you want to sign up to play a game of poker.
Do not worry, there will usually be a podium in every casino where there is a list that will be put either on a monitor or from an encoded list somewhere in the room. If you are not sure where to go because it is your first time, then do not hesitate to ask the waitress for instructions (you can also ask any other casino employee as well).
Once you’re in the sign-up area, you can ask the manager if there are any games that are “open”. If there are, then ask them that you want to join in the queue.
Apart from knowing if there are available seats in the game, you also want to know what type of poker is being played. The usual poker games that are offered in casinos include Texas Hold’em, Seven-card Stud, Omaha, and many more.
You should also know that they will impose certain limits to the amount that you can bet in the game, although there are times that they will impose a ‘no-limit’ clause where you are allowed to go “all-in”.
If it is still your first rodeo, I suggest that you go to the tables where you are required to put only a small amount for your initial bet.
Get Some Chips
Once you are listed, now will be the perfect time to buy your chips while you are waiting for your name to be called. You can buy chips from the cage and you will be asked how many chips you like.
To make things easier for you, just tell the cage employee to give you $100-worth of chips. That is typically the minimum bet that you are required to place. However, if the bet is lower than that amount, you obviously have to tone down your number of chips to suit the requirement.
There are also cases where the casino will introduce a brand new game. If this is the case, you can buy the chips directly from the dealer that usually sits beside the table.
Play and Enjoy!
Once your name is called, you should tell the manager that you want to lock it up. They will then guide you to where you should go and then sit down and play the game!
At this point, you want to know the rules of the game prior to playing so that you won’t look like a complete chump. Furthermore, it is best that you polish your strategies, but do maintain good sportsmanship all throughout the game. Happy playing!