11 Things to Avoid That Can Ruin Your Casino Trip

11 Things that can Ruin your Casino Trip
11 Things that can Ruin your Casino Trip

A trip to the casino is always to be fun. Most people gamble as a form of entertainment. It’s bad enough when you have an unlucky trip and leave with less money than you started. But that’s not the only way a casino visit goes bad. Here are 11 things to avoid that can ruin your casino trip.

Of course, the nice thing about gambling is sometimes you have a lucky day and win some money. But even this can get fouled up if you’re not cautious.

11 things that can wreck any casino trip

1 – Forgot your Wallet

Forgot your Wallet
Forgot your Wallet

You’ve been planning your trip to the casino for weeks and think you’ve planned for anything. This is what you’ve been waiting for and looking forward to. A chance to relax and try to hit a big win is there in your mind.

You walk into the front of the casino, head straight to your favourite pokie machine or table game, start pulling some money out to play, and find that you forgot to bring your cash/wallet.

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Does this sound like something like a nightmare?

It would be best if you made a list of everything you need for a trip, and cash is at the top of every list. If you forget something small, you know if you have the cash, you can pick up what you need, but if you forget the cash, the entire trip is ruined.

It might seem crazy to you if you’ve never left the house without money, but it’s so important that it’s the number one way to ruin your trip.

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2 – Missed picking up the Plane Tickets or ID

Missed picking the Plain Tickets or ID
Missed picking the Plain Tickets or ID

With how air travel is these days, you usually have to arrive at the airport hours before your flight, get pawed on and glared at by security staff, and herded like a bunch of cattle around the terminal.

Often, you hurry around trying to remember everything and get to the airport on time. This can make us forget important things.

It can be an issue if you get to the airport and find you’ve forgotten your tickets or identification. Of course, you can go to the counter of the airline you’re flying if you forget your tickets or possibly pull them up on your phone.

But the odds of getting on your flight are slim if you forget your ID. This stands a good chance of ruining your entire casino trip before it starts.

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3 – Forget to Make Hotel Reservations

Forget to Make Hotel Reservations
Forget to Make Hotel Reservations

You’ve planned your trip, made your flight, have your cash, and strolled up to the casino hotel check-in desk, only to realize you forgot to make reservations.

If you’re lucky, they have a room, but you may be denied if a convention is in town or it’s a busy weekend.

This can worsen if you’re visiting a casino isolated from the rest of the world. Many Indian casinos are by themselves, so you won’t be able to find a room for miles.

If you’re in Las Vegas or another large gambling destination, you have a much better chance of finding a room somewhere in the city, but it still is a devastating way to start your trip.

4 – Lose Too Much

 Lose Too Much
Lose Too Much

It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and gamble more than expected. You might be on a cold streak and start chasing your losses, trying to get back close to even. Or you might not be paying close attention and end up playing longer than you intended.

How it happens doesn’t matter, but losing too much can ruin your trip.

It is better you split your bankroll into equal parts for each day of the trip and never gamble more than the current day’s budget—that way, you never lose too much.

You can add whatever is left from one day to the rest of the trip or put it in your pocket to guarantee you don’t go home broke.

5 – Drink Excessively

Drink Excessively
Drink Excessively

Everyone has a different level of drinking, where it crosses the line from where everything is good and where you’ve drank too much. When you cross the line, it can ruin your entire trip.

Problems from drinking too much range from getting sick to losing more money than you budgeted to ending up in jail.

You should enjoy your casino trip, and if you enjoy drinking, you should be able to do so. But if you go overboard, it can quickly turn from enjoyment to misery. Plan and ensure you know where your line is so you can stop before reaching it.

6 – Missed Your Strategy Cards

Missed Your Strategy Cards
Missed Your Strategy Cards

Using the best possible strategy is important for playing video poker or blackjack. When you use the proper strategy, it lowers the percentage of every dollar you wager that the casino keeps.

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This helps strengthen your bankroll to last longer and gives you the best chance to have a winning day.

While some people have the best strategy memorized, it’s easier to use a strategy card to help you with tough decisions. If you forget to bring your strategy cards, it can be difficult to remember all the best ways to play.

The good news is many casino gift shops sell strategy cards, so if you forget to bring yours, stop in to see if they have what you need.

The other option is to find a chart online and print it out if the hotel has a printer you can use.

7 – Forget to Make Dinner Reservations

Forget to Make Dinner Reservations
Forget to Make Dinner Reservations

This might not ruin your entire casino trip, but I almost had a trip ruined once.

Often, the restaurant at the casino where you stay might need reservations. Thus, it may ruin your trip as you must go out for food.

Often, you may get last-minute reservations where you stay at the hotel attached to the casino, saving my hide.

This is another thing to ensure you’ve checked your list before heading to the casino.

8 – Fall Ill

Fall Ill
Fall Ill

Getting sick is never good, but it’s even worse when you get sick on vacation.

Of course, you never plan to get sick, but you can take a few steps to help improve your odds before heading to the casino. Ensure you’ve been drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated, and try eating as healthy as possible before your trip.

Keep washing your hands often, and don’t touch your eyes. Rubbing your eyes with dirty hands is one of the worst things you can do. This is like a direct route for germs to get into your system.

It’s also a good idea to pack some of the normal medicine you keep around the house, like painkillers, something for an upset stomach.

9 – Forget Your Player’s Club Card

Forget Your Player’s Club Card
Forget Your Player’s Club Card

Every time you play a casino game, you can earn comps if you’re a player or pokie club member. But you won’t get credit for your play if you don’t have your card.

If you forget your card, stop at the club headquarters in the casino and see if they can provide you with a replacement.

10 – Get Kicked Out Of the Casino

Get Kicked Out Of the Casino
Get Kicked Out Of the Casino

When dealing with people, there’s a small chance things can go wrong.

When you add the emotional drive that sometimes comes with winning and losing while gambling, things can get heated.

Keep your emotions in check, especially when dealing with casino personnel, because getting kicked out of the casino can quickly ruin your trip.

11 – Take the Wrong Companion

Take the Wrong Companion
Take the Wrong Companion

It turned into a nightmare and can ruin your trip if you get the wrong company.

It’s fun to gamble with people you know, but taking someone on a trip you haven’t known for a long time may be bad.

If the situation arises, the best bet may be to plan to meet up with them on the spot but keep all your travel plans, flights, and rooms separate.


The next time you plan a trip to the casino, start by making a thorough checklist of everything you need to take and do before leaving. Check your list often so you can make sure to avoid the above 11 things that ruin any casino trip.

The one thing to remember is if you have enough cash and credit, you can pick up or replace many things once you get there. So, put the money at the top of the list.

Mamta Sharma

Mamta is a spirited writer hailing from Wellington, bringing a youthful zest to the world of digital content. Merging her love for narrative with an eye for detail, Ella crafts stories that resonate and engage the modern reader.