If you’ve been to Las Vegas, you’ve undoubtedly strolled through the casino floor at some very odd hours and noticed that quite a few of the closed tables have little placards placed on them that tell you about a free lesson. Maybe you’ve seen these placards, but are never out of bed in time to catch the free lesson. Maybe you think to yourself – “why would the casino give me a free lesson to beat them at their own game”? Maybe you don’t want to look like a ‘rookie’ by taking gambling lessons. In this article, we’ll cover some of the reasons casinos give the free lessons, and we’ll give some of the better places (and times) to go to catch a free lesson for yourself. If you are not a big fan of all this, then you can also try situs judi bola terpercaya which is a free online platform that you can try for all your gambling needs. 

Why would the casino give me a free lesson, don’t they want me to lose?

Of course, casinos want your money. But a casino is smart business – they know to keep you in the casino you can’t lose all the time. Otherwise, you’d stop coming back. The purpose of these lessons is actually two-fold. On one hand, they like to throw the word ‘free’ at you and make it feel like you are getting something of value for nothing – to make you feel like you are already ahead. Granted, there is value to be learned in these lessons, but you can get the same knowledge for ‘free’ at any one of several outlets (books, Internet, watching other players, etc.). Now, on the other hand, a casino knows that a customer is more likely to stay if they are having a good time and not feel like they aren’t getting their money’s worth in some way. The longer you are in their casino – the more money you put in their wallet; no ifs, and’s or buts about it. So, to keep you in longer they have no problem informing you on how to play their games – especially if they can spin it as they are ‘giving’ you something for free.

I always see the placards for free lessons, but never remember when they are. Is there a schedule?

Most casinos with table games will offer free lessons to their games at some point. However, they know that a table that is giving a lesson is not making any money. Naturally, this means that the ‘free lesson’ schedule will follow some odd hours (odd for the nightlife heavy Las Vegas schedule anyway). Most casinos have scheduled lessons in the morning – as that is by far the least busy time on a casino game floor. Most, if not all, casinos offer free lessons – so either inquire at the front or concierge desks or check the placards on the floor. The schedules are subject to change, but a few of the regular, and some with a little more convenient hours are listed below:

Excalibur (This is a very common free lesson schedule in most casinos)

Blackjack – Monday through Friday, 11 am to 1 pm

Craps – Monday through Friday, 11 am to 1 pm

Roulette – Monday through Friday, 11 am to 1 pm

Tropicana (Offers lessons on Saturday)

Multiple table game lessons available – Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 11:30 am

Stardust (Offers lessons in the afternoon to early evening)

Multiple table game lessons available – Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm

Palace Station (Offers lessons on Sunday)

Multiple table game lessons available – Sunday  amp; Monday, 8:30 am

Imperial Palace (Has an extensive free lesson schedule)

Blackjack – Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 1 pm and Friday from 9 am

Craps – Monday through Thursday, 11 am through 3 pm and Friday at 9 am

Roulette – Monday through Friday, 11 am

Mini-Baccarat – Monday through Friday, 10 am

I don’t want to look like a ‘rookie’ by going to these lessons, I consider myself a pretty good gambler. Should I go?

Unless you are a professional gambler, chances are pretty good that you will pick up a tip or two from these lessons. In general, most people that attend these lessons are fairly serious about learning the game. This forces the casino to be very open and honest when it comes to these lessons. They figure that if you are into the game enough to get a lesson on it – you may also try learning about it other ways. In that case, they wouldn’t want you to get better or conflicting information elsewhere and possibly lose their trust to a point you don’t play at their casino. Don’t confuse this though – they aren’t going to give you any advantage other than common sense. They – or anyone for that matter – can’t teach you to beat the house, which typically holds over a 2% advantage or more in any table game.

If you are in Las Vegas and you are interested in some free table lessons, this information should help out. As mentioned, almost every casino offers some sort of free lesson for their games – and if you are out and about during the times they are going on – you should definitely check them out. Remember, however, don’t put too much value into the ‘free’ label – but who knows – maybe you’ll learn how to get lucky and take down the house!

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Erik

Erik Allaire is a master poker player who has won many professional poker events, wishes to represent his country at the world level.

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