So you’ve watched the movie, played the games with your friends at home, passed the big flashy neon signs in your town and now you feel it is finally time to take the plunge and go to a casino. But no amount of playing online games or watching films can prepare you for the real deal. Casino gambling is fast and tough with the house guaranteed to win every time, unless you learn when to stop gambling and cash out. Everything about casinos has been designed to keep you in the building, keep you gambling, lower your inhibitions and give you every possible opportunity to part with your cash. So you need to be prepared.Learn the GamesIf you don’t have the luxury of a casino guide to walk you from game to game, you may not be 100% clear on the way to play each and every game. Games like poker and blackjack may be fairly familiar to you but roulette and craps are often less accessible outside an actual casino. What you should do is just stand and watch people playing for a while. You will learn what each square on the table represents and what you are really staking your cash on each time. You can of course buy books in advance or watch YouTube videos to show you how to play too or some large casinos even hold free classes.Stay SoberYou may find that the booze in casinos flows really rather fast and loose. This is of course a tactic of the house to get people to forget how much they are betting and loose heavily to the house. This is the place where staying sober is a must, especially if you are a beginner. You don’t want to start thinking you’re in a movie and you’re going to have some miraculous luck on the craps table.The only truly safe way of gambling really, is away from the casino using a matched betting system and the many free bets that online bookmakers currently offer on a daily basis. This system, when you learn how to do it, allows you to slowly but surely build up small wins and eventually bigger wins into some significant cash.Casinos can be a lot of fun but never forget that no one is on your side. Start with a budget that you stick to and above all, never risk betting more than you can afford to lose.