Leave the big notes at home!

Author: Mannie Warren | In category: Games

You work really hard for your money. What you spend your money on is your business, for the most part. If you have children, a spouse, or other family members who are depending on you to help take care of them, then it’s likely that you have more of an incentive to watch how you spend your money than those who don't have any of those responsibilities. If you want to spend your entire pay check on online pokies, that's completely up to you. Although it may not be the smartest thing to do.

More often than not, people are caught between the desire to have a good time while taking a risk that they can win a life-changing amount of money and taking care of their responsibilities. If you're caught up in this torment, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. No matter what your personal financial situation is like. Many believe that the size of the note that you put into a machine has a direct effect on how much you spend. Whether that's true or not, lies in the type of person you are.

More Convenient Spending

Higher notes, such as $50 notes are often more convenient in many ways. They take up less room in your wallet and you don't have to feed money into the pokies as often like you do the smaller notes. On the other hand, it is definitely a lot easier to spend the money quicker in the machine, because it is already there. This might sound like a very small and insignificant detail, but it is those very details that can mean the difference between you going home broke, and you going home feeling as if you had a good time.

Fewer Bills to Count

There could be some relation to how you mentally feel when you open your wallet and see that you have higher denomination notes, than you would if you have the smaller denominations. When you open your wallet, your mind thinks that you have less money because you have fewer notes. Some would argue that you would be a little bit more careful with how you spend those notes, or how quickly you feed them into the machine.

If you change in your higher notes for smaller ones, you could also run into a little bit of a mind game per se. When you open your wallet and see a lot of smaller dollar notes, you could become careless because your mind sees a higher number even though what's actually there is less money.

Strength of the Mind

When you put a $50 notes into a machine, it doesn't mean that you have to spend the entire amount. Unfortunately, many casino operators know that once the note is a machine, there is a pretty good chance that you will spend it all. This is why there are many people who would prefer that the machines be set to not accept the higher notes, and only accept the smaller ones instead.

No matter what size the note you put into the machine, know that you can hit the cash out button at any time, take the ticket to the cash dispensing machine or to the cashier, then take your money and go home. It is important to keep in mind that just because the note is in the machine, it doesn't mean you have to play it all.

No Choice Online

If you're the type that would rather play in the comfort of your own home, you probably go online a lot because there are some amazing sites and games to choose from. However, the majority of the time, you don't get the opportunity to choose the size of note you want to play. The money that you deposited into your account is what's available for you to play, any time you wish.

This is why it is probably more important to pay attention, and complete attention, to the amount of money you are spending on the pokies online. Again, this is a situation where you are in control. If you've got a nagging feeling that it's time to stop, and it probably is. However, double check any feeling that tells you “keep going, it's just a game, and the money is already in the account anyway, so you might as will spend it”. This is a scary situation to get yourself into, if you want to play and have fun. Fun can quickly turn into a sad situation. If you don't keep everything in perspective.

The answer to whether or not there is a true relationship between the size of notes you place in the pokies and gambling habits is really up to each individual player. Sure, it does seem like a trick by the casinos to get you to spend more money by offering larger notes, but you don't have to play with that much money at one time, if you don't want to. It's no skin off the casino owners back, if you don't, simply play the way you want to.

Taking the time to find out some reviews about the casino you’re considering, whether online or offline can help in this situation. If you’re looking at spending less money while having the best time, then do your homework before you insert any size note into any machine. Remember to enjoy the games, instead of trying to beat the machine. You can’t beat the machine, because it’s random, but you can learn to save more of your money during your playing sessions so that you don’t have guilt, sadness, or an empty bank account.