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Before you Press Auto-Play at an Online Casino

Avoid Auto-play

The modern world is full of fast paced solutions which promise to save you time and money by getting things done quicker, and while sometimes they do, but getting things done at a fast pace shouldn’t always be your end goal, especially when it comes to online gambling.

When you sit down at your PC for some online casino fun, it should be a time to unwind and enjoy yourself at a leisurely pace and while it’s very tempting to fall into the trap of speeding up the slots spins or bets at the table, it can do some serious damage to your bank roll.

For obvious reasons casinos will try to encourage to you play faster and by doing so play a great deal more than you originally intended.  One clever way of doing this is by adding the “auto play” button on every machine and table, as well as the various multi-reel/spin and multi-hand table and video poker games. While video poker odds of winning increase with the number of hands played, other games like Roulette and Craps when played online, are speeded up exponentially thus increasing the wagering amounts in a given time frame.  This means find yourself happily blowing through your bank roll in minutes and then feeling cheated because you didn’t get as much enjoyment out of it all as you’d hoped.

If like me you find that patience is in short supply and it’s very difficult to slow down, it is possible to manually change the game play speed in your account settings (bet you didn’t know that!).

Also, avoid the “auto-spin” and “auto-play” functions like the plague.  Not only will they eat your money quickly, but will eliminate the enjoyment of controlling the game or applying skill at the tables, and also of waiting in anticipation to see if the next spin or hand will be the one you’ve been waiting for.

So repeat the mantra “I will not auto-play” because it’s really one quick, convenient option that may save you time but definitely won’t save you money.