I must caution everyone not to take every piece of gambling information you read on the Internet as “gospel.” That goes especially for gambling forums, where sometimes people post information about video poker games, or promotions, or casino policies that turns out to be erroneous. These are usually inadvertent mistakes: A poster doesn’t do a thorough scouting job. Or, a casino employee gives out incorrect or incomplete details. Or, a casino makes a sudden mid-stream change.
This problem even exists in the “Comments” right here on my blog. I try to keep a light touch on the comment monitoring and I rarely choose to not “Approve” a comment so it won’t be available for the public to read. (I even try to restrain the English teacher in me, but sometimes I might correct a misspelling or punctuation error!)
However, sometimes I allow some “rants and raves” to go public even though they might be generalized simplifications of complex situations and not entirely accurate in the smaller details. I understand many of you are disappointed …even extremely frustrated about the decline of good video poker games and you just want to vent this frustration. I too have seen many of my favorite plays disappear over the last few years. But I don’t want readers to give up just because someone might have said that there are no good plays left, that it is no longer possible to be a “frugal gambler.”
First remember – there are many kinds of “frugal gamblers,” a group that contains players who have a very wide range of goals. Yes, it is getting harder for those of us who are determined to always find a monetary advantage. But there are many of us still plugging away at this. Some are learning new games. Some are changing denominations. Some are traveling out of their home area. Many more these days are scouring the database at vpFREE2.com. Most are chasing more good promotions. Everyone is having to be more flexible – in their selection of casinos, their choice of games, their scheduling of playtimes, their monetary expectations.
But many others, actually most “frugal gamblers” I would guess, have more modest goals. They want to get the best value for their money in a casino, enjoying this entertainment option for as little expense as they can. And there are still many many frugal ways to cut these expenses – and I expect that you will be able to continue to always find them in the future. One reader gave this example: Thanks for the info [in “Senior Discounts]. If we seniors save on other things, we have a little more money to spend in the casinos. I love checking out the “Senior Days” at the casinos on my yearly trip to Las Vegas.
Knowledge continues to give power. The diligent “frugal gambler” will always find ways to stretch their gambling bankroll.