Casino Style & Manners For The First Time Gambler


Going to a casino for the first time can be a stressful experience – there’s lots to remember and you may also have concerns about how to look and act.

Having the right style and manner at a casino can be the difference between having a great time and a horrible experience.

In this article, I give you four foolproof tips that will make sure your first visit to a casino has the best chance of being an enjoyable one.

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Confidence means knowing the games

It doesn’t matter how good you look, if you’re not feeling on top then it’ll dilute your style – to drag out a tired cliche, it’s not what you wear, it's how you wear it. Feeling confident is the first step to looking good in a casino and there’s a simple trick to help – learn the games you’re going to play inside out.  

Before you set foot in a casino, decide what games you’re going to play. Then read or watch some guides that explain the rules of the games you’ve picked. You can then test out your skills at a world-class online casino – this is a great approach because it takes away the prying eyes of fellow players, making it less stressful and helping to build up your confidence. 

Keep the chatter to a minimum

Speaking from experience, chatter is a tricky one for first-time casino gamblers – you don’t want to be rude to people, but it can be distracting (which might be the tactic of the person chatting to you). My simple advice is this – keep the chatter to a minimum. By this I mean be polite and don’t ignore people, but by the same token don’t initiate conversations.

Dress the part (that you want to play)

While you should always wear the suit and not the other way around, it does help your style points if you pick the right clothes. However, that doesn’t mean picking the slickest suit around. When you head to a casino you should dress the part that you want to play.

There are a number of roles you might want to play while visiting a casino. For example, you might want to be the stylish high-roller – if this is the case then a finely tailored suit will do the trick. However, you may just want to slip into the background – if this is you, then jeans and t-shirt are fine. You may even want to distract your fellow gamblers – if this is your game then pick brightly coloured and garish gear.   

Don’t use any gamesmanship

Sports fans will know the idea of gamesmanship – it’s gaining an unfair advantage that’s not against the rules, but is contrary to the spirit of the game. Gamesmanship exists in casino games, with poker, in particular, being ripe for this – angle shooting is the technical term. If you want to stay within proper casino manners then NEVER use gamesmanship. Not only is it frowned upon, but it could get you kicked out of the casino.


While this isn’t an exhaustive list of style and manner tips for your first casino visit, it covers the key points. So, when you do head to a casino, make sure you’re prepared, wearing the clothes you want, prepared for polite conversation, and don’t even consider angle shooting!

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