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How Can I Get Better at the Games of Skill?

There are two kinds of online games: the games of chance and the games of skill.  Each type is a great way to be entertained after a long day at the office or at any time you want to get outside your daily routine.   There are many gamers who prefer games of chance and there are many who prefer games of skill.  Each type of game has its place in a varied spectrum of online casino gaming.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Here at Intertops Casino, we feel that every player should find his or her niche yet we also feel that it helps to go outside your niche at times and experience the other type of game.  Slots players should play blackjack once in a while and blackjack players should play slots once in a while.

Of course, we know that there are other games of skill other than blackjack and other games of chance other than slots.  You understood the idea, we’re sure!

There is, of course, one big difference between the games of skill and the games of chance.  That is, in the games of chance, all you want is to play and be entertained while in the games of skill you want to get better all the time.  So, we will devote the rest of this article to giving you some tips on how to get better at the online casino games of skill.

Great Life Hacks

You will surely see that the best tips for getting better at online casino games of skill are also great life hacks for getting better at a lot of things.

Balance Your Efforts

In the West, we don’t have the same sense of balance that people in the East have.  It is important to balance your development in casino gaming as well as in your everyday lives.

One important balance is between being patient and being impatient.  It takes time to get really good at video poker or Caribbean Hold’em.  We need to cultivate patience in order to allow time to serve us in our efforts to get better.  However, it is also important to allow for some impatience to creep in to our learning process.  Without that healthy impatience, we become complacent.  We think that we are as good at blackjack as we can get. 

In sports, we hear often about a championship team that became complacent and never regained the edge they had when they were the champions of their sports.  In 2017, 2018, and now in 2019, that can be fairly said about the Chicago Cubs baseball team after they sky-rocketed to the top in 2016 and have pretty much crash-and-burned since then.

Complacency can always creep into any creative endeavor.  For a game provider, complacency means coming out with unimaginative games instead of coming out with great new games every month.  The people at our game provider, Real Time Gaming, never let themselves say that they have accomplished every creative idea.  Instead, they push themselves every month to come up with another outstanding creative idea!

In gaming terms, we always recommend that players play in free play mode as an inexpensive method of practicing a game of skill.  Then go for real money wins when they know the ins and outs of the game.

When to Go All In and When to Play it Safe

This piece of advice has many different permutations.  You have to know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em.  You have to know when to think big and when to think small.

In every sport and in every game, there are teams and players who try to do too much.  This is a prescription for ultimately accomplishing too little.

When you are getting better at a game of skill, you need to savor your development.  You need to understand that you won’t be as good as you want to be as quickly as you want.  Savoring small incremental improvements is a very important mental process.

On the other hand, we can’t say that our progress is finished.  So, while we often have to think small and enjoy our progress, we also have to think big and recognize that we still have a long way to go.

Coaches are the perfect example of this balance.  A coach who wins a championship will savor the win.  His or her city will have a great victory parade and then the coach will begin working on next year because there is a lot of work yet to do!

Balance Your Emotions

Even if we are the best players at our chosen casino game, we can’t win every hand.  Some players get so emotionally wrapped up in difficult losses that they throw good money after bad. 

Knowing that you can’t win every time will help you push away from the casino when luck is simply not a lady tonight and go do something else.  Exercise is a great antidote to a difficult gaming session.  After you do some heavy exercising, you’ll feel so good that you won’t worry anymore about the hard losses.

After all, there will always be another time to show how good you are at video poker.

Online casino gaming is supposed to calm the nerves.  So, when you feel even the slightest movement toward tilt, we suggest that you go out and do something else that you find fun.

Learn the Rules

Every game of skill has variations.  It is very important to know the rules of every variation you want to play.  It is equally important to realize that while you may be excellent at one variation, you might need more practice at another variation in order to get really good at it.

Once again, we offer unlimited free play for this purpose: getting good enough at a game of skill that you feel confident enough to play it for real money.

Great Skill Brings About Great Happiness

Many people already know that even some skill gives great feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction.  The games of skill we offer at Intertops Casino Red can help you develop that sense of self-accomplishment.