Have you ever wanted to gamble but didn’t have a lot of extra money to gamble with? Of course, it’s nice to have $ 100’s to gamble with, but you can still have a good time gambling with a smaller bankroll.
In this post, you will learn about seven ways you can gamble that don’t cost a lot of money. And you’re not going to have to play games with a huge house edge just because you don’t have a lot of money.
The list of seven ways to gamble in this post includes ways to gamble alone, gamble with friends, and gamble in a casino.
1 – Learn How to Pitch
You might be thinking about learning how to throw a baseball or how to set up a tent when you read the word pitch. While both of these skills might be useful in some situations, neither have anything to do with gambling.
What I’m talking about is learning how to pitch quarters. Pitching quarters is a simple gambling game that’s been around for as long as I can remember.
You and at least one other person pull the quarters out of your pocket and take turns pitching or throwing them against a wall. You set a line where each person has to stand when they throw, and after everyone pitches their quarters, the person who threw the quarter that ends up closest to the wall wins all of the quarters thrown on the round.
You’re not going to get rich pitching quarters, but you’re also not going to be in danger of losing too much money. So even if you’re not great at getting your quarter close to the wall, you’re going to win every once in a while.
Grab a few quarters, find a wall, and start practicing pitching quarters. Then all you have to do is find someone willing to risk a few quarters to play against.
2 – Bet on a Game with a Friend
I like watching sporting events, and it’s fun to watch games with friends and family. But, it can be even more fun when you place a small bet on a game with a friend or family member.
You can bet on any game, as long as you can find someone willing to bet with you. But I prefer to bet on a game that we’re going to watch. When you bet on a game you’re watching together, you have an extra interest in the contest’s outcome, which adds another layer of fun to the game.
The other great thing about betting on a game with a friend is you can bet any amount of money you want. I’ve bet $1 and $5 on a game many times with a friend, and I still enjoy the game more than watching the game without making a bet.
The point is that you don’t have to bet so much money that either bettor is uncomfortable to add more excitement to a game. And there are plenty of games played every week, so you have plenty of opportunities to place a small wager and watch a game with a friend.
3 – Quarter Slots with a Jackpot
You have to be careful when you play slot machines if you need to watch your budget. Even when you’re only betting a quarter on each spin, you can end up risking over $100 every hour. And slot machines usually have a bad house edge when compared to other games in the casino.
But you have complete control over how much you risk playing slots. The reason why most slots players end p losing too much money is because they play too fast. But no rule says you have to play 500 spins every hour when you play slots. You can take your time and play 100 spins every hour or even 50 spins every hour.
My favorite way to play slots is finding a machine that costs a quarter to play and has a jackpot. I know that the odds are against me hitting the jackpot, but I also know that I have a chance to get lucky.
When I find a quarter machine with a jackpot, I put $20 in the machine and play until I run out of money or get lucky and win an amount worth cashing out. I take my time between spins so I can play as long as possible.
4 – Play Poker for Pennies
You usually need more than two people to play poker, but if you can get a group of family and friends together, you can have some fun playing. And you don’t have to play for high stakes to have a good time playing poker.
I’ve played for stakes as low as a penny per chip and had a great time. The main thing you want to do is set the stakes at a low enough level that everyone playing can have a good time without worrying about losing too much money.
Another simple way to play poker for low stakes is having a tournament. Everyone by sin for $5 or $10 and receives the same number of chips. You play until only one player is left, and they win all of the money. Or the winner gets 75%, and the second-place player gets 25%.
5 – Use the Martingale Playing Online Roulette
I have to warn you that playing online roulette using the Martingale system is the most dangerous gambling method listed in this post. But it’s also a way to gamble and win most of the time you play.
You have to use this method online because online is the only place you can find $1 bet limits. You need a low bet limit, so you don’t risk too much money.
The Martingale system is betting on an even-money wager and doubling your bet after you lose. When you win, you go back to betting the minimum amount. This means if you bet $1 and lose, you bet $2 on the next spin if you lose the $2 bet, you bet $4 on the next spin.
You win $1 plus enough to make up for your previous losses when you win a spin. You keep making $1 on each series of spins until you lose several spins in a row and run out of money.
If you start with $50, you can bet $1, $2, $4, $8, and $16 before you have to stop playing. You don’t lose five spins in a row often, so you usually win. If you start with $100, you can make even more bets before you run out of money.
6 – Buy a Mega Millions or PowerBall Lottery Ticket
Your odds of winning the lottery are so small that you’re better off never buying a ticket. But a Mega Millions or PowerBall ticket is the cheapest way to gamble and have a chance to win millions.
You can pick up a lottery ticket for $2 in most gas stations and in some bars. After you buy a ticket, you can do everything else in your life and forget about the ticket until it’s time to see if you win when the numbers are drawn.
The nice thing about a lottery ticket is that even if you don’t win, you can get quite a bit of entertainment from just thinking about what you’re going to do if you win. Daydreaming about being rich can be a lot of fun.
7 – Use a Simple Blackjack Counting System
Using a simple blackjack counting system is the hardest thing to do in this post. But when you use a counting system, you’re not risking much money because you can win more than you lose in the long run.
Even if you’re not perfect when you use a simple counting system, you’re going to be able to break even over time. But you do need a larger bankroll to count cards with than doing any of the other things listed in this post.
I recommend using the ace five counting system, which you can learn how to use in just a few minutes. Of course, eventually, you can learn a better counting system, but the ace five is the best place to start.
Gambling can be fun, but a good time can quickly become bad if you lose too much money. Fortunately, you don’t have to risk too much money to have a good time gambling.
If you can find a friend who’s willing to risk a few dollars, you can gamble for cheap. You can bet on a sporting event or pitch quarters. And if you can find a group of friends, you can play a low-stakes poker game or tournament.
Casinos can also offer an opportunity to gamble without too much risk if you know what you’re doing. And you can buy a lottery