Gambling has long been a favorite pastime of mine. I hit the Chicago-area riverboats at least once a month with a group of friends, and find few things more relaxing and entertaining than playing shoe after shoe of blackjack all night long. The only thing that could make my casino trips even better is if my husband would go with me.
My husband doesn’t enjoy casino games very much, but I think it’s just because he hasn’t had enough exposure to blackjack, craps, roulette, and slots. He grew up in Japan, where they only have pachinko and horse racing, so I guess it’s understandable that he doesn’t know how to play these other games.
I’ve been trying to get my husband to share my passion for gambling, and it seems that he’s coming around little by little. I think my next step would be to get him a game of the month club membership from Executive Gaming Monthly for his birthday. This membership would make a great gift because my husband would be able to choose which games he wants featured each month, and then he’d receive the appropriate gaming packages once a month right here at home. After he gets the packages, he’ll be able to practice these casino games in the privacy of our own home until he becomes confident enough to take the action to the boats.
I’d recommend that my husband start with the blackjack package for sure, because I think every gambler worth his or her salt needs to know how to play this game well. The Player Level package comes with a 4-deck shoe, table layout, chips, and cut card, which is enough equipment to get started learning the game. I’d then urge him to select the Player Level craps package for the next month’s choice so he could learn how to play that game as well.
I’m anxious to try out this gift idea to see if it helps change my husband’s attitude towards gaming. Wish me luck!