It's an excellent idea to visit a session of gambling classes at a casino to learn the rules and basic strategies, before venturing to the tables to play for real stakes. Players who know the rules have a chance at winning; those who don't usually lose their money quickly. Instructors make gaming classes fun, as well as informative, by adding a dose of humor. Most casinos don't require any advance sign-up for any of these classes. Just show up. Classes are usually offered in craps, blackjack, roulette, Pai Gow Poker, baccarat, Caribbean stud poker and other games.