Hotel is a massively multiplayer online game where players create
avatars to visit various hotel rooms, participate in activities, and personalize
their own page. To the typical Habbo player, it can be daunting to see how wealthy
some of the elite players are. It is clear that the richest of the rich on Habbo
did not attain their wealth from buying coins, considering that spending $100 on
coins will get you only 10 gold bars.
This how-to guide will give you the tools needed to become rich on Habbo Hotel. This path is by no means quick and easy, so do not expect instant results.
Things You Will NeedAll you'll need is a computer with a working Internet connection. I'm guessing you have one of those.
Realize that the Habbo
economy is dominated by gambling.
Wealth is localized in Habbo in quite a regular fashion. It begins with a new
player deciding to buy coins. (The Habbo Club sofa used to be the common unit of exchange in the market. However, with the birth of the marketplace, coins are now typically used.)
These coins will be traded among
various Habbos until one of them ultimately decides to
gamble them. In most cases, the casino wins when gambling. If these coins are wagered enough times, the casino will eventually own all of them. Thus, the split between rich and poor grows.
Select a good username.
Many Habbos try to get bets in casinos, but fail to do so and wonder why. Gamblers
with experience inherently trust more aged users, and an indicator of age is the
uniqueness of a username. For example, I would be more apt to bet someone named
Blue than XxSweetie_012xX. Whip out a dictionary and look up some words that have
not been taken yet. There's bound to be something.
Get your first month of
Habbo Hotel is dominated by teenagers, and teenagers are superficial. This translates into the pixel world. You're going to need Habbo Club to appear presentable and to be taken seriously by the community (no one likes being called a bacon). If you'd like to get this right away, simply buy a few coins (you could get 20 via text message for $4), or, if you're a die-hard for not spending any money, play games and make friends, get some normal furni, and sell them for coins (described in-depth in step 5). Here are some tips for Habbo Club members:
Do not overdress. A myriad of bling and headdresses is bound to scare
patrons away from your booth.
Do not wear badges except the one for the casino's dealer group.
Doing this will also get you your first HC gift.
DO NOT BET YOUR FREE HC
Betting in Habbo is typically a no-no. In addition to most games and their
conditions leading the dealer to an advantage, you will likely get scammed,
reducing your total payback even more. (See my page for details on dealer advantage.) But, in order to get a good start on your dealing (as we will discuss later), you will probably want to start with 50 coins (known as a "gb" for gold bar).
DO mooch more furni and
coins and trade up
How I got my starting capital (several times, mind you) was by making rich friends
and getting gifts from them. Sometimes these gifts would be rares (right on!),
but typically I got various norms. The trick is to open a coin shop and sell LOW.
You're not looking to make big money here; just enough to get started with your
gambling enterprise. Save up your coins until you have enough to buy rights PLUS about 50 coins to start dealing.
I also recommend playing the many games that are hosted, but never pay the owner furni. It's best to expect that the owner is a scammer, and you can't get scammed if you don't give him or her anything.
Check bobbavalues.com if you need a price check on a rare you come across.
Buy rights from a popular
Your money will simply not be well spent unless you buy rights from a popular
casino. It's ok to shop around for a good deal on rights, but don't suffice for a
middle-of-the-list casino. You need rights in a casino that is regularly on the top
of the list.
Deal ONLY games that are, eventually,
guaranteed to make you rich.
Poker and multi have a 0% dealer advantage, and are thus horrible games to deal. In
order to grow your wealth, you need to play games with a dealer advantage, such as 6, 13, 21, and pick-a-number. The
dealer advantage is defined as the percent profit the dealer makes on each bet. For
instance, in a game with 10% dealer advantage, for every 10 coins bet, the dealer
can expect to profit 1 coin. The approximate dealer advantage of each game,
determined by simulation, is found here, the higher the better.
Bear in mind that the dealer advantage is over the long run. There will be plenty
of winning/losing streaks along the way, and your total bankroll over time will be
a rollercoaster. Thus, it is important to apportion bets appropriately to allow for
this long-term growth, as discussed in the next step.
Bet big = FAIL
According to The Wizard of Odds, the amount you should optimally be dealing for each hand is determined by the Kelly criterion. This formula was made to show gamblers (if the odds are in their favor) how much they should bet for maximum growth with minimum risk. I have posted
a Kelly calculator for Habbo games here. Dealing over the Kelly bet will make you more likely to lose it all without any added benefit. Although dealing under the Kelly bet will slow your
growth, it is certainly better to deal under than over.
Thus, you should regularly check your bankroll and see what the optimal Kelly bet
is, and try to get bets that are that big. If you can't, let the Kelly amount be
your booth's maximum bet.
Grow your friend network
It is important not to coop yourself up in the casino the whole time as you are
trying to gain profit. Using Habbo Hotel as a friend-making service (as it was
intended) is one of the most profitable moves you can make as a dealer. Doing so
will grow your reputation and give you more people to bet. You may get discounts
(or even free) rights other casinos. Getting to know others on Habbo is essential
to making coins.
Good places to find
friends are in various games and reality shows. Many people
attend these have a decent reputation on the hotel and many friends. Getting to
know them can lead to them betting you, or at least filling a casino you deal in
and making you appear friendly and approachable.
With all these techniques, you should
see a steady growth of your purse. As you get
rich enough, consider the prospect of opening your own casino! You can sell rights
and establish yourself more formally as a well-known dealer on Habbo Hotel.
Remember to deal responsibly. As your reputation grows, it may be tempting to do
super rare bets that you cannot afford. Never bet higher than the Kelly criterion
would have you, and remember to put all that furni you earn to good use!
Tips & Warnings
As a dealer, it's important not to offer deals that are so large they take away your dealers' advantage. If a player claims to lose all their furni, I recommend giving them one of their bets back. This will give you a positive reputation, and they'll likely bet it again and lose it anyway.