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How To Win At The Casino - A Trusted Gambling Strategy

Jan 18, 2008
As Jane Austen said, 'it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, will lose it all at the casino unless he knows what he's doing.'

And if she didn't, she should have.

To go further, it is a truth universally acknowledged that casinos stay in business because gamblers don't know when they're beaten.

The best way to win at the casino? It's the only way - know when to stop.

If you're going to gamble, you have to accept the inescapable fact that in the long run the casinos always win.

So why do I - and countless millions - still gamble? Because in the short term the casinos can sometimes lose.

The key to successful gambling is knowing when to stop - whether you're winning or losing. The desire to keep chasing even bigger profits or recoup growing losses is very strong. It's no surprise that some call it gambling fever.

Watching a documentary the other night about gamblers in Las Vegas, I was struck by how many times players used the phrase 'Give up because I'm losing? No way-I'm not a quitter.' As the saying goes, Vegas wasn't built on casinos' losses.

My rules for successful - and enjoyable - gambling are:

1. Know your games. This may sound obvious, but many people have lost money learning the ins and outs of a game. The ability to play for free is one of the great advantages of online casinos, but one that gamblers don't often make sufficient use of. Use the no-risk free play games to make sure you know the rules, the odds, the good bets and bad bets, and to practice any strategy or system you may have seen recommended.

2. Always set a time limit on your sessions, regardless of how you're doing. Keep them fairly short, and change games and /or bets frequently.

3. Set a win limit and loss limit - and stick to them absolutely. Allow yourself the potential to win at least twice what you'll allow yourself to lose. So if your session loss limit is £50, allow yourself to win £100. Once you're up by more than your loss limit (which in this example would be £60), put the loss limit to one side and do not touch it - even if your streak comes to an end. That way you're guaranteed to win as much as a losing session will cost.

4. Accept that sometimes - maybe most times - you're going to stop at a loss and walk away from the table with less than you came with. This is the difficult part for unsuccessful gamblers, but the rule that sets apart the professionals.

5. Enjoy yourself! Remember, we're leisure gamblers, not professional blackjack players. We do this for fun, because we enjoy the atmosphere, the thrill, the risks, not because we're trying to get rich.

I love gambling - despite the stigma attached to it - and I enjoy it because I have no expectations of it. It's just a harmless hobby that takes a few pounds from me now and again but which provides me with hours of entertainment. Try saying that about alcohol or cigarettes!
About the Author
Andy Follin owns Fortune Palace, an eCOGRA 'reputable gambling portal' that explains how to play the most exciting online casino games, details tried and trusted gambling strategies and recommends the very best online casinos. The site also includes a full online casino deposit guide, indexed by casino and method.
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