Game: Some games do give
you better odds than others. There is a wealth of information
both on the Internet and in print to inform you of the
odds you face in any given game and the strategies that
will help shave the house edge to a minimum. Spend a little
time reading and you'll spend a lot less time wondering
what happened to your money.
Know Your Budget:
Let's say you've got $1,000 and you expect to gamble five
times a week for the next two weeks. Then your budget
is $100 per session. If you are unfortunate and you spend
your budget, then walk away. Enjoy the rest of the day
knowing you kept your budget and prepare to win the next
day. Do not touch any other day's portion of the budget.
Out Of The Game: If you
find yourself betting your rent money, your next car payment
or if you have lost the last twenty bets in a row - stand
up and walk away. You cannot possibly think rationally
and you cannot keep your emotions from influencing your
decisions. You must play the odds not play your emotions.
Don't Play While Under The
Influence: If you are stoned,
drunk, or half asleep, you are a lesser player than you
The Name Of The Game: Unless
you're a professional player with a proven track record,
you're playing for the pleasure of it. For 98% of players
casino gambling and sports betting is recreation -- you're
spending money to be entertained.