How to be a Successful Gambler
Gambling for some people is fun, for some its work and for some its harm. Gambling has favored alot of people and has
marred many also. The huge barrier that differentiates the professionals and the learners is the ability to take into
consideration, a lot of variables at the same time and the discpline to avoid unnecessary risks. The following strategies
hopefully will make you better:
Rectify your Play Style
Something is obviously wrong with your play style, the standards you set, etc.
Narrow down your Specialty
Instead of spreading your horizon over a wide range of sporting activities such as soccer, rugby, hockey, basketball, handball,
horse racing etc, it is advisable to narrow your focus down to as few activities as possible in order to help you even concentrate
better. If you’re divided that much, it will be really difficult to give each game the attention it deserves because there are
hundreds of different games and sports to bet on, each with its own unique set of rules.
Devise a logical system.
Once you’ve decided on your specialty, you can start
figuring out what you need to do in order to win
consistently. There has to be a pattern. Your personal
system might not necessarilybe the same with your
neighbour's, your system might involve
strategies like betting low, only taking certain
odds, taking fixture time into consideration or
quitting after a predetermined number of
wins. Most of the time, its about understanding the
odds and taking them into account when placing a bet.
Keep a record of your wins and losses.
For every bet you place, write down the outcome.
For every bet you nearly placed but later abandoned,
write down the outcome. This will help you to track
your progress over time and determine what’s working
and what isn’t. Eventually, you’ll pick up valuable
clues for how to polish your game and win more than you loose.
Make your entries detailed—include the game, date,
odds, and stakes, along with your thoughts on how
the game went and what you could do differently
next time. A carefully prepared gambling journal can also
also serve as a ledger to assist you calculate your
Improve your skills.
Play as much as possible and practice your game of
choice to improve your skills. Try to predict the
outcome of a sporting event without putting any
actual money on it. Taking the monetary aspect out
of the equation will allow you to gain valuable
experience in a risk-free environment.
Managing your Money
Start with a sizable amount.
Before you make a wager,
you should have enough money to play without thinking twice
about every move you make. With very little funds,
every loss will hurt, and you’ll begin to make
decisions out of fear and under great pressure.
Having a bit of a comfort will boost your confidence
and allow you to keep your mind on the game, and
not on your shrinking little money.
For the sake of your wallet, it’s a good idea to
keep your wagering money small until you’ve mustered
enough experience to have a shot at higher stakes
games. If you’re a talented enough player, you may
be able to find someone to finance you in exchange
for a portion of your winnings.
Establish a Goal.
Come up with a definite, realistic amount that you
hope to win and also set a maximum loss. Define
your win goal in clear terms. Tell yourself for example,
“My objective is to win at least N5000 in five bets,”
or “I want to end the week N7000 richer or I want
to end the day N1000 richer”. When you reach your win
target or maximum loss, walk away and wait for
another time. By playing it safe and accumulating
your winnings patiently, you’ll be able to maintain
control over the game. DON’T GET GREEDY. A session should only
last until you’ve reached either your win goal or
your maximum bet loss. Keep in mind that the
probability of losing increases the longer you play
or the more desparate you get.
Set a loss limit.
A firm loss limit will prevent you from betting
more than you can afford. Your loss limit is the
amount of money you can safely afford to lose in a
Open a separate account exclusively for gambling and NEVER
dip your hand into your savings to gamble.
Learn to deal with losing.
Every gambler dreams of a big payout, but the reality is that losses are unavoidable. Sometimes things just won’t go your way. The sooner you can accept that fact, the less it will affect your confidence.
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