Self-Discipline at the Casino

Casino is a source of entertainment. And just as when you go to an amusement park you do not do things you will be penalized for, in a casino too, you need to take care not to overdo your gambling habits and cause yourself to repent. Simple judgment and level headedness is all that is required to make your experience at the casino an enjoyable one.

The most basic thing in this regard happens to be, do not bet what you can not afford to lose. Fact is many people keep on gambling even after losing their budgeted money at the casino table out of the vague hope that he can recover what all he has lost and instead eventually will be able to win the jackpot. This mentality is an epidemic. In numerous cases it has led to bankruptcy which of course leads to even more horrendous things. One must also remember that having the odds in favor of you for one game does not ensure any bit that winning is a confirmation. It only states that your probability of winning is slightly higher than that of other players. It is for this reason that betting boundlessly is a strict no-no even if you are the odds on favorite. Do not, and I reiterate, do not invest more funds into a gambling game that you have already lost once. If you want to carry on playing, do so only with your winnings if you have any. Too much drinking before a game of gambling is also not advisable as it affects the rational thinking of an individual.

Maintaining your self discipline at the casino is the most sure shot way to an enjoyable gambling experience at a casino. Gambling addiction is a disease, but responsible gambling is thrilling, amusing and hell it’s rewarding like nothing else.

Thanks for reading this article, I hope, you have learned something new. I really enjoy sharing my passion with you. Be sure to check other articles about games and casino. Stay tuned for new materials. Be responsive with your game and your money, Good luck, and don`t forget to have fun!

Think Positive and Win

I was recently interviewed by my son Mike Shippey for a book he is writing on positive thinking. Anyway, during the interview I was reminded of several things that have become second nature to me and I have just taken for granted when it come to casino gambling and thought I might share one or two.

First of all positive thinking or optimism are a key foundation to winning in the casinos, or even in life itself.

Believing you can do something is necessary before you can actually do it.

Now when I say positive thinking or optimism I am not talking about hoping or wishing, I am talking the belief you can actually do something, for me that was winning in casinos.

Long before I started gambling in casinos, while in High School, I read a book by Napoleon Hill called Think and Grow Rich, I can’t tell you a lot about that book since it has been nearly 45 years since I read it, but the one thing I took away from it and have tried to apply to almost everything I do or have done is this, and I will paraphrase:

“The mind has no limitations except those you acknowledge”

Now I admit I have a lot of limitations that I acknowledge, so my mind does have its limits.

But, a few years after reading that book I made my first trip to Las Vegas and was introduced to the world of casino gambling.

I decided that I would not acknowledge any limitations when it came to the games of Craps, Blackjack, and Roulette…I knew the house percentage and odds to win were against me, but those percentages played out to the big numbers, I knew in a short run anything was possible.

I made up my mind I was going to win, and every time I went, or every table I played I knew I was going to win.

Now it didn’t always work out that way, as a matter of fact I lost on many occasions, and some of those trips were a total bust, but I never detoured from my belief that I was going to win.

Now here is the insight I was reminded of, if I was only hoping and wishing to win, then I would have just kept on going and settling for whatever happened.

But truly believing you can do something causes you take action to make that belief happen.

And that is exactly what I did, I studied the games inside and out, I learned which were the best bets to make, which ones to stay away from, I developed a casino money management strategy that included a progression strategy that would allow me to capitalize on winning streaks, rake my winnings and actually take that money home with me.

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