Of course, winning in a game sends a thrill of inexplicable happiness in us that is totally hard to suppress. Seeing the pile of money you’ve won may have you think it’s ours, not the house’s.
Losing can make us want to strive on the double to win, and to win back at the same time, what has been lost. When one is losing, he or she could decrease bets to avoid further losses.
When one is winning – he or she can afford more risk. A strategy so simple like this can keep one in the game much longer than one might think otherwise, considering the limits.
The longer a person can play without losing, the better his eventual chances of going home a winner.
In betting the odds, sucker bets and longshots do, once in a while, pay off – and this is true. However, the clever gambler does not bet on what is possible – but on what’s probable.
On the other hand, sucker bets aren’t known for their purpose, either. In any type of gambling, one must have a clear perception of the game’s true agenda – what’s likely, and what isn’t.
There are in fact plenty of gambling stories about its participants who invested a lot on what they thought as a wise thing but lost because what they knew was, apparently, inadequate.
They also didn’t analyze beforehand what they thought they knew. A popular gambler in Las Vegas, say, put in $50,000 against a baseball pitcher who, this gambler knew, spent a hot night with a lady. The gambler guessed he knew that some forms of physical activity would totally affect some people.
However, no doctor nor psychologist would ever have do what this gambler did; and the lesson is just clear: stay committed to the fact that you know when gambling, and make sure your knowledge serves its real purpose, not just superstition.
Adapt to concentrate – all gamblers know this. Otherwise, you aren’t betting it all to win. Indeed, it is hard work. It is no fun at all, and not relaxing, but it is important if you really want to win.
Expert gamblers can perform complex arithmetic in their heads actively. They have to, because if they rely on a calculator to any game, it would appear that the game itself would induce tension among its players.
Experts can count cards, too, remembering their investments as well as those of other players, and build bits of these recalled information from different sources in order to produce a winning intuition about a quarterback, or a horse.
The more crystal-clear your perception of the game is, the more focused your mind should be.