With so much being talked about the problems of gambling addiction we have lost sight of the fact that gambling can actually be a fun way to past the time whether it’s online card games like poker or going to the casino to play roulette or indulging in some sport betting on horses or your favourite football or basket ball team.
That’s it, a way to past the time, like going to the movies or the theatre or what ever. It is not a way to make money, if it were, casinos and book makers would go out of business a few days after opening. If you are thinking about gambling to make money and you live in Gt Britain then the safest way to gamble is to buy premium bonds where at least you get your money back when you want it, the only thing you lose is the interest you would have earned if you had put it in a savings account.
The only way to view gambling is to say to yourself I am going spend this amount of money having some fun and when it is gone I am gong to stop and do it. Never chase your losses, lying to yourself that just another few hands and you’ll get it all back. It can happen but the odds are greatly stacked against it. You don’t want to end up like the famous courtesan La Belle Ortero who gambled away her $25 million fortune and died in poverty.
The proliferation of online gambling sites has been tremendous; it has never been so easy to lose your money. Once you had to visit a casino, betting office or go to a track but now you only have to click your mouse to have a game of poker or roulette or whatever. Remember when you bet online nobody can see how much you lose.
That said, some women can find it a positive advantage when playing online card games because they can choose to have a male nickname which, they feel, gives them a slight edge as the male players won’t think about their gender in the playing strategy.
There is nothing like the feeling of when you win a big pot at poker, your number comes up in roulette or your horse romps home with long odds but remember the saying of sporting endeavours which is ten times more important when it comes to gambling, ‘it’s not the winning that’s important, it’s the taking part’.