We all win and make money while gambling, although if you play long enough the odds will be against you and then you will lose. Whether you’re playing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas or using your Android App for Fair Go casino, you will always be a victim of the House odds.
But of course, there are those few who win and win big without giving back their winnings to the House. Some of it is luck, but in most cases, it is intelligence, skill and proper management of money.
How do some Gamblers always come out ahead?
Luck is involved in winning although in the words of the Roman Philosopher Seneca, “luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”. The ones who walk away big winners are those who use attrition, while staying away from those long shot bets, to consistently make money. These are not the people playing the Pokie Machine looking for that huge Progressive Jackpot multi-million-dollar win.
Most successful gamblers are “professional” gamblers who understand all aspects of the game they are playing and are not looking for the thrill as much as beating the House. There are however some tried and true methods that might help those casual players walk away form the table or Pokies a bit richer.
A technique used for Blackjack or 21, Card Counting is a mathematical way to increase your odds against the House. It is not a simple strategy or easy, but if done properly your odds of wining increase approximately 1% for 6 decks, and up to 2.5% for 6-deck Spanish 21.
In laymen’s terms, the player will “count” the cards during the 6-deck play to try to predict the possibility of the next card. In the Hi-Lo system any card from a 2-6 will receive a plus 1, 7-9 will receive a zero, and the cards from 10-King will receive a negative 1. During the course of play this system should reveal what cards have already been used as well as the ones remaining in the shoe (deck).
In some cases, “Group Counting” is used to maximize the advantage of the player. If you have ever scene the movie “21” with Kevin Spacey, the you will understand how Group Counting does work. This story of a group of MIT students is based on a book which is a true account of how these young men and women made a lot of money from the counting cards method.
Since online casinos are computer games, if you decide to count cards at Fair GO casino you will most likely end up in the losing column. Stick with the land-based casinos as these are where you have a better chance of winning.
In the US, Britain and Australia card counting is not illegal per se. Unless you’re using a device there is no law barring you from counting cards when playing Blackjack. Although, casinos can bar those they suspect of card counting and put them on a “list” making them persona non grata in other casinos.
Managing Your Money and When to Walk Away
As I mentioned above, everyone player wins when playing at Fairgo Casino or land-based casinos, but the real trick is to leave the casino or sign off your computer a winner. Although the odds are in the casino’s favor, although slightly, there is no reason you cannot keep those winnings.
If you are going to be successful, then you must look at gambling as a job or investment. Just as you would save income from your job and would always follow your investments, gambling needs this type of scrutiny and analysis. For example, its very easy to double your money on one hand or one pull of the one-armed bandit. So, if you double your money on a stock, in most cases you would take some profit and invest in something else. Rarely would a smart investor try to double their money on a long shot.
Leave Emotions Behind
In every aspect of your life getting emotional is a great way to turn small problems into large problems. Letting your emotions dictate your play while playing any casino game is a sure-fire way of losing lots of money.
One truism of gambling is that eventually you will hit a losing streak, whether its sooner or later. Those who are the “professionals” will treat their losing streak, not as something personal, but as a reality of gambling. Instead of trying to bet their way out of it, they will stick with their planned strategy or maybe even walk away and take a breather.
Understand Your Particular “Game”
If you have ever watched the movie Casino you will remember Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) describing Ace Rothstein’s (Robert De Niro) style of betting and how he always wins, stating
“He’d get the wind velocity so he could judge the field goals. He even figured out the different bounce you got off the different kinds of wood they used on college basketball courts………He’d be workin’ on this shit day and night. There was nothin’ about a game that he was gonna bet that he didn’t know”
Based on a true story this description of “Ace” is what all gamblers should strive to be if they want to consistently make money and end up ahead. It’s obviously a form of dedication that most of us could never achieve, but with the odds always in the favor of the House, this is truly the only way to consistently come out on top.
Fair Go Casino is a bit different then the type betting in the movie “Casino”, but the premise should be the same with all types of gambling, whether it be the Pokies, Tables or Sporting events. If you purse your gambling with no emotion, common sense and information, then you will have a better chance of walking away a winner.