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Smart, Simple Decisions

 April 5, 2007, 10:02 am (12 years ago)
Gambling both online and offline is probably one of life’s greatest pleasures but it can also cause a lot of heartbreak for many gamblers who simply do not know how to go about making the most of this great pastime. It is important that before you get carried away in the game that you make sure that you know what the game consists of and how to play altogether. Knowing some simple, basic and smart rules pertaining to your gambling habits will go a long way in ensuring that you spend many fruitful and enjoyable years at your hobby.

A really smart move before taking on any new gambling activity is to make sure that you know as much about the game as possible before gambling for real money. You don’t want to not understand the game and just get on and start betting for money, because you will be broke and sick when you do. You can read up about the game in a book or on the internet, or you can spend some time hanging around casinos and asking questions from the professionals. They will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have and will make sure that you clearly understand them. Whichever way you choose to go about it, remember that knowledge is power and a smart gambler will go armed with as much knowledge as he or she can about the game.

Smart gamblers take advantage of anything free that is thrown their way. You know how the saying goes “if its free, its for me”. In the case of traditional casinos, this may be in the form of player’s club cards or free promotions. Casinos want to give you free gifts but they won’t know how much or what to give if you cannot prove that you have been busy at the casino through your club cards. If you are a regular gambler at the online casinos, a smart player will know how to take advantage of the great bonuses available. On the other hand, a smart gambler will not rush head on and sign up for the first bonus that comes his or her way. They will take time to read the terms and conditions and make sure that the bonus is suitable for them. Make sure that you do not participate in something that you do not clearly understand. This could put you in a bad situation.

Smart gamblers have game plans. This is easier said than done. Everyone resolves at one time or another to stick to a budget or limit their gambling sessions. If you go into a casino set a amount of money that you plan to spend, and do not go over it. Only the smart gamblers actually go ahead and keep to their word. Ultimately, the smart gamblers will come out the winners, as they don’t get carried away by ‘just one more game or ‘just one more dollar’. Having a money management system that works is probably one of the smartest things you can do as a gambler. If you say that you are going to spend just one more dollar then you will end up spending more and more.

Smart gamblers keep a record of the gambling activities. You can do this by simply jotting down when and where you were gambling and how much you spent. This need not be in the form of a complex computer system that tracks every cent spent. Even an old-fashioned pencil and notebook will do to help you keep tabs on how much you spend and how much you earn at your gambling pastimes. This is also a good way to make tax claims if you are lucky enough to win big at the casinos.

Finally, smart gamblers keep an open mind when it comes to gambling. They don’t tie themselves to one game/casino or software provider only. They are always looking for the new games and the new action. They know that the gambling world is an exciting, thrilling industry to be part of and are curious to know how things will evolve. Trying out new things is their way of keeping abreast of the action.
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