For many of us gambling is a fun part time activity that we indulge in every once in a while. For others it is far more serious than that. Whether you play for the fun of it or play because you are a serious gambler, there are some important things that you should know and then apply when you are gambling. The little ‘secret rules’ that the casino doesn’t really want you to know.

The first and probably most important thing that you need to know about gambling is to know when to quit. You go to the casino with your $50 or even $500 and you are prepared to lose it all, although winning would be great, especially winning three times what you have spent. It all too often happens that when you do then win, you carry on gambling. It is after all ‘free’ money.

This is the biggest mistake that any gambler can make. When you gamble with your winnings or free money as some call it, people too often loose all of it again. The key is to quit while you are ahead. You have won, you have made lots of money. Do not risk losing it by carrying on. Take your winnings, go to the cash desk, cash it out and then go home.

Play with a Sound Mind

You should never rely on the casino or gambling to make you feel better or to maintain a good mood in the face of bad news. In other words, do not do emotional gambling. The casino can be great fun, but it should never be the reason why you go there. You should go there when you are already feeling good within yourself and simply want to have a good time, independent of your mood.

It sounds like hog wash, but this could potentially be the difference between a huge win or a loss. When you are dependent on gambling for a good mood, you can become irrational and often place bets that you simply cannot afford to lose. This could be because you want to impress people or you like the thrill of the prospect of losing. Steer clear of such risky situations as it may in fact worsen your mood even more.

Be Real and Logical

We have all heard of the rumoured lady luck and how our fate is in her hands when going gambling. We have studied up on silly things to do to appease her. Things like knock a chip twice before placing it, or play your first slot for the evening with your non dominant hand. The fact is that these are superstitions and they have no place in your gambling.

Yes, they are fun to know, but they can keep you back when you are focussing so badly on them that you lose sight of what it is that you are doing. Superstitions are just that and they will never make you win a game. Focus on what you are doing and let the chips fall where they may.

These are just a few things that you need to keep in mind and practise. There is a reason why these are unspoken rules. It could very well make a huge difference in your gambling experience.