The 10 Commandments of Casino Gambling

My name is Ray W. and I have spent the past 40 years studying and playing every form of gambling/betting systems in existence. From the time I walked into my first pool hall at the age of 16 I’ve been fascinated with every aspect of it. I guess that makes me somewhat of an expert, if there really is such a thing. It’s not just me that’s fascinated though.

According to government statistics, 86% of Americans have reported gambling on something in the past 12 months. Approximately only 1/3 of the population consists of non-bettors. They state that 46% of adults gamble in casinos and seven out of ten frequent non-casino gambling. The primary source of which is horse racing, sports betting, state lotteries and online or private card games.

48 states have some form of legalized gambling with only Utah and Hawaii being the only two that do not. There are currently 13 states that have legalized commercial state sponsored casinos with a total of 443 of these establishments. The combined gross revenue for these 443 casinos was $30.74 billion annually.
The numbers are truly staggering.

Although I, like so many others, derive a great deal of enjoyment from it, any type of gambling that risks a person losing enough money to affect their standard of living (or that of their family) is self-destructive and should be avoided at all costs. I have personally watched a man lose his entire aluminum siding business overnight during a ridiculously extended session of heads-up gin rummy. Hard to believe, I know.

My attraction to gambling and casino table games in particular, is rooted in a deep desire to win every time I play. There is nothing compulsive about my approach to casino gambling. In fact, I do everything I can to take as much of the gamble out of it as possible.

The winning approach consists of only playing games that have no more than a 2% house advantage (Craps .60%, Baccarat 1.25%, Roulette 2.6% on even-money wagers and Blackjack, even money depending on the use of expert “Basic Strategy”) and rigorous adherence to an iron-clad set of precepts which are the “golden rules” or The 10 Commandments as I like to call them.

1. Never gamble when tired or depressed.

2. Never gamble with more than you can comfortably afford to lose.

3. Do Not drink alcohol before or during gambling sessions. It is the chloroform the casinos provide to separate the player from their money.

4. Keep playing sessions short.

5. Always preset a definite bankroll for gambling and Do Not exceed that amount.

6. If you are feeling “negative” about your surroundings (the table, dealers, other players or if in a losing cycle) stop betting and leave the table. The tables will still be there when your mood changes.

7. Avoid playing without a clear plan of action (betting strategy, min./max. wagers).

8. Do Not increase the size of your bets when losing. Increase wagers only when winning. This will limit losses and let winnings run up.

9. Know that the battle is not between you and the casino… it is between you and you alone. Always maintain your self-discipline.

10. Always quit when winning.

Winning consistently at these four casino table games is not that difficult. I do it all the time. There are playing and betting strategies that I believe shifts the advantage from the “house” to the player in any given short session of play.

The above 10 rules of gambling have been handed down to me by the most astute professional gamblers I have known over the years. They are essential to intelligent and consistent winning. Anyone who is not able to follow these rules has no business in a casino gambling with real money.

Life, like gambling, is a constant battle with the unknown. If you knew what the outcome would be in advance it would take all the fun out of it.

“The serious gambler is a man who is at war with chance. In the casino there is, whether he wins or loses, certainty… he consults the table, which speaks to him through the dice, as the Greeks consulted the oracles, and the oracle rewards him by telling him now, not next week or next year, whether the choices he makes are right or wrong.”

- William Pearson
“The Muses of Ruin”

Best of luck,
Ray W.

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Top Gambling Payouts Found Here

How many times have you seen that one? You know, the bright flashy sign or logo claiming that the casino has the top gambling payouts. It may look all fine and dandy, but how do you know they are the top gambling payouts? You must fully educate yourself on how gambling payouts work in order to determine weather they indeed are the best ones available.

There are a lot of inexperienced gamblers mixed amongst the professionals. Just because you had a few good runs here and there doesn’t make you a gambling expert. I am quite sure you are aware of that. But there are ways for you to become better at gambling, and they aren’t all that difficult. It all begins with knowledge and education. Yes, who would ever think education has a big role in the world of online gambling?

If you patiences, determination, and a will to learn, you are already off to a good start. Read up on how gambling payouts work in general. Most casinos have their one set of rules and regulations that are put into place. Understanding these terms and conditions are essential before playing at the casino. You have to think with some sense of practicality if you want to fully understand the full spectrum of a gambling payout. Understanding payout percentages will help you find what casinos work best for you.

In general, payout percentages at casinos are formed by comparing the amount of winnings against actual amounts wagered, for all games. The terms are thrown around quite loosely at all these casinos, and they are usually just a way to attract players. The higher the payout rate the better. The payout percentage rates are known to fluctuate, and will change quite often actually. Just remember, not every payout percentage rate is the actual rate. This number should be correct, but who’s to say that it isn’t falsely advertised?

When you see a casino advertising that the top gambling payouts are found there, just remember that you shouldn’t dump all your money in that one casino. It’s similar to seeing a restaurant advertising “the best ribs in town”. Just because the restaurant claims their ribs are the best doesn’t really mean they are.

Always remember to think clearly when gambling online. Any type of online gambling can result in a significant loss of money if you aren’t careful. You should always treat your gambling experiences as pure entertainment. Gambling can be an incredible amount of fun if played responsibly. And you don’t have to believe that every casino has the top gambling payouts which will earn you the most amount of money.

Gambling Addiction Can Destroy Your Life As You Know It

Why would I say that gambling addiction is a great destroyer of lives? Well for one, I have seen the trail of destruction that it has caused other people. I have also been impacted by this addiction myself personally.

This affliction is a relatively silent addiction because many people will not know that you or a loved one is addicted to gambling.

You cannot smell this addiction on someone. Many people with a gambling disorder look like regular people that go to work everyday and pay their bills.

Many people with a compulsive gambling problem do not seek help and they continue to suffer in silence as they are unable to stop gambling.

Even though this is a behavioral addiction, it still creates chemical reactions in the brains of those who are actively gambling. The adrenaline rush of gambling is very similar or even more powerful than that of a drug.

Slot machine addiction is considered the crack cocaine of addiction and it has created millions of dollars lost by the victims of a slot machine addiction.

So why is this addiction a great destroyer of lives. Here are 5 main reasons that I believe this to be the case.

1. This addiction can create total social isolation on the part of the gambler whether it is online gambling addiction or casino gambling addiction. The gambler loses friends as the problem progresses. This can create extreme loneliness on the part of the gambler.

2. Gambling problems cause more financial devastation than any other addiction combined. It can take years to pay off gambling debts and many people never fully recover.

3. Severe gambling at its’ worst can create depression and despair in very powerful ways. The mental health of a gambling addict becomes worse and worse as the addiction progresses.

4. Lack of sleep, lack of proper nutrition and exercise by an individual with a gambling problem can create a slow or rapid deterioration in physical health over time. People with a compulsive gambling problem can neglect themselves just as much as those with a severe drug and alcohol addiction. Lack of self care is a huge problem for a gambling addict.

5. This addiction has the HIGHEST suicide rate of all others combined. Need I say more.