Decide how much you can
afford to lose before starting to gamble.
* Set your limits and know when to stop.
* Never gamble if:
It interferes with your work or other responsibilities
you are in recovery for addictive disorders or dependencies
you are inebriated or using narcotics
you are under the legal gambling age
you are attempting to recover previous gambling losses
If you find it impossible to walk away from the casino games even when you
want to, you have a compulsive
gambling problem. Gamblers Anonymous is a professional organization
that can help you. We encourage you to gamble responsibly at Cathedral
Online Casino and have a great time!
Be realistic, the casinos have the rules in their favor. If you lose,
Once the odds or lines have been established, they are typically adjusted
individually by each casino, depending on various factors like
injuries, field conditions, and so on. But most importantly, the casino
balances out the wagers, so that equal amounts are bet on each of the
opposing teams. Then the casino charges a "vigorish" (fee or commission) on
every bet wagered, topping out with (vig x bets made), while putting zilch
of their own at risk. A nice business if they can get equal sums wagered on
Don't rely on hunches. Always make the mathematically best decision. On the players side is the unlimited use of clairvoyance and other psychic
powers. The casinos have the mathematical odds on
their side. Which one always wins in the long run?
Expect your money will go up and down like a roller coaster in the short
Even professional gamblers with an edge can have bad losing streaks as they
ride the ups and downs of short-run bankroll fluctuations. Likewise terrible
gamblers can do extremely well in the short run. In any form of gambling
almost anything can happen on a short-term basis.
In general the harder a game is to understand the smaller the house edge
is if you play it correctly. Your best bets are the more complicated games
of blackjack, craps and video poker, assuming you play them wisely.
Your worst bets are the simple games of pure chance like keno, roulette, and
the big six wheel.
Practice good money management.
Set limits for the maximum loss per session and for the entire trip. Don't
bet more than what you would normally spend for entertainment. Do other things besides
gamble. Don't play drunk or tired.