If you ask me, there is no such thing as Foolproof Casino Systems. Only one thing is a 100% certain when you walk into a casino, regardless of what you do, what ultimate super-duper system you’ve just bought off the net for $22, and what ideas you have in your mind about the world of live or online gambling, you’ll be playing with a negative mathematical expectation called the “house edge”. Contrary to what logic and mathematics tell you though, it is possible to win money in a casino, and lots of it sometimes. The negative mathematical expectation means that if you were to play on forever, or at least for an extended period of time, you’d be certain to lose a little money. How much of it you’d lose, depends on the individual house edge which is different for every game, or even for different types of bets made at the same table.
Playing on forever is only hypothetically possible though. Not only will you not play forever, but you’ll probably only put in a small session at a time, which means the variance can hit you anytime and make you rich. The variance can be a positive one or a negative one, depending on your luck.
There is no mathematical system that will guarantee you consistent wins at any of the existing casino games, regardless of what some website owners try to hammer into your head. There is one system though that will almost certainly help you make more money. Rather than telling you what you should do, this system is about what you should avoid in the casino. It consists of a set of common sense recommendations that will help you filter out bad habits you may have exhibited in the past in regards to casino gambling, and thus boost your bankroll by limiting your losses.
Firstly, never bet more money than you can afford to lose. This should be the main theorem around which you ought to build all your gambling undertakings. Never borrow more “scared money” from friends, relatives or, in the worst case, loan sharks to recover your previous losses. Chances are you’ll only dig yourself into an even deeper hole, and experience shows this is the fastest way to “relieve” yourself of all your friends too. There’s a saying about many people having gone missing in the desert outside Las Vegas over the years after making a loan from loan sharks. You wouldn’t want your name to be added to that list, would you?
If you’re on a losing streak, which is a negative variance, do not push your luck. Lady luck won’t be intimidated by the pitiful attempts of a mere mortal. Try to minimize the time you spend on losing streaks and play as much as you can when you’re winning. Bear in mind though, that there are no clearly defined losing or winning streaks in gambling. The tide can always turn in the blink of an eye.
Do not play casino games on which there is a bigger than 2% house edge, such as Keno as this only makes it all too easy for the casino to take your money.
Gambling and drinking are just like drinking and driving. They don’t mix, and if you do force them together, you’ll end up hurt. In live casinos, cocktails are usually free. Make sure you do not drink too much just because they are free, as this is one free thing that can prove extremely expensive.
Pay keen attention to money management. Experts say casinos make much more money on players with poor money management skills than they do off the house edge. Now that is scary if you think about it.
Whenever you have a question about something, do not hesitate to ask for assistance, after all, it’s your money that you’re playing with.