Superstitions Are Stupid
What is ironic, here, is that it is fairly common to watch Hollywood movies where a character goes on a winning run as a result of some ‘luck’ based on his superstitions. Superstition has nothing to do with your success rate at the table. Make sure you check that one out before you take your seat and base your decisions on things like ‘gut feeling’ and ‘luck.’
You Need to Focus on The Right Thing
More than anything else, gambling requires focus and concentration.
Just like a batter on the home plate or a quarterback looking to make a pass, you can’t afford to lose your focus even for a moment.
This means that once you are at the table, you can’t think about work problems, your child’s homework or the mortgage that is due. When gambling, your mind and your eyes should only be focused on the hand that has been dealt to you.
Leave Your Emotions at Home
The best-kept casino secret is probably the fact that very successful professional gambler treats gambling like a sport, and the last thing you need in competitive sports is to let your emotions get the better of you.
There will be bets you will win and bets you will lose, and if you let either of them get to you, then the chances are that you will end up making bad gambling decisions.
If you have lost a few bets, then you are better off to start all over again than to let it affect your state of mind.
Roll with the hard times
Ask any old gambler how did they do to survive at the tables, and they will tell you that no matter how good you are, it’s inevitable that you will have a bad string of results or even a bad year.
Every old timer will also tell you that it’s virtually impossible to completely avoid dips in your bank balance. So, if you think of money regarding what it can buy for you and you do not have the mental strength to take a negative hit – then maybe you shouldn’t gamble until that changes.