The 10 Commandments Of Online Gambling

  1. Thou shalt expect to lose.
  2. Thou shalt trust the odds, not hunches.
  3. Thou shalt not over-bet thy bankroll.
  4. Thou shalt not believe in betting systems.
  5. Thou shalt not hedge thy bets.
  6. Thou shalt covet good rules.
  7. Thou shalt not make side bets.
  8. Thou shalt have good gambling etiquette.
  9. Thou shalt honor thy gambling debts.
  10. Thou shalt tip.

To elaborate here are my further comments.

  1. The Las Vegas Strip was not built by winners. Even with good rules and strategy the odds are still usually in the casino’s favor. So don’t get mad if you lose. Think of it as the price you pay for entertainment.
  2. If you want to maximize your odds then believe in mathematically proven strategies, not hunches. If hunches are so great why are their so many psychics working the Boardwalk in Atlantic City as opposed to playing?
  3. Before you gamble determine what you can safely afford to gamble with as entertainment money. Stick to your limits and don’t gamble with money you need for necessities.
  4. For every one legitimate gambling writer there are a hundred charlatans trying to sell worthless betting systems promising an easy way to beat the casinos. I know sounds like a clich?ut if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
  5. Hedge bets invariable carry a high house edge. For example never take insurance in blackjack and never bet the any craps or any seven in craps.
  6. Rules vary from casino to casino. To improve your odds know good rules from bad and then seek out the best rules possible.
  7. Side bets are sucker bets. Period.
  8. Gambling is a lot more fun when people are polite and respect each other.
  9. A true gentleman honors his debts, especially gambling debts. When making a bet with another person you are putting your honor on the line to pay if you lose. No excuses!
  10. Dealers generally only make minimum wage and count on tips to make a decent living. Although the amount to tip is subject to much debate the reason for tipping should be based on good service, not how much you win or lose. To not tip is to steal the dealer’s service.