They say the house always wins. That's not true. I know professional gamblers that have been making a killing for years. In general, the odds are stacked against you. However, a few percentage points in the math doesn't mean that you can't come out victorious in the casinos. In this article, I will tell you how to beat the casinos.
Two truly be a master at gambling, you have to learn how to funnel out all emotional distractions and play the game with cold logic. Otherwise, you will rarely quit when you should. The fact is that the casinos make the most money off the winners. They start winning big and they keep playing and playing and pretty soon they not only lost what they had won — they lost even more!
This is especially true after you have got on a roll and have concocted in your mind that you think you have developed a system. People who think they've created a winning system are the ones most often to get ahead early and leave way behind. Take emotion out of it, and always be able to evaluate things from a logical perspective. If you don't know what to do, then the answer is simple — don't bet! Instead take a walk and clear your head.
As humans, we are by nature hardwired to overestimate our abilities. The exception are people who are depressed. Psychological studies have proven time and time again that those suffer from depression actually have more realistic views of their abilities. Your average everyday person does not think they are average. They think they are special. That's way 8 of 10 people rate themselves as being better than average drivers.
This is called the fundamental attribution error, and it is responsible for untold billions — maybe even trillions — of losses. If you're going to be successful at at beating the casinos, not only do you have to stick to a game that you can clearly understand and have strategy, you also have to continually underestimate your abilities. In other words, you have to be realistic. Again, we returned to the logical aspect.
We are emotional creatures. That is why it is so hard for us to win at gambling. And for those who do win, they often complain that winning so comes at the cost of them enjoying the actual game. If you truly want to win you have to consider what you're going to sacrifice to win.