Bet the chance. Long shots and sucker bets are paying off from time to time, it’s true.But the smart person does not bet on what is possible, only on what is likely. Sucker bets are not called that for nothing. To bet the odds in any form of play, you must have a clear understanding of how the game works — what is likely, and what is not.
There are hundreds of stories about players who put a lot of money on what they thought was a sure thing, but lost because their knowledge was unsatisfactory.
They did not really know what they thought they knew. A well known player in Las Vegas, for example, bet $ 100,000 against a baseball pitcher that the player knew had spent a wild night with a certain lady. He lost.
The bettor supposed that he knew that some kinds of physical activity would compromise some others. But no doctor or physiologist would ever have made such a bet.
The lesson is clear: Stick to what you know when playing, and be sure your knowledge is true, not just superstition.
In addition, be prepared to focus. Otherwise, you do not play to win. If you are a holiday visitor to Atlantic City, with a few hundred saved to lose, and nothing much on your mind except enjoy a good time, and forget about your work for a week or two, this does not apply to you .
Concentration is hard work: It’s not fun, and it does not relax, but it’s essential if you want to win. Good players can make complicated arithmetic in their heads faster than a calculator.
They must, because if they brought a calculator to the table, the game would likely squeeze up beyond all recognition. Good players can count cards, remembering their own bets, like those of their own fellow players, and assemble the little information recalled from disparate sources in order to suggest gain intuition about a horse or a strategist.
The more your game is a clearer game of skill, the more unique your concentration should be.The haunting player is only happy when luck is against him. In a way, this sounds true of the pro, too, but the aspects are deceiving.
An old timer offers his advice: “Never play when you are tired or sick or in love. These are conditions that must find you in the bed, not in the casino . Only the fit should play. “To be adapted ways that you can reason and remember, so if there is something wrong with your head do not play.