Archive for February, 2016

Counting Your Money at the Table

In gambling, as in any other profession or diversion, there are many traditions, things one must not do to be a part of the community. In games of chance where money is exchanged these traditions are often built around luck and how one handles winning and losing. When it comes to traditions at the table […]

Carrying a Lucky Charm

Have and keeping good luck is a casual concern for the everyday individual, but for the professional to semi-professional gambler it’s essential. We all think about our luck, no matter how skeptical we claim to be, and many of us at one time or another conspired to increase it for the better. History is littered […]

Sitting in a ‘Lucky Seat’

For a gambler, luck is all about consistency. The game that is played, the drink in their hand, the table they play on, all of these things are a part of what makes them love the sport and what they believe helps them win. Even if the gambler is not prone to winning, they have […]

Playing Cards with a Dog in the Room

Most of us love dogs, and there is a certain amount of lore that connects gambling to man’s best friend; however when it comes to playing cards. Bringing your pooch into the room is a big mistake. For as long as there have been gamblers, going back as far as before the days when poker […]

Playing with $50 Bills

Some of the things we find most innocuous at the betting table can have an effect on the way we play and how our luck is going. One of them is the old superstition concerning playing with $50 bills. This taboo against the $50 bills has become something of a hallmark of the gambling world […]

Crossing your Legs

Crossing your Legs and posture Gamblers know that the game is bigger than them, and that some things are beyond their control. Numbers always bear out in a certain way, and our influence on them is never complete, so most of us try and get every advantage we can. Have you ever noticed when you […]

The Number 13

The Number 13 There are few numbers that are as notorious and have as much effect on the way that we view our luck as the number 13. All of us gamblers play the odds and look for patterns, but even if we are doing so unconsciously, or if we see ourselves as being very […]

Playing with Borrowed Money

Playing with Borrowed Money Shakespeare once wrote “neither a borrower nor a lender be” and you might think that this man was never much of a gambler, but according to history you’d be wrong. Borrowing money has always been a part of the world of gambling, for good and for ill, and to some the […]

Entering through the Main Entrance

Gambling Superstitions: Entering through the Main Entrance Superstitious beliefs are popular amongst gamblers, and it’s easy to see why. After all, large amounts of money and high stakes are involved, and players can benefit from any little tip of the odds in their favor. In many gambler’s minds, the more closely they follow superstitions, the […]

Blowing on the Dice

Blowing on the Dice If you take a walk through any casino, you are bound to notice that there are different superstitions being followed. Whether you see an unusual amount of people wearing red, or people crossing their fingers, these subtle actions are practiced in hopes of leaning the odds in the practitioner’s favor. After […]

Powered by WordPress