Archive for the ‘Weird Superstitions’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wearing Red

Gambling Superstitions: Wearing Red There are plenty of superstitious beliefs that exist around the world. In fact, the Chinese culture probably has more than any other. In their culture, it is thought that following these beliefs closely, will bring good luck and good fortune. While some beliefs may seem odd to an outsider, they are […]

Sitting on a Handkerchief

Gamblers have been prone to using handkerchiefs for good luck charms since the days of the discovery and colonization of the new world and well before the invention of roulette or poker. So it’s no surprise that the specific superstition concerning sitting on one to ensure good luck is still prevalent. This sort of good […]

Whistling or Singing

When it comes to superstition, whistling and singing have a special place in people’s minds and the taboos of their cultural consciousness. There are several legends and taboos that surround the simple mindless activity of whistling and the almost mystical impact that singing has on our psyches. Gamblers as a community, are very aware of […]

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