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Top tips for beginners to online gambling

From Craig Martin
November 2017

Giving workable tips about better online gambling can be challenging. The term is vague, and most tips will need to be made according to what games you are playing. Giving good, specific, actionable advice to such an open-ended question is tough. Seasoned gamblers also must be wary of the curse of knowledge, defined as a cognitive bias where one forgets that others do not have the same level of experience. This makes giving tips tricky, because what some may view as a helpful hint seems like basic common sense to others. This article outlines some helpful hints, but specifics have been avoided.

Learn the Rules and Expect to Lose

No matter what game you are playing, be it real money blackjack, Texas Hold'em, or even slots; make sure that you are 100% clear about the rules. Making mistakes is not just going to be a frustrating waste of time, it is going to cost you cash as well, and this kind of mistake is very easily avoided by simply putting the time in to make sure you know what you need to do.

You need to make peace with the fact that you are going to win some, and you are going to lose some. Making your online gambling about having fun rather than retiring thanks to a huge win at an online blackjack table will ensure that you don't throw good money after bad, and don't end up disappointed and depressed after you spend some time playing real money games online.

Find the Right Casino

This is one of the most important tasks of the online gambler, since rogue sites rely on the fact that there is very little recourse available to you if they slip away with your cash. Do your homework and make sure that site you are considering spending some time at has a good reputation for paying their players out. If you find reports of weeks slipping by as winners wait for a bank wire, or months passing before a paper cheque appears, give the site a wide berth.

Think Long-Term in Terms of Results

Online gamblers, or those that enjoy games of chance at land-based venues, understand that the right plays will pay off in the long run. Even if you aren't seeing the positive results of proper play right now, it does not mean nothing is happening. You will bear the fruit of the seeds of action you plant now, and staying responsible is a big part of keeping this hobby a fun pastime and not a dangerous addiction. Chasing your losses is a terrible idea, and you are almost guaranteed to lose more money than you already have.

Keep Your Options Open

We recommend that you join between two and three gambling sites. This will provide you with a wide berth of games to choose from, more games to join if you like playing poker, and the best prices for your sports betting. Keeping the number small will also ensure that you don't spread yourself too thinly, either, and will see you reaping the rewards of VIP and Loyalty Club points as well.




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