Gambling related articles
popular gambling superstitions from around the world
There is always room for superstitions although it's
not everyone that subscribes to these beliefs. Are
you superstitious? Keep your answer to yourself though
as gambling comes with its share of superstitions.
A good number of folks do not pay attention to superstitions,
however, some cultures harbor these beliefs and they
have even come in handy for some folks when playing
casino games in land-based casinos. It must also be
said that superstitions have also found their way
to online casinos. We'll be looking at some popular
gambling superstitions from around the world. Let's
take a look at these weird gambling beliefs below.
Do Not Count Money At The Table
Superstitious gamblers never engage in this act when
they are at a table. They never count money at a table
when they are playing casino games and this is a norm
amongst card players. Some punters swear that it brings
bad luck while others see it as being extremely rude
and unprofessional. Regardless, they frown at it.
Do You Look Away Or Not?
A good number of players believe that looking away
or leaving the gambling table when a game is in play
can result in a winning combo while some believe that
hiding the screen while the game is still on will
bring good luck. Meanwhile, some never look away as
they fear that even a second's glance away from the
game might bring bad luck.
Does Crossing Legs And Crossing Fingers Count?
Then comes this one! The belief says that crossing
your legs at the gambling table will cancel any form
of good luck that would have come your way. Meanwhile,
crossing your fingers whilst playing at land-based
or online casinos will increase your chances of winning.
If this superstition wows you, you can try it out
to prove its efficacy. I'd be looking forward to your
feedback on if it worked out for you or not. This
belief is a norm, regardless of the game being played.
Wear Red When You're Doubtful
This is one of the most popular superstitions and
it emerged from Asia and points out that Red is a
lucky color for gamblers. We can get more specific
here. Chinese folks believe that Red is the color
of prosperity and therefore brings good luck.
This belief causes superstitious gamblers to wear
red shoes, red underwear, red trousers, or anything
red to bring them luck when they visit a casino. They
also do this often as they believe that it enhances
their chances of winning. It has been found that some
casinos in Macau have red rooms that are specifically
designed to bring good luck.
This is funny though, as no casino would want their
players getting lucky often.
The Main Casino Entrance Ritual
Some folks believe that walking through the front
door of a brick-and-mortar casino brings bad luck.
This belief emerged when there was a big lion at
the MGM Grand Casino entrance, and this forcing players
to walk through the jaw of the animal as they entered
the gaming floor. This was scary at the time and even
after the entrance was changed, folks still use side
doors to gain entrance.
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