How to Win! Attitude Readjustments for the Online Gambler

Tips to Winning

By: Gerry Lewis

Are you gambling on the Intenet and searching for online gambling strategies to give you an edge? You’ve come to the right place to begin your journey, or double-check your basic approach.

The most important thing to understand, whether you’re gambling online just for fun, or for your own real, hard-earned money, is what constitutes a winning attitude. The core of a winning attitude is this:

Gambling well is not a game.

To win consistently and take home money, there are certain steps you need to take before you hit the casinos. Let’s look at the attitude adjustments most recommended by the experts in the field of online gambling:

1. Most gamblers play until they run out of money. Don’t. If you keep this simple precept in mind, you are much more likely to quit while you’re ahead. The vast majority of gamblers in the world tell themselves, “I’ll just set aside this amount of money, that I can afford to lose, and then when it’s gone, so am I.”

What happens in most cases is the opposite. When the “fun fund” is gone, the gambler, feeling that it must be about time for him to win, continues to play. That’s when you start getting into real trouble. It’s been proven over and over: the longer you play, the more you lose. If you can get a handle on your greed, you will have a tremendous advantage over the house!

2. If you want to make money gambling online, treat it more like a job than a game. True, you’re playing cards, rolling dice and so on. But to be successful, you must make this slight attitude adjustment. Thinking of the process as a “job” will give you the impetus you need to familiarize yourself completely with the rules of each game, and strategies the experts have proven over and over. This, in turn, gives you a winning edge. And that’s when you will start to have a lot more fun!

3. Get yourself some realistic goals, and stick to them. Here’s an example. You have $50 and you’re willing to risk it gambling online. Are you looking to make ten times your investment? Then you need to readjust your thinking. A more realistic goal would be to double your money. Then if you reach your goal, you must take your greed by the throat, put it on a leash and quit the game for that session!

Casinos count on gamblers doing the opposite of those strategies outlined above. Have you noticed how they continue to flourish, while most gamblers fall by the wayside? Don’t become casino roadkill! Get information. Get smart. Get serious about the game.

The Internet is a great place to find online gambling strategies. You will want to read up as much as you can on each different game you play, since strategies vary, according to the game. Below are some tips and strategies from the experts for the most popular gambling game, blackjack. They illustrate the kind of valuable information you can get by doing your homework, either surfing the net, or reading a good, informative book on gambling strategies. You would do well to continue researching your favorite game before you place your bets.

Blackjack strategy

In blackjack–the most popular of all gambling games –there is a right way to bet, and a wrong way to bet. The real players, the ones who consistently make money on this game, have all studied basic blackjack strategy, )sometimes called “perfect blackjack”). Why does it work? It has to do with understanding when calling for a hit is in your favor and when it is better to stand. The odds for winning over the house are all well established for every situation. The only way to win more often at blackjack than by using the basic blackjack strategy is to count cards… and that’s illegal!

Your attitude adjustment has now begun, and you’re on your way to a new and more successful gambling experience. Congratulations!

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How to Play Poker — Poker Table Position

How to Play Poker — Poker Table Position

By: Tom Howze

Poker seating and the position one has at the table is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of
poker. It’s especially relative to the Texas Hold’Em poker game because it is positional in nature. Where a player sits
each hand determines the amount of information he or she can gain on other players. This can have a big effect on your poker strategy and how a hand is played. This article will reference how to play poker from a table of 10 players and discuss playing from the dealer, early, middle and late positions.

Dealer Position — This position, also referred to as “on the button”, is the most coveted because once the flop takes
place, the dealer is the last to act. This means you can watch and gather information on all the other players before
making your decision. Aggressive play is expected from this position, especially when all others have checked. Almost any hand except trash hands like 9 2, 10 4 offsuit can be considered for play here.

For example, your opponent has Jc, Jh. You have Qd, Kd and are the dealer. Your opponent raised $20 before the flop and you called. The flop shows 2d, 3d, 5d. You both check the flop and the turn shows 8c. Your opponent checks, you raise $20 and they call. On the river the Js comes up and your opponent raises $50. From watching you figure they may have trips. You raise to $100, they call and you win with a King high flush. Had you been in your opponents position of having to bet first, you would have been hard pressed to figure what the dealer had.

Early Position — This is made up of positions 1, 2 and 3 to the left of the dealer and are the least advantageous as you
are the first to act after the flop and have no information on the other players. Here one should play only the
strongest hands like paired A’s, K’s, Q’s, J’s, Tens, or suited AK, AQ, AJ and KQ. Anything outside of these one
should consider folding and waiting for a better opportunity, especially with an aggressive table. One thing that can be done from an early position is bluffing. Betting from an early position can imply that you do have a strong hand, but bluffing too often will result in others picking up on it and can be disastrous, particularly when aggressive
bettors are at the table.

Middle Position — Positions for the middle are 4th, 5th and 6th to the left of the dealer. Because the disadvantage is
not as great as with the early position, you have greater flexibility to play more hands. Hands like paired 5’s thru
9’s, suited connectors from 5 6 on up, unsuited connectors 5 6, 6 7, on up. There are more hands that can be played but this covers the majority that can be easily remembered. Being in the middle, it is better to raise than call if no
one is in the pot, if you have a playable hand and you feel some players will fold.

Late Position — The 7th, 8th and 9th seats at the table to the left of the dealer make up the late position. Here you
are in an excellent seating area of the table. You can gather a great amount of information about the players and
their hands. In these positions, one should be aggressive if not many have entered the pot. If there are a lot of
players, scale back the aggressive play unless you have the type of superior hand as discussed in the early position.
Another advantage of the late position is that you can easily play cards like 5 8, J 7, Q 8. For example, supposing
you have 5 8 in the late position and the flop is 2 6 7 unsuited and everyone else checks. Raising at a non-aggressive table would be the correct thing to do as it gives you a chance to gain control of the pot as well as keeping other raises in check from those who would try to steal the pot. But remember, it is not a license to play trash hands.

Poker seating is an advanced player concept, but the basics are simple enough for anyone to remember and take advantage of when the opportunity does present itself. Good luck!

Tom Howze is a webmaster for 9 sites that relate to online gambling, World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour events and updates. For more information, please visit 2005 World Series of Poker .