Dos and Don'ts
for Gambling Online
Gambling Online for
the first time can be,...well,... kind of scary. You might hear some
good stories from people about their experiences, and you will also
hear some bad ones. This leads me to the 1st commandment for
gambling online. Never gamble more than you can honestly afford to
lose. The money is real, and so is "the gamble". This is no
different than playing in Vegas. The house has the edge, and you are
gambling that you will beat the odds.
Most of us
wouldn't mortgage our house to gamble with in Vegas and you
shouldn't do it online either! If you are the type of person who
could actually do that, you need to listen to the 2nd commandment!
Gambling can be addictive, and you may be one of those types of
people who simply need to stay away from any type of
casino. If you are, seek help from a professional. Gambling should
be fun! Exciting when you win, and sort of bummer when you
lose. Those emotions are
what drives us to gamble. The "Thrill of Victory" and the
"Agony of Defeat!"
At the same time, it
should never be a life changing amount of money for you when you
lose, which leads to the 3rd commandment. Keep those emotions under
control. You can lose a lot, fast, if you don't. Play with your head
and not with your emotions.
Keeping in stride
with playing with your "Head", The 4th commandment would have
to be, to only play when you are alert. Don't play when your tired, or
not feeling well. You need to be mentally sharp, and it's much
easier to control those emotions when you are well rested.
The 5th commandment.
Don't drink too much when you are playing. Playing online is an
advantage for me, since I don't have all that casino ambience
pumping me up, and a gorgeous waitress bringing me cocktails at the
speed of light. Know your limits, or just abstain while you playing.
Get a good win in and get hammered afterwards!
After you have
your personal traits and weaknesses inventoried, you need to take the time
to find a brand of software that you like, with the best odds or
rules for the games you like to play.
The 6th commandment is to do your homework! You will have many
choices to make when gambling online. Finding a software brand that
you like, with the best odds for the games you like to play can take
some time. If you are a Newcomer, have a look at this page for some
beginning suggestions. Click
The lucky 7th
commandment is to read the general terms, AND any "sign
up" bonus money terms on the site before you deposit! The
online casinos are very competitive and offer some nice 1st time
sign up bonuses. All bonuses will have "CONDTIONS"
attached to them. Sorry, there are no free lunches, but they sure
can increase your chances of getting a nice win! Most of them will
have wager-thru requirements. In short, you must put your money, and
the bonus money in play for a specified number of times before you can
cash out. Some are 8 times thru, and some are much higher. READ THE
TERMS!! Some that look great on the surface, might not be as good as
others that appear less generous.
You should be about
ready to download and deposit at this point. Our 8th commandment
is, don't screw with the system. Don't use someone else's credit
card or banking solution to fund you account. Not even a spouse's!
If it says one sign up per household, that's what it means! You
can't take a sign up bonus if you spouse already did. It's called multiple
accounts and they will catch it on your IP address almost every
time. If you win, and have multiple accounts they WILL void your
winnings and not return your deposit. You will probably wind up on
the shit list and have a hard time playing at the respectable online
casinos. So don't try to pull anything over on them. Be honest and
you'll do just fine!
Our 9th commandment
for gambling online is, no distractions! Don't try to play if there
are a lot of distractions. Playing Blackjack while mashing the potatoes
for dinner is generally not a good idea. If you accidentally "mis-click
and lose a 100.00 bet instead of a 1.00 bet, you'll have a hard time
convincing anyone it was an accident! This isn't Microsoft
solitaire, and there isn't an 'UNDO" option after the cards are
played. You can change your bet before hand, but once you click the
deal, or spin button, it's a done deal! So, limit the distractions
if you can.
And finally, the 10th
commandment is to "know when to quit". This works both
ways folks! If you have more than sufficiently met all your
wager-thru bonus requirements, and are well up on the casino, then quit while
you're ahead! By the same token, chasing losses can be a killer too,
and sometimes it's better to just take the loss and come back
Here they are in
Our Ten Commandments
for Gambling Online!
Never gamble more than you can honestly afford to lose.
2} Gambling can be addictive. Get help if you have a problem.
3} Keep those emotions under
4} Don't play when your tired, or not feeling well.
5} Don't drink too much when you are playing.
6} Do your homework! Find a
software brand that you like, with the best odds for the games you
like to play.
7) READ THE TERMS and
CONDITIONS of the bonuses!
8} Don't screw with the system. Don't use someone else's
credit card or banking solution to fund you account. Not even a
9} Don't try to play when there are a lot of distractions.
10) Know when to quit!