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					Losers! How to Avoid Becoming One

The chances of a person drawing a royal flush is the same regardless of
who he is. But why do some people lose so much and why do other people
seem so damn lucky. You know the rules and you know the odds, why is it
your still losing. Loser? Probably not, but to make sure check out this
list. It won’t guarantee winning but might help you avoid the loser tag.

1. Decide on how much you are willing to lose (and win)

People lose a lot of money gambling due to lack of planning. They gamble
way over their head because they don’t know when to stop. The reason
being they didn’t plan when to stop.

2. Don’t borrow other people’s money to gamble

If you can’t afford to lose money, don’t play in the first place. The
added pressure of playing someone else’s money is too much. Losing your
own money is difficult enough, so if you don’t have some, don’t play.

3. Set the alarm.

If you’ve already decided how much you’re willing to lose, well and good.
Now it’s time to set a time limit. You can’t play forever and you
shouldn’t., especially if you’re playing in a casino. The games favor the
house in all cases, the longer you play the chances of you losing
increases. So, set the alarm and then leave when it goes off.

4. Time out

Don’t play continuously without a break. The excitement and the adrenalin
can probably get you going non-stop but when fatigue sets in, you start
making bad decisions and make mistakes. So, rest up and relax. Then go
back in.

5. Do other stuff.

Preoccupying yourself with only gambling breaks your inner balance. True,
focusing gets good results but focusing only on one thing alone leads to
bad things. Doing other things gives you a different perspective on other
things that you do, it gives you possible insights that you may miss when
focused on one thing only.

6. Don’t gamble when you're stressed or emotional

Not being in the right frame of mind can cost you big on the table. The
most obvious thing that you would be lacking is focus. If your mind is
preoccupied with other things and the state of your emotions is a mess.
Those things lead to poor judgment and critical mistakes.

Simple plays become more difficult and most things become confusing. The
poor emotional state you are in means playing emotionally instead of
smartly.

				
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