How to Become a Successful Gambler
I hate when people refer to your successes in this business as luck. Yes, I admit there is small amount of luck that factors into your success but there is also a great deal of skill.
There are a few major topics that if you can master, you will be a skillful gambler. These topics are: Being sport smart, knowing your audience, using odds to your advantage, and possibly the most important of them all: knowing when to stop.
Being Sport Smart
First of all to make it in this business you have got to be sport smart. You can’t just walk into a casino or sit at home on your computer and randomly pick teams to win and cover spreads. You have to have a little backround first. Research the team’s you are betting on. Look for injured players. Look for any key trades or moves in the team that would cause a controversy between players or have a positive affect on their play. Also look at the history of these teams when they have previously played each other. History loves to repeat itself. Most importantly, you must know the game. Be aware of who’s hot and who’s not.
Knowing Your Audience
Knowing your audience is key. This skill comes into play when you go to sit down at the random cash game at your nearest casino, or when you get together with your friends and play at your normal home game. To play a good game of cards and make some good money off it you need to put yourself in your opponent’s shoes. If you are playing in a game with opponents you have not yet faced before, then play it slow at the beginning. Look for hints and tells that your opponents will do and say during the hand. Try to read their body and face expressions from when they first get their cards until they flip them over. This will help you hold or fold hands throughout the game. Once you sport a person’s tell; you own them.