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
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
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 another day!
Here they are in short
Our Ten Commandments
for Gambling Online!
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 control.
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 spouse's!
9} Don't try to play when there are a lot of distractions.
10) Know when to quit!