How often do people walk into a casino, ready to gamble until they win — without a real strategy behind their game? If we’re being honest, probably too often. Every day, life presents you with a lesson to be learned, so take a gambling lesson or two from the pros who’ve all been there before.

On Getting in the Right Mindset

“Declare your intentions and speak it out, shout it out, even yell it out until you believe it! Convince yourself you can do great things!”

– Daniel Negreanu, Professional Poker Player

When you’re heading into the casino, go in with your intentions already set in your mind. Whether it’s to keep going until you win big or just to walk away before you lose too much, knowing your goals in advance will give you a better outcome.

On Having a Strategy

“You don’t gamble to win. You gamble so you can gamble the next day.”

– Bert Ambrose, English Bandleader and Violinist

Sure winning is great, but what goes up must come down. So, if you keep risking your money, eventually you may lose it all. Don’t just play to win — play so you have enough to come back to the casino another day.

On Loving the Game

“You know the best part of the best drug in the world isn’t the high. It’s the moment just before you take it. The dice are dancing on the table.  Between now and the time they stop, that’s the greatest high in the world.”

 Walter Abrams, “Two for the Money“

Sometimes it’s not even the feeling of actually winning that gives you the most satisfaction. It’s the moment right as you flip over your cards, throw the dice, or place your bet that gives you the rush, the real joy of playing the game. Live in that moment, and just enjoy the ride.

On Knowing When To Fold ‘Em

“Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do.”

– Baltasar Gracian Morale, Writer and Philosopher

Do yourself and your wallet a favor, and don’t keep gambling money when you don’t have. If you keep losing, walk away, and try again another day. If you’re on a winning streak, know when to take your money and go, instead of continuing to risk losing it.

While not everyone can hit it big, you can take a few tips from the pros into the casino to help. If you want to put your newfound wisdom to the test, host a casino party with all your friends and family. Our dealers give detailed instructions for beginners, so everyone is sure to have a great time.

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