Winning is of course more fun than losing. However, if you gamble a lot you can’t avoid the fact that you will also lose sometimes and if things are really bad you have to deal with losses for a whole period of time.
Gamblers from all over the world and with all kinds of backgrounds, different finances, different interests and different levels of experience can tell you that losing can really hurt. It’s natural to want to put an unfortunate period in gambling behind you quickly, but how do you get out of that negative, vicious cycle?
Learn to lose
If you want to gamble on a regular basis, then you have to accept that sooner or later you will go through an unfortunate period of losing a lot of money. People who have been gambling for a long time can undoubtedly tell you that it is almost impossible to maintain a winning streak for long. Sooner or later things will go wrong and then the trick is to remain calm. This means that you must be able to be strong at that unfortunate moment and simply leave with pain in your heart and an empty wallet.
The first time is always the toughest; you lose a large amount of money or have already lost a few times in a row. It’s depressing and your motivation doesn’t usually go up. You’d prefer to continue gambling online and make up for your losses as soon as possible. However, it is doubtful whether this is wise. It would be better to learn how to lose so that you have the strength to walk away and come back later twice as strong.
It can happen anytime, anywhere
Gambling on games of chance at the casino is always a risk. Even if you have a favorite game where you have never lost, sooner or later you may have to deal with losing. Given that losing does not always happen, it is important to know that you are not the first to lose, but you certainly won’t be the last either. And above all; after losing, sooner or later there will also ‘just’ come a time when you will win again. Don’t let an unfortunate period stop you from just trying again the next time, even on your favorite game where you suddenly lost money.
The worst thing that can happen during an unfortunate period of losing is that you start thinking negatively; I’ll never win again, the losing won’t stop, the game isn’t made for me anymore and so on. Sound familiar? The excitement of the game can cause all sorts of different human emotions to surface; happiness, sadness, anger, joy, trepidation. There are ways to eliminate negative emotions to parlay you back into profit after an unhappy period.
Losing at the casino is always your own doing, especially if you choose a game based on a luck factor. So before you start blaming other elements, such as the casino or game itself, it’s good to take your own responsibility.
Maybe you got overconfident or made a bet that was not wise in retrospect. Since we can never tell in advance what a winning bet is and what a losing one is, making a choice is often one of feeling. If you win, you feel that you are responsible, so the same should apply to losses.
The pity party
Ever stood in a casino and lost all your money within 15 minutes? That much bad luck is unique, but you’re going to experience it sooner or later. Even the easiest-looking winnings can end up being negative, and then you’re quickly done.
Your first emotion will not be positive and chances are you’ll get angry, go to the bar to drink your sorrows away or let them influence your emotions for the rest of the evening. However, gambling is still for fun and it should stay that way. Can you join the pity party? Or in other words, can your loss still remain positive and upbeat.
Choose lucky charms
Gambling and superstition have gone hand-in-hand for decades. So-called lucky charms, as weird as it sounds, can help you get back into a positive vibe. You can think of a ‘stone or knot of luck’, the fingers crossed method, a special ritual prior to gambling and you name it. The moment so-called lucky charms help you win again, you will undoubtedly be prepared to make use of them more often. So it may sound crazy, but after an unfortunate period, lucky charms can help you experience the happiness of winning again.
Only gamble with what you can afford to lose
The hallmark of an unhappy period in gambling is that you start gambling with money you can’t actually afford to lose, just to make up for your losses all at once. This can be the prelude to more losses and a completely unhappy period. It is one of the basic rules of gambling to only bet money that you can necessarily miss, for example, a portion of your salary that you have left over at the end of the week. Don’t choose to forcibly make up for your losses, because then you make choices you normally wouldn’t have made and you are therefore addicted. Sometimes it is better to temporarily walk away from the table and take your losses. Next time, you’ll have new opportunities.
People who like a pragmatic approach may choose to think positively. This means that if you visit the casino with a positive feeling, you are also more likely to get positive results. Don’t go to the casino purely for the win, but look at both wins and losses from the positive side. There is no one way to end your unhappy period and miracles do not exist, but even the professional gamblers will tell you that a positive mindset can bring you a lot.
A lot also comes down to experience, the more often you win and lose, the better you know how to handle such situations. So if you really want to know how to say goodbye to an unhappy period, it’s important to gamble consistently, but only with money that you can actually lose.