Published on January 26th, 2014 | by Steve Gardman0
We Love Gambling
Online gambling is the ultimate solitary gambling experience. You sit around at home, in front of your computer and gamble again and again, playing the games, trying to beat the odds and make a profit. It’s not about being fun, and it’s not about the atmosphere, environment and entertainment. It’s purely a quest to make some easy money. A quest you almost always fail at.
We’ve put a lot if consideration in how to begin this section of the site. If you’re our regular reader, you know that we want to help people. We always warn you about bad odds and we give you strategies to maximize your chances of success. That’s why we’ve decided to begin this section with a warning. It’s a warning to all – people who occasionally gamble, those who consider gambling and finally those who have already fallen under the spell of online gambling. It’s a warning about the inherent dangers of this type of activity and potential perils (mostly of the financial sort) that might follow in your life should you fall in the trap.
We like gambling. There is no denying it. We love to gamble. That’s why we made this site – we love gambling and we want to share our love and our knowledge with other people. We want to help those who think they are ready to go against the house. We want to assist those who want to take the casino’s money and then leave the place with a huge smirk on their faces. However, we are not addicted to gambling.
We like doing it, but we do it a calculated and methodical manner. We don’t need to gamble. We don’t bet our last money in futile attempts to restore our bankrolls. We don’t wait for the paycheck so we can visit the casino. Every time we make a bet, it’s planned. There is a strategy and schedule behind everything we do. We’re not in it for the money, but rather for the thrill. But we never seek the thrill if it’s not the time. If we lose, we lose – it’s time to go home and rest. It was a bad night – it happens.
We don’t run off to the ATM to get more money. Why are we telling you all this? Because it’s a very important distinction to make. You see, in land-based casinos, you usually have a plan. Whether you’ve taken a few days off, got a bankroll ready and left your credit card with your wife, or you’ve decided that Friday night you should go and spend a few bucks in the local gambling house, it’s usually something you plan for, and you’re responsible for.
You have a bankroll, and when that’s over – you’re done. Even if you have an addiction, in a land-based casino, you can still meet someone who can make you think about what you’re doing when you’re blowing off your entire paycheck; or you might think about it, yourself, as you reach inside your pocket and see exactly how much money you have left. This is not what happens in online casinos, though. In an online casino, you’re alone.
There is no one there. It’s just you. No one will tell you to think about what you’re doing and no one will remind you that you’re wasting your money. You can lose a lot of money rather fast in this manner. Online gambling is also much more addictive, which is why we urge not to begin if you have an addictive personality and poor impulse control. Because before you know it, you will have spent way too much money and you will be in over your head. And for what? A few numbers on a screen? It’s not really worth it.
But it’s not just that. It’s not a rule, but you might call it an observation that online casinos always use credit cards. This means that the money you use to gamble aren’t even your own. They are a debt you are making to the bank. You’re not planning a bankroll based on your paycheck. You are directly withdrawing money from the bank and you’re going to have to give it back, and pay handsome interest for it. It’s not the type of deal you should be considering even on your best day, but taking these money and pouring them into an online gambling site where you will probably lose them and never see them again is just ludicrous.
All of this is not even mentioning the speed at which the games are played. At the time I’m starting this sentence, people all over the world are betting online and counting on winning some money while standing alone, in the dark, in front of the computer screens; and by the time I finish it, most of these people will lose their bets and will fall into the cold and depressive desperation this solitary activity can easily bring you to.
It’s definitely not as glamorous as the land-based casinos and it can definitely cost you a lot more. Even if you’re making small bets, you are making them at such a pace that the sheer volume of the bets you place is enough to make an account cry. At no point in your experience are you stopping even for a second, so there simply isn’t any time to think about what you’re doing. There are no pauses – you just play, lose and play some more. You win sometimes but you then get so excited about that win, that you immediately lose it because that’s usually how online gambling works.
It’s not something you should even consider. If you have a problem with responsibly handling your money or you have poor impulse control, you should definitely stay away from online gambling. We don’t recommend online gambling to anyone (even though it has its benefits, as we will explore in subsequent sections) but we’d definitely advise against it if you’re easily addicted. And if you do gamble online, please, think carefully about the consequences every time before you place a bet. You have been warned.