Do you feel like you have gambling problems? Or are you confident that your gambling is under control and it’s an enjoyable, relaxing hobby? It can be difficult to admit to gambling problems, or any form of addiction or compulsive behaviour, while knowing it is hugely damaging to you, your partner and friends.Take a moment to answer some of these questions.1) How much time do you spend thinking about gambling – when not actually doing it?
2) Have you tried to limit your gambling – and failed?
3) If you are going through a bad spell do you chase your losses, or accept today is not your day?
4) Do you react in a confrontational manner if people have suggested you have gambling problems?If you see any common patterns in your answers to these questions, then the chances are gambling has taken a fiercer hold of you than you realise. My experiences are that addictions, in whatever form, take a subtle grip and it often requires you to step back and look at your behaviour, or perhaps meet someone new with a fresh pair of eyes who is not used to your habits. An outside person can be very honest in telling you if you have apparent gambling problems or addictive behaviour.If you do have the courage to admit you need some form of outside help to deal with your gambling then you do have options. However, there is no proven medication that can tackle your problem – at least according to the United States government.You can try working with groups, or self help is also starting to show results according to the US Department of Health. Whatever you try, there are success stories out there.
Gamble is nothing more than playing games of chance, especially for money, or to act in the hope of something being successful, true, etc., despite the risk of loss. Gambling is a thing one does with a risk of loss and chance of profit. The question that came into my mind as the subject of gambling is being discussed is this, should the issue of eternal consequence be handled as a game of chance? The answer should have been ‘NO’, yet it is very obvious that, many people today, especially, in the Church are gambling with the eternal destination of their souls. There is life after death. Death is not the end. After death comes judgment and all will be there to give account of how they have lived their lives here on earth.Eternity is time without end, a very long time that seems endless. Eternity is the same as everlasting, forever, time without end, endless ages. There are two side of it. Eternity in bliss of heaven, and eternity in torments of hell. Entrance into the bliss of heaven at last is by choice and not a game of chance. Eternity is not one billion years, but an endless year; it is immeasurable and innumerable, and it is not timed but eternal. It is very unfortunate that many people are trading away their eternity with God as if it is within a limited time. It is heart-breaking as one sees people taking decision that involves their eternal destiny as if there is a second chance. Jesus’ counsel on striving to enter heaven should be given serious consideration, especially this time.Man is a composite being, made up of the body, the soul and the spirit. The body is housing the soul which houses the spirit. The soul and the spirit of man does not die. A man’s soul is worth more than the whole world put together. Lack of this knowledge will make one to play the game of chances as Esau did. Judas and Demas sold their eternity in hell because of material gain. Understanding of eternity and the worth of your soul will make you not to sell the truth you have bought and to refuse the enticing words of sinners, as well as guarding jealously what you have to ensure that your faith is not overthrown by the sleight of man who lie in wait to deceive.One of the major characteristics or traits of those who gamble with their eternity is strong attachment to the mundane. The devils know this and so will use things that relate to the flesh and the world as bait. He said to God, who boasted about job’s integrity and faithfulness, that a negative touch on his material things and family will make him to curse God. In the Bible, Esau gambled away his birthright in order to satisfy the immediate need of the flesh and blood which will not enter into heaven. Demas was a victim of attachment to the flesh, which lusts against the spirit. The easy victims of deception of Satan’s last days’ strategy are those given to things that satisfy the need of the flesh, such as miracles, material blessings, wealth, healing, and the devil takes advantage of wrong focus to mislead and overthrow the faith of the unwary. You need to persevere in the faith, otherwise an eternal irreparable mistake or slip or fall will occur. Remember that the devil is so clever and he does not appear as devil, so his ministers do not appear as ministers of Satan, but as ministers and angels of light. Your eternity is in your hand. You have to resolve to keep to the rule of running the race of life to a successful end and to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
Gambling for a living is one career choice you’re better off not choosing. Hey, anyone can get lucky and win a State lottery or win a million dollar poker tourney don’t get me wrong. It’s also a fun way for entertainment if you keep your senses about you. Those big wins are far and few though, and so many people start out gambling just for fun, but end up regretting it.We all have our own choices in life to make and like drinking, not all who drink have a problem. All who gamble fall into that same category. The only difference is that people (especially the younger generation) see poker tourney’s paying millions of dollars. They see sports betting on the internet where you can bet on anything. Everything is so easy to assess and so much fun it seems like a great way to make a living. (but it’s all a mirage) The only people making a living gambling are those who are taking advantage of other gamblers.They know that there are spiritual laws set in place in the world that everyone falls under, (no one is exempt) no matter what anyone may think. The people making the money off the gamblers hopes,dreams and addiction know all this. They see exactly the road the individual is on and will end up. The so call wise guys of the world see this happening every day. The sad thing is that the person being taken for a ride is the last person to see what has happen to them.There is no magical secret formula to any kind of gambling. I say this because people are also out there selling books, CD’s, 800 numbers for picks or expert advice etc. It’s all legal in comparison to the wise guy betting, but it’s all the same. The people are just taking advantage in a more legal way that’s all. The gamblers of the world came up with the us of these methods to generate money to support their habit. I’ve seen some even become local bookies. It’s all a bad scene when a gambler gets lost in that tail spin. The young people think their different, smarter, etc. but that has nothing to do with it, (and they all learn that soon enough). It’s a very attractive life style, but a costly one.Don’t get me wrong gambling can be fun, but it’s more luck than anything. Don’t you believe for a second ANYONE will sell you a winning formula about ANYTHING! If you was to have that so call winning formula you wouldn’t be selling it that’s for sure. (you wouldn’t have no need too) The secret and most important thing to remember is gambling is all luck…and when you start thinking it’s more than that…you’re headed for trouble…and this is 2 cents that can save you many dollars…:)…cooljim a fan/and devil’s advocate.
It is late and no one else is awake. What you really want is a rousing game of poker. Happily, there are a number of chances to play poker at your online casino. Just sit down and log in to your favorite site, or possibly check out that new online casino poker gambling site that just started.Online casino poker gambling is no longer available in the U.S. due to a ban passed by the government in 2006, called the Unlawful Internet Enforcement Gaming Act (UIGEA). A few of the casinos in other parts of the world declined to accept players from the U. S. for a bit, until they could be assured that money would still be securely obtained. That is changing now that money can securely change hands.There are several payment options available for online gamblers; credit cards, Neteller, Firepay, Paypal and wire transfers.Online casino poker gambling is very popular. One site, Bodog, advertises that they will soon deal their one billionth poker hand. That is very exciting. To increase the excitement, Bodog is offering more and more incentives and prizes from the 980,000,000 hand on. This illustrates how some of the older sites are so successful for so long. Some of the online casino pokers’ gambling rooms have famous players’ fresh from the latest televised tournament, as hosts. There are many versions of poker tournaments, with the best being offered by the more experienced older casinos.Some of the benefits of newly opened online poker casinos are; awesome sign up deals, superior software designed for the game, and a more entertaining site. For instance, the player can select an icon that uniquely represents themselves at the playing table. The better sites will have excellent customer support and are licensed in the area where they originate. They will also ensure the players privacy and refuse to sell information to third parties.All online casinos are aware that if they do not operate fairly, they could be blacklisted. There are several opportunities for players to provide reviews of the online casino they frequent.Some words of caution are appropriate here. As with any game, educating yourself about the rules, strategies and how much money you are willing to lose are of paramount importance. Remember, Poker is a game of skill. The elements of chance that are sure to surprise the player are what provide the excitement of the game. There a number of books and online sites that will provide the education needed to be a successful poker player. Not only will you learn what to bid and what to fold, you can even learn how to cheat. Casinos are on the look out for cheaters and will banish them at the outset. It is poor business to tolerate cheating. By studying how to cheat, you can learn to recognize when it is happening at your table and beat a hasty retreat. It is also imperative to report cheating if you suspect that it is happening.
Neteller and online gambling provide a means whereby players can safely deposit funds in order to gamble online. Neteller is one of the most popular internet-based methods to use, which securely transfers money to online casino gambling accounts. As a reliable and convenient way to transfer funds, Neteller offers seven different payment methods from which to choose in addition to five withdrawal options.Opening an AccountWhile each online gambling website requires individuals to open separate accounts, Neteller only requires you to open one account with them. However, Neteller is not available in all countries so you will have to be a resident of one of the countries it currently serves. After establishing that you are in fact a resident of a qualified country, you will need to input some personal information to initiate an account. This data includes:
Email and password
Answer to a security question
Full name, address and phone number
Gender and birth dateFor verification, Neteller will send an email to the address you provided. Once verified, you will be asked to enter necessary financial information. The initial registration is the first step towards the Neteller and online gambling experience.Making a DepositSeveral options are available to account holders who want to deposit funds:
Ukash–This option permits users to transfer money from vouchers they have purchased. No fees are charged for Ukash and the transaction is instantly processed.
Instant Bank Deposits– The user’s financial institution transfers money to Neteller using online banking services. Fees are charged but rates vary and it is an instant transaction.
Local Bank Deposits–This involves money transfers performed inside the bank, which goes to a Neteller account. No fees apply with local bank deposits but clearing times are not instant and vary.
Visa or MasterCard–A simple, immediate transfer from one of these credit cards to Neteller. A fee of 1.75 percent is applied for each transaction.
Visa Debit Card–This is a free and immediate transfer.
International Bank Transfer-No fees are involved but time of completion ranges from two to five business days.Be aware that Neteller charges customers a currency exchange rate of 2.5 percent in addition to the interbank market rate for that day.WithdrawalsOptions available for withdrawals are:
Net prepaid card
Bank draftThe time from the moment you perform a withdrawal transaction to the time you receive the money may range from immediately to up to 14 business days. Receiving currency that is different from the currency in your Neteller account will have a foreign exchange fee applied to it as well.Neteller offers a safe and secure way to transfer and withdraw money while having fun playing online casino games. It is easier to enjoy these games when you know you trusting your financial information with established and reputable companies like Neteller and online casinos.
I receive many emails each week from people who deposited money at an online casino, only to walk away empty handed merely minutes later. Most of them are quite upset and
understandably so. When you have lost money you want to blame someone. It’s part of the human psyche and
a natural reaction.When I ask people if they were playing according to a strategy the answer is normally something like “Huh? What’s that?”. Enough said. Now don’t get me wrong. I am not suggesting we all go out and obtain science degrees and start crunching numbers in every playing session. I am however suggesting that you arm yourself with a few important tools before you deposit your hard earned money at an online casino.
These basic tools are not rocket science, but they require you to do some work
before you spin the reels or lay a chip.Money ManagementThis is by far one of the most important aspects of gambling at online casino but astonishingly one of the least discussed subjects.
A sound money management strategy consists of three important elements: budget
management, bankroll management and betting limits.Budget management is simple enough. Set your monthly budget and stick to it. Only
gamble with more if you are playing
with winnings. In fact, I have a rule for myself where I don’t even do this. I cash my winnings in immediately. There’s an old belief in gambling that money you have won will go back faster to the casino than your own and I
buy that.A bankroll management strategy simply relates to how you are
going to spread your budget across several playing sessions and across a variety
of games. This will maximize your playing experience. It is no use dumping your
entire session bankroll into an expensive slot machine if you are looking to get
entertained for a couple of hours. Finally, manage your betting limits. Decide
how high you are prepared to go and stick to it. Too many people get an
adrenaline rush and cross their limits. Although you may win every now and then
you’ll spend far more time in front of the TV over time.Game StrategyNo
matter which online casino game you prefer, following a basic strategy is a
hundred times better than having no strategy at all. Online casino gambling
strategies range from very simple to highly sophisticated. Take blackjack for
example. Basic strategy involves a simple strategy card that will guide your
decision to hit, fold, or stand on a given hand. More sophisticated strategies involve things like card counting. As far as slots go, a simple spin and hope
strategy won’t get you far. There are simple strategies like machine selection
to more expansive progressive loss betting systems. The net is littered with
gaming strategies so you won’t have to search for too long.Some basic but careful planning could make your experience a lot more worthwhile!
Baccarat gambling is fun easy to play and you have a great chance of winning. Here we will look at the basics of baccarat gambling and in part 2 look at some tips to win.If you have not played Baccarat yet, or want to simply sharpen your skills these articles are for you.Baccarat Gambling is perhaps the simplest game to play with no decisions made after a bet is placed.
The rules are set and final.The Dealer at the table must act according to these rules without consulting players. Baccarat gambling can be very exciting nevertheless, and somehow it is made more glamorous than any other game.A normal baccarat table is about the size of a craps table with up to 3 casino dealers and up to 14 players. Each player, including the player dealing, may still bet on either the player or the banker usually the dealer to bets on the banker.Rotating around the table, the deal is similar to how the dice rotate around the craps table. A player may pass the shoe to the next player. The same person will keep dealing as long as the banker keeps winning. Baccarat gambling is very simple. Here is how it’s done.The dealer will put two cards, face down, held under the shoe, and deal the player with the greatest bet on the player the other two cards, face down. This player can view his cards and immediately gives them back to the dealer. The dealer will then turn over the cards and one of the casino dealers will announce the totals.Depending on the results the dealer may then deal a third card. Finally the dealers will pay winning wagers and collect losing ones out of the dealer’s tray. Nothing could be simpler than baccarat gambling.Meanings of the hand dealtA numbered card less than ten is worth its face value, aces are worth 1, and tens and face cards are worth 0. The suit is immaterial. The highest total of any baccarat hand is nine. A two-card total of nine is called a “natural” and cannot lose. A two-card eight is the second-best hand and is called a natural as well. If both player and bank are dealt identical hands, it is a tie and neither wins.The score of the cards dealt is the right digit of the total of the cards. For example if the two cards were a 6 and 5, then the total would be 11, and the score would be a 1. The totals will range from 0 to 9 and there is no possibility to bust.Betting Options in Baccarat GamblingThe game begins when all players bet either on the ‘player’, ‘banker’, or a tie.The Players OptionsIn case the player or the banker has a total of an 8 or a 9 they both must stand. In case the player has total of 6 or 7, the player must stand. In case the player has total of 5 or less, the player automatically hits.The Dealers OptionsIn case the player stands, the banker must hit on a total of 5 or less. In case the player gets the third card then the banker draws a third card according to the following format:If the banker has total of 0, 1, 2: The banker must draw a third card.If the banker has total of 3: the banker must draws if the player’s 3rd Card is a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-9-0 (not 8)If the banker has total of 4: the banker must draw if player’s 3rd Card is 2-3-4-5-6-7If the banker has total of 5: the banker must draw if player’s 3rd Card is 4-5-6-7If the banker has total of 6: the banker must draw if player’s 3rd Card is a 6 or 7If the banker has total of 7: the banker must stand.The Winning Hand in Baccarat GamblingSimply – the winning hand is the one closest to 9.In part 2 of Baccarat Gambling you can learn how to bet, when to bet, the best strategy, and some secrets of the game.
At one point in time our society believed that gambling addiction only affected the gambler. However new information now available and those directly affected realized that gambling detrimental to the economic, political, social and physical well being of individuals, the community and the nation.Gambling addiction negatively affects everyone. The following situations are from real situations that have occurred.A compulsive gambler borrows money from friends and family not having the ability to pay back these loans. In one case I remember the family who loaned the money had to cut back their spending once they realized the loan was not going to be repaid.A compulsive gambler uses their credit cards to get cash in order to gamble not having the ability to pay back these loans. The credit card company receives notice that one of their card holders is now filing bankruptcy.A compulsive gambler no longer has the ability to spend money on local businesses and or charitable organizations. In turn the local businesses revenues decrease.A compulsive gambler no longer spends the quality time with their family members.A compulsive gambler’s work production decreases while co-workers pick up the slack.A compulsive gambler resorts to embezzlement as a means to continue feeding their habit.A compulsive gambler was sentenced to jail time for illegal acts. This situation is a no win for everyone involved. The gambler can not pay back their debt while in jail.A compulsive gambler commits suicide.A compulsive gambler spouse files for divorce.All of the above examples demonstrate that gambling addiction is detrimental to the economic, political, social and physical well being of individuals, the community and the nation.Now that there is a problem, it’s time to find a solution and at the same time help those with a gambling addiction to move forward. There are websites that can help the compulsive gambler but there are no websites that can put the cash back into our society so we can move forward.
A compulsive gambler is dependent on the game and a lot of time and money is spent. A gambling addiction can be defined in many ways but one thing is clear, if a player of casino games encounters these problems on a regular basis there is often a compulsion towards gambling.These are some of the symptoms of the compulsive gambler.How to recognize compulsive gambling?Recognizing a compulsive gambler can be very difficult. There are cases known where the person has had an addiction less than 20 years has managed to keep it hidden. Debt had piled in the hundreds of thousands but it was observed by no one in his environment.The symptoms of a compulsive gambler can be divided into four groups: psychological distre, physical symptom, social problems and, of course, financial problems.Psychological symptoms may include:• depressed mood
• thoughts of suicide
• aggressive feelings
• inferiorityPhysical symptoms may include:• headache
• sleep disorders
• memory loss
• gastrointestinal symptomsYou will notice that gamblers share a lot of the same symptoms as drug addicts. Typically their social skills are lacking as well. Often, a person with a gambling problem loses all his friends and ends up in social isolation.Compulsive behaviorA compulsive gambler, you will be able to recognize a certain connection with the person where you have to compare his behavior with the behavior that he / she previously exhibited and / or behaviors that he / she expected. Below are some examples:• When a player often says that he / she won. Often the gambler is living in a world of denial.• A person with a compulsive gambling problem borrows money from anywhere they can. They will borrow from family, friend and even coworkers. Often these debts are not repaid by the loss of gambling addicts.• Absence is often a noticable aspect of problem gamblers. When someone is frequently not where they say they will be it is time to suspect.What can one do to stop a gambling problem?It is not easy for a gambler to stop his addiction. Often the addict knows that they have an addiction. If you know someone you think has a gambling addiction, try talking to that person and let them know you have sympathy for their situation.Talking is one of the most important ways a compulsive gambler can begin to recognize his problem. Just calling the compulsive gambler helps them to understand that they lost control of their gambling.
While I am a theoretical physicist by training, my first job offer after graduation was not in physics. It was in gambling. Less than a couple of months after defending my dissertation I was headed to Los Angeles. Here, in the heart of the southern part of the Golden State was to be my first job. More precisely, it was to be for a gaming company in Beverly Hills. The company was founded by two gamblers who had happened to make a fortune playing Blackjack in Las Vegas. Now they had other people play for them in local Southern California casinos.But they were not playing against the house. They were playing for the house which always has an edge. My company would simply employ these people to work as prop players. As such, they were trained to play various casino games (Blackjack, Pan Nine, Pai Gow Poker) and were paid an hourly wage for that which was certainly very competitive compared to the minimum wage. I was in charge of developing training software for these players based on optimal strategies that I was also responsible to work out.For these people it was really a risk free job in gambling. There are more players like that out there. Because of the huge popularity of poker (especially Texas Holdem), some casinos employ prop players to keep the poker tables running and make money off “the fish”: inexperienced players, frequently tourists.There are also prop daytraders who trade using the capital of a firm that employs and trains them in their proprietary strategies. However, often prop traders are required to put in some deposit, a small capital of their own. Yet, this is also pretty much a risk free job save for the deposit that may not be returned.And there is yet another good way to profit from gambling or daytrading. Who do you think made more money during the California Gold Rush in the mid 19th century: those mining gold or those who were supplying shovels to them? And whose job was easier? While some people did strike gold and became rich, it’s probably safe to say that many more ended up rich by selling tools to the miners. And there is nothing wrong with that: virtually every human activity requires tools, that’s what separates humans from the rest of animal world, and before you develop your own, if necessary at all, it only makes senses to start with what is already available on the market.Yes, it is certainly possible to make money as a vendor, a developer of systems, strategies, or other tools, without actually gambling or daytrading, although a respectable vendor is expected to have some practical experience in the field in which he operates. These days, with the Internet becoming the most ubiquitous and versatile form of communication ever, it is very easy to sell tools for gamblers and daytraders via one’s own website.All you need to know, except for the expert knowledge of gambling or daytrading, is how to go about it. How to create your own eBook or software, how to create a website for its online presence, and how to market it. While all this may seem a bit daunting at first, for first steps in virtually anything tend to be particularly challenging, many have done this already and many more will certainly follow in their footsteps. In fact, it is much easier to do so these days than it was a few years back as now there is more information and more tools dedicated to helping new authors publish and market their expert work.