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.
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.
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.
In my opinion gambling is so appealing because of the opportunity to get something for nothing. The opportunity for a person to sit down at a machine for example, put a $20 bill into that machine, and walk away from said machine with more than a $20 bill for simply pushing buttons. This is what we all hope for, but how stupid does that sound when you read it? Pretty stupid, right? Oh, but wait. That machine flashes and makes dinging sounds at you and someone walks around and asks you if you would like anything to drink, so the whole process is entertaining, right? I almost forgot about the entire process being “entertaining”.That’s the excuse we all use. I used to use the “entertaining” excuse to why I gambled. The entertaining excuse and the free drinks’ excuse. The free drinks are a good one. I used to say, “Yea, I may not win any money, but I get free drinks.” Now that I don’t drink or gamble anymore that excuse sounds so stupid it’s almost unimaginable! But the fact remains, that I used to say exactly that. Of course, when you actually think about it the drinks are anything but free, but when we want to gamble, we will convince ourselves of almost anything.This is another big appeal of gambling. Not dealing with reality and the truth. When you’re gambling you’re doing anything but dealing with what’s true. Because what’s true are all of the things mentioned above and the simple fact that gambling is a complete waste of money. That’s the truth that many people don’t want to deal with all in the name of flashing lights, noises, and free drinks.The bottom line is that gambling is so appealing because of the promise of something for nothing. Too many people want to receive something for nothing. The good news is that you can break this cycle if you just try. I think Marcus Aurelia’s said it best when he reminded us, “Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.”. You can overcome anything that you think you need to. By the way, do you remember what your mother told you years ago? “You can’t get something for nothing.” This my friends, is the truth.
Most gamblers always want to have a grasp at that vital and valuable information which improves their betting patterns thereby establishing a winning streak that has eluded a lot of players. However getting the right data that numbers in the thousands is the problem players’ faces. The hardship and difficulty arising in collection and review of those data will be tedious and overbearing especially for players who are in the midst of a great losing streak.Nevertheless gamblers who read this can have some basic knowledge of simple yet effective gambling tips that can elevate their game. One proven way as far as betting patterns is concern is the use of even money bets. These way players have more chances of winning. Although this gambling tip covers for all games of chance we can make use of roulette as our example. In roulette there are 3 even money bets whose probability is a high 48.65% chance of winning. Prudent players will certainly wager on these bets and disregard any notion of high yielding bets such as single number bet which has a payout of 35 to 1 but with a probability of 2.65% win.Another great tip also under betting patterns is setting limits to winnings in terms of monetary value per day. In other words players are to set their winning goal base on their playing capital. 10% goal of playing capital is realistic and easily achievable. This way the danger of prolong play diminishes the risk where the house can win back players winningsFurther to the above tip, it is advisable to call it a day every time target winning is met. This is a formidable strategy as the casino cannot get back at players’ winning. There are no rules on quitting early. In fact this brings a psychological advantage on players well beating the house does not come easy.Confidence in oneself is a key ingredient to winning. I’ve seen players afraid to shrug-off simple setback thereby precipitating ill timed bets and delayed reaction to situations. Intrepid persons are focus on their work and unafraid of any negative consequences from petty losses.We mentioned earlier of limits to winning, well limits to losses are equally as imperative as in winning. These way players are bound to stop at a certain level of loss thereby preventing any further cash-bleeding. It is advisable not to take any action such as running after losses where situation presents that loss limit for the day have been reach. In casino it is always easier to lose than sustaining wins.So there you have it simple yet effective gambling tips that form part of players’ strategy and techniques.
Internet poker gambling is a fun and challenging. Internet poker gambling brings the excitement of poker together with the convenience of the Internet. Lots of people are looking for web sites on which they can play poker games, no matter what time of day or night it is. Internet poker game playing is very convenient and a lot of fun for people that choose to play it. People that gamble online can amass a substantial portion of income if they are skilled poker players. They can play internet poker gambling games as multiplayer games in which they can play against strangers or against their known friends, and can even set their own tables up on some web sites to win money that way.This type of gambling is very stimulating and challenging, and a lot of people are really happy that Internet poker game playing exists. Generally speaking, Internet poker gambling is very lucrative for both the gambling site and the gamblers themselves. Internet poker game playing is lucrative for good players because they are able to amass a certain amount of money from other players and the gambling website is able to make money by keeping gamblers coming to their website.There’s a lot of competitiveness in the poker gambling online community because it is such a sought after commodity, and there are so many people that want to play. But sometimes the gamblers just don’t know which web sites are the best on which to play. Doing some research on Internet poker gambling can help you to decide what site is best for you and what site offers what you want.