It’s unfortunate when a good session turns bad due to a few unlucky streaks of bad luck. But it happens. You’re having a great time, feeling relaxed and confident, when all of a sudden – BANG! – you lose your whole bankroll to a rogue casino scam or a greedy casino employee. Or maybe you’re just unlucky and don’t understand why you keep hitting bad streaks. Whatever the case may be, when your session turns out to be a bust, it’s time to recover!
In this article, we’ll discuss four steps you can take to bounce back from a bad gambling session.
1. Reset Your Bankroll
The very first thing you should do after a bad gambling session is to reset your bankroll. This is typically achieved by making a small deposit into your casino account – let’s say, $10. Just to be on the safe side, we’ll call this the “deposit limit” – and limiting the amount of money you’re willing to wager. For example, if you’ve been playing for an hour and have deposited $10, you might want to limit your wagers to $20 until you’ve had a chance to regroup.
Resetting your bankroll doesn’t mean you have to quit playing. You’re just being careful not to lose too much money. There’s still plenty you can win – as long as you follow the right steps and prepare for the unexpected. Plus, getting too attached to your bankroll can hurt your chances of winning in the long run. Attachment is one of the biggest enemies of successful, ethical gambling. If you feel like gambling is giving you problems, then it’s time to take a break. And when you return, you’ll be happy to know that your bankroll is once again healthy.
2. Review Your Win/Lose Record
Another thing you should do after a bad gambling session is to review your win/loss record. This is a good way to determine whether or not your luck is turning for the better or worse. It’s important to understand that the win/loss record is determined by your previous wagers, not the amount you’ve won or lost in total. So, if you consistently lose, but your wagers are reasonable, then it could just be a case of bad luck. You’re bound to have a few losing streaks before you start winning regularly again. But, as long as they don’t last too long or are too frequent, then it’s probably not a problem you need to worry about.
For example, if you’re a regular at a particular casino and have been winning frequently, it could be that the casino is throwing some kind of lucky charm or good-luck ritual at your table. If you start to lose, then it’s probably time to move on to another casino. This would be an example of luck turning for the worse. However, if your losses are isolated incidents and do not stand in the way of you winning regularly again, then it’s probably just a case of you needing to regroup and review your betting strategies. This could be due to a combination of factors – perhaps the casino is just getting better at spotting cheaters and helping them catch their scams, or maybe the game has changed and you’re not familiar with the new rules. Whatever the case may be, once you’ve isolated the problem, you can work on solving it and get back to where you belong: a winner.
3. Review Game Rules And Regulations
After a bad gambling session, it’s important to review the game rules and regulations. This is particularly important if you’re planning on keeping playing or going back to the casino – or if you’ve just had one of those rare bad streaks and don’t know why it happened. It could be that the rules have changed following your last session, and you’re not familiar with them. You must also know that some casinos are more fair than others – some will bend over backwards to keep customers happy, while others will secretly hope you lose so they can avoid paying out winning bets. This is why it’s important to do your research before playing at a casino – and to find out what their policies are regarding fraudulent behavior. You don’t want to become a victim of a scam, so it’s in your best interest to know what to look out for and how to prevent it. If you do get scammed, at least you’ll know what happened and why. It’s better to be aware than to find out much later that you were a victim of fraud. You could end up losing a lot of money, if you don’t know what signs to look out for, and the person or entity running the scam gets away with it. (This is why it’s important to get a hold of the police if you become a victim of fraud. The police will always be able to help you get your money back.)
Most casinos will have their rules and regulations posted on the website, so it’s important to check them before you play. Sometimes people try to trick you by telling you that gambling is legal in certain places or countries, or that it’s all permitted by the state governments. But, in reality, most casinos are illegal – particularly in Europe – and it’s your responsibility to know what laws you’re breaking by playing there. (Some countries, like Italy, actually make it very easy to get in trouble with the law if you’re playing there unlawfully. So, be careful!)
4. Talk To A Gambler
It’s also important to talk to a gambler if you’re experiencing problems with gambling. There are plenty of gamblers out there who could help you figure out what’s going on – if you’re having problems, that is. They might be able to point you in the right direction or even get you started on the Right Way to Bet. (This is assuming you’re interested in following a betting strategy. Most gamblers would just like to follow their lucky streak and keep on betting regardless of the outcome. But that’s their choice. You’re free to play or not to play, as you please.)
By taking the time to review these four steps, you’ll be able to bounce back from a bad gambling session quickly and effectively. Just keep in mind that getting ready for a bad session involves some degree of detachment, so it won’t be easy. But once you’ve started the process, getting back on the right track will be easier than you think – especially if you follow the right steps. And that’s the key to staying away from gambling problems in the first place. If you have a problem, then you know what to do – but if you don’t, then it might just be a case of bad luck. In which case, you should just try and stick to the right steps and have another go at it.