Gaming online is not like the traditional form. The two may be similar when it comes to odds and how the games are played, but the difference in surroundings can make our behaviour change a great deal. When I first started gaming online I figured that the randomness was favoured to the house more than traditional casinos. I believed this because it seemed that I lost more online than I normally would.
I realized that I was placing more bets on weaker odd situations. The comfort of my own home was making me a looser player and the house edge was much greater than I would allow it to be in a live game. The chips didn’t seem like they were real money, and they would dwindle down fast. Remember to stick to the bets that give the house the lowest edge.
Good gaming, whether it’s online or not, consists of finding and betting on the best odds in the house. These odds are close, almost 50%, with the house usually having an edge of less than 2%. Not that it’s a big edge, but if you play against that edge long enough, you will eventually lose.
The amount of time is also important. Don’t play sessions longer than 3 or 4 hours and remember that you have a life other than gaming. Playing for 8 hours or more will only wear you down and your game will suffer. Know when enough is enough, and step away for awhile. The action will be there when you come back anyway.
The best tip I can give anyone about online gaming is that they should plan their spending well. If you plan how much you’re going to play with and stick to this decision, gaming will never be a problem for you. Staying in the game without getting busted is the goal, and hitting a big one someday is the reward for gaming smart and playing for a long time.
Once you find the time to learn where the best bets are in a casino, then you can start to plan out your budget and choose the best bets. After that there is the emotional side of gaming that tests all of us. Losing is big part of gaming, every professional suffers losses at some point or another. If you can put those three things together your chances of being a winning gamer will greatly improve.