If you play sports games or want to start, do you know all the facts? Do you know exactly what you get into? These are sharp questions because for some people the head of the unbelievable sums money pounds they think they will win. They become blind for what they could actually lose!
There are two types of people playing. Clean and simple. Those who act responsibly. And those who do not. And the difference between them is very clear. People who act responsibly are always responsible for knowing all the facts.
It does not matter if they bet on a roulette wheel, or a greyhound race or the outcome of a baseball match. These people know exactly what the odds of success are in advance. They know what the probability of failure is. And are prepared to live the consequences.
In short, they decide in advance how often to play, how much to play, how much time they spend on the activity and, essentially, know when to end. They also know, and this is important when not playing at all.
Its too easy to read the shiny, hyped up, sales pages of the many sports game products out there and think there are millions and millions of dollars to do.
Oh, if only that was the case! But the fact is that the vast majority of these socalled sports game products are nothing but complete garbage. They do not work, they fall unpleasant by their outrageous promises, leaving the person who tried to follow the system significantly worse than when they started.
However, this can be avoided in two steps.
The first is that nobody should buy into a sports game system unless they have done any prior surveys. There are a lot of anecdotal evidence that you can find on sports game systems whether or not the one youre considering is worth your earned money.
The other is about your own spell discipline. Responsible games can be hugely fun. It lowers the risk for you, your family and your friends.
It should always be remembered that games are fun. Its not a shortcut to make big sums of money or used as escapism for some personal issues.
A responsible player who has control over his spell discipline acknowledges that sooner or later they will lose, no matter how long a winning strike they are on. They also know that the much worse they can do is try to chase and win back what theyve lost. In the moment they forget, they have lost control.
Another important element for responsible gaming is that you only play with game money dedicated specifically for this purpose. In other words, you play with money like you can afford to lose. And not money earmarked for rent, bills and food!
When you realize that you fall into any of the above traps you must stop. Immediately. Those who do not stop stop lending money to cover their gambling. The moment builds up and the downward spiral becomes like a running train. The train will eventually stop tracking!
There is a simple mechanism that all players should introduce. Whether you do sports games or online poker, the principle is the same, but after all my years of experience, Im offset by the number of people who just do not do this.
Record each bet, bet or bet, either in a spreadsheet or on a piece of paper. Then register what you won or lost next to it! Then keep a running profit loss total next to it. Now somewhere on the sheet will be a number, Stop Number! It is the number as when the loss is total match or is greater than its time to end.
This is such a simple system to run because it just does not need anything more complicated. If you want to create something more complex then do it in every way, the more complicated it is less likely you keep it updated. And thats the key to it all. Each bet, bet or bet must be easily recorded so that you always have a correct picture of your game history, whether successful or not.