Although chance will always be a part of gambling, being successful still depends a lot on the player. Instead of leaving everything to chance, smart gamblers know that they can still end up as winners (without cheating, of course) by following these principles in gambling.
Smart players are sure to come out as winners even before entering a casino or gambling venue. How do they do it? The money these kinds of players use are ONLY what they have specifically set aside as capital for a specific gambling session. This money, even if lost, will not hurt the player because this is extra money they can afford to gamble.
They also decide on a specific and reasonable amount they intend to win. Usually this is 20 percent of their capital. If they increase their capital, then well and good! The moment they reach their desired amount of winnings, they immediately stop playing. They do not let themselves be controlled by greed.
For those who are extremely unlucky and lose their capital, smart players just forget about it and look forward to the next gambling session. They do not chase their losses by borrowing money. The fun and enjoyment they experienced is enough payment for them. They are smart enough to know that they shouldn't go into debt just to gather capital.
Smart players also know that they are mentally sharp only for the first few hours. The moment they feel tired or sleepy from continuous play, they rest for a few moments before playing again or they call it a night.
They also know how to choose their opponents. They stay away from games with players with more skill and experience than they do, unless they are in it for the challenge.
They are also well-versed with the odds of winning in the different gambling games and bet accordingly. They shy away from betting enormous amounts of money, preferring to bet in games where the odds favor them even if the returns are smaller. When they bet big, it is the result of careful thought, not because they intend to take shortcuts in increasing their capital.
Smart players also know when they are being cheated. They are observant while playing and disengage themselves from playing the game the first chance they get to protect their money.
While gambling games have often been referred to as "games of chance," it is not luck alone that determines the winners. Smart gamblers know that the human factor is still vital in deciding the outcome of the games.