Over 100 Million People in the US Gambled in a Casino Last Year

It is believed that less than 2% of those people knew anything beyond the basic rules of the casino games.  The majority were slot machine players who only knew how to play slots, hit the button.

When we shop for a new car we will haggle over every penny.  When we go to the grocery store we’ll bring along coupons.  We will research online for the best price on the new computer we want.  As a society, we’ll do all these things to save money, but we won’t take the time to learn what to do and not to do in a casino.  This lack of knowledge causes people to lose a lot more than they’re saving with the buy one get one free toilet paper sale.

I understand there is a group of people who don’t want to learn or simply can’t comprehend the information, but that group can’t consist of 98 million people.  I am on a quest to educate the average gambler.  To let them know what they are up against.

If people learn the facts and continue to go and play poorly, I can live with that, it’s their choice.  What I have a hard time dealing with are the people who go to a casino to simply have a good time, and end up spending their mortgage payment because they get caught up in all the excitement.  Sure, you can say it’s their own fault, but most people have no idea of the tactics casinos use to overwhelm them to the point of losing control.

As an example, did you know that casinos are purposely designed to make it difficult to leave?  Have you ever had trouble navigating your way around a casino?  Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.

Casinos are like mazes you feel like a mouse chasing the cheese.  This is purposely done so when your ready to leave you don’t make it out of the casino right away.  You end up stopping at another machine or table and putting more money in.  Everything in that casino from the height of the tables to the colors of the carpets has been setup deliberately to induce you to spend more money.

Again, if you don’t care fine, I have no problem with that.  If you go to just “have fun,” that’s your choice, but isn’t it a lot more “fun” when you win?

People need to take the time to educate themselves about which are the best games to play and how to play them.  They need to be aware that as soon as they step foot into a casino everything they encounter is devised to take more money out of their pocket.

About Greg Elder

I was 37 years old, a husband and father, a former teacher, college and high school basketball coach, and a business owner, I decided to give it all up (Not the husband and father part) to take a shot at pro gambling. I was coming off a job I hated selling insurance, and I vowed to do something I was passionate about. For the next year I would spend 12-15 hours a day researching, studying, and practicing advantage gambling techniques. The goal was to see if I could sustain our current lifestyle as a professional gambler. I wanted to find out if casinos really could be beat. At the time, I thought it may be the biggest mistake of my life, but my intentions were to have fun trying. It has been an interesting few years since that journey began. My feature book GAMBLERS FIGHT BACK has been released and can be purchased on my author site at www.GREGELDERAUTHOR.com I would consider my pro gambling career to be a success on all fronts. I didn't win millions of dollars, but I was able to enjoy every minute of it. It brought an excitement and passion back into my professional life. It has helped lead me to a writing career that I had no idea I even wanted before this challenge. I was able to write a book that shared with others exactly what I learned along the way.. Gambling professionally is not easy, but there are certain things the average gambler can do to increase their chances of success tremendously. That's the information I try to pass along to my readers.

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