How to be Lucky in Gambling and Life

One of my favorite quotes is “Gamblers rely on luck, Casinos rely on math,” so as a winning gambler we know we must flip that around and put math on our side. Although it doesn’t hurt to be “lucky” once in a while, advantage gamblers try to take luck out of the equation as much as possible.

It’s easy to go through life pointing out people who are so “lucky.” I do it myself every time I see a video of Kobe Bryant dunk on somebody. I think, “He’s so lucky to be able to jump like that, if I could just do that once I would die a happy man.” Kobe was certainly born with God-given talent, but upon closer examination no matter what you think of Kobe Bryant you can’t deny his work ethic and his passion for what he does. That is what people should be most envious of.

Let’s focus on the word “work” for a minute. Somehow this word has developed a negative connotation. If you look at the definition, “mental or physical effort done to achieve a purpose or result” there isn’t anything negative in the definition. Why has “work” become such a bad word. The answer has to do with the way a person feels about their work.

The main reason I chose to try professional gambling was to take the negative feelings away that I had associated with my previous work. If you look at the definition, we should see work as a positive because we are achieving something. Unfortunately, many are producing the result for one simple reason – a paycheck. That gives “work” its negative connotation.

How to be a Lucky in Gambling

I found out that in order to be truly “lucky,” you must see your “work” as something you can’t wait to get started doing rather than the means by which you receive a monetary reward.

Kobe Bryant has all the money he ever needs so why does he continue to work so hard? The answer is simple, to him work means passion, love, and dedication. His connotation of work is a positive one. I certainly don’t have the bank account of Kobe Bryant, but as 2012 comes to a close I don’t rely on luck in my gambling but I do consider myself “lucky” when it comes to my work.

My bank account may not be large, but the friends I’ve made along this journey and the thrill I get every time someone reads one of my books and enjoys it, makes me the luckiest guy in the world.

Thank-you to all who purchased the prerelease packages I offered for my feature book Gamblers Fight Back. There will be more prerelease copies available, but without all the extra bonuses. Those were gifts for those of you who have been so supportive of my work. I can’t thank-you all enough. Happy Holidays!

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 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.

2 Responses to “How to be Lucky in Gambling and Life”

  1. For Roulette, if you bet first column $5, second column $5, red $3. Usually, 4 out of 5 you break even or profit, you can always come out ahead if you keep playing. It takes a while to really make money but if you make your bets larger, once you have the hang of it, you can average $700 a day in 3 or 4 hours making bets all under $10.

    • Thanks for the comment. I’m glad you’ve had good luck with this method. Unfortunately, there is no system that can change the fixed house advantage on roulette. As Albert Einstein said, “No one can possibly win at roulette unless he steals money from the table while the croupier isn’t looking.” I’m glad you’re having good luck with it though. I like anyone who can take money from the casino. Good luck!

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