Gambling Books Aren't
Old News - They're the Perfect Start
by Devon Chappell, News Staff Writer
January 25, 2009
Here's a news flash: If you don't
practice incorporating strategy into your betting
sessions, you are not going to play your best game. I
know it sounds like a no-brainer, but you would be
surprised to know just how many people dive headfirst
into the casino, only knowing how to dog paddle -
sometimes, not even that. You would be right to assume
most of these people barely stay afloat, while the
majority simply sink.
While this would be more forgivable
say about twenty years ago, now that we are in the
information age and hotwired to have every bit of
knowledge right at our fingertips, there simply is no
excuse. The fact that you are reading this right now
gives you absolutely no excuse. What I'm getting at is
that gambling resources, whether it be books, video
footage, audio cd's and online software programs, can be
found at every click of the mouse.
That said, if you want to learn the
basics of any casino game, it's a good idea to start off
with a how-to book. Even before watching a video
tutorial, a good read is necessary to get the
fundamentals digested. You can take as much time as you
like, reread any passages if necessary, and depending on
if its a good read, incorporate hands-on, practice
sessions with the book itself.
Most teachers will advise that the
next step should be watching video tutorials. Not only
are videos great for reinforcing what you've already
taken in with the book, they will dispel any
uncertainties and doubts by letting you see how the game
is played with your very own eyes. These days, you don't
even have to purchase a DVD or video taps, for there are
many online video tutorials available online.
Speaking of the internet, one of
the most valuable gambling resources are the online
casinos themselves. The best sites out there allow
players to open free accounts and practice on a "fun
money" software bundle that mirrors their real money
platform. This means you can practice to your heart's
content and develop the skills necessary to bring down
the House Edge and experience more winning sessions.
To view a list of our favorite
reads, visit our
Gambling Books page...