Gambling Addiction – No Longer Stuck on the Slots

The highs and lows of gambling can be quite a fix. One minute you’re up and the next minute you’re down. The rush you feel when you get that big hit is exhilarating! You think you have a winning machine so you raise the bet. The first couple of hits you lose, but you’re sure the next one will be the big one. You keep hitting that button – wishing for that big hit. Now you’re down. It feels depressing. You’re not ahead anymore. You lose all the money you came with but you want to keep playing. You’re sure this machine will pay out soon so you go to the nearest ATM machine. Now you’re spending your bill money but you’re sure you will win it back….and more. Does this sound familiar? This is an indication that you probably have a gambling addiction.Once you have realized that you do indeed have a gambling addiction you need to admit – at least to yourself. Now what do you do about it? How can you rid yourself of this burning desire to run to the slots every time you have money? As a former gambling addict I found the answer. The need to gamble was buried deep within my soul. I had voids that I was trying to fill. Gambling will allow you to fill those voids temporarily. It is only while in the act of gambling that you may feel that those voids are being filled. Gambling will only provide you with a false sense of completeness. You need to dig deep to determine why you have these voids, and then learn how to fill them with good things. The more satisfying you create your life, the less will be your need for this addiction.So, how do you create a satisfying life? How do you get there? From my experience, you get there one day at a time. You have do good things for yourself every day. You have to give yourself credit when you pay a bill instead of blowing the money on gambling. Following are 4 things I incorporated into my life on a regular basis that allowed me to become whole, completely content and gambling-free:1. Positive affirmations
2. Journaling
3. Visualization
4. HypnotherapyThese 4 things allowed me to fill the voids in my life. They allowed me to no longer be stuck on the slots. What an exhilarating feeling it was to finally feel the freedom of no longer having to fight the urge to gamble. You too can have this exhilarating feeling. You can quit too! If I did it, so can you!

New to Baseball Gambling – Some Tips For Betting on Baseball

If you are just getting started in baseball gambling, here are few tips to get you on the right track.**A Warning Here****Betting on sports can be very exciting and great fun however it should be treated purely as entertainment. I encourage you, if you choose to gamble on sports, to gamble sensibly and only gamble money you can afford to lose. Remember, it’s entertainment, why not keep it that way.**With that out of the way, here are a few fundamental steps you need to address to get started:Find a bookmakerFirst things first. You need to have somewhere to place a bet. You will need to find a bookmaker to accept a bet on a game. This could be casino or an online sportsbook. Now, depending on your location this may not be possible for you. There are laws governing betting on sports and you will need to know what the laws are in your state or country. This email is not a statement of law nor is it intended to suggest that sports gambling will be legal in your location.Set up a bankroll.This is a good place to very conservative with your money. Only set aside an amount of money that you know you can live without. Recognize that if gambling was so easy to win at, then there wouldn’t be all those fabulous casinos that have been built around the world with LOSERS’ money.
SportIf you have selected basball to bet onYou should have a working knowledge of the sport of baseball or any sport you are going to wager on. I am sure that this is obvious, however, it needed mentioning. You should know how teams score or accumulate points, runs, goals, etc. Also, you should know how the game is played and know who are the teams, players, and managers or coaches are.Place a betThe type of bet you want to place can be a bit confusing with all the choices out there. Here are the main bets: Straight Bets, Parlays, and Over/Under.Straight bets: A bet on who will win an eventParlay: Betting on a combination of results from several events. An example is betting that Team A will win over Team B and that Team E will win over Team F.Over/Under: Betting on whether the combined number of points/runs/goals in an event is over or under a predetermined amount set by the bookmakerDepending on with whom or where you place your bets, each sport can also have different types of outcomes you can bet on. For example, you can bet on who scores first, the first half score, how many field goals are kicked and so on.Determine the type of bet you feel most knowledgeable and comfortable with.Be conservative with the amount you betWhen you are first starting out in baseball gambling, it’s smart to place smaller bets until you understand the nuances of the types of bets and the payouts for these bets. Also, while there is “beginner’s luck”, it is more likely that you will go through a few losses while you get your education on betting on sports. So why not keep your education costs to a minimum. Once you start to get the hang of it, then you can start to increase your wagers.Use A Betting SystemEmotional betting can ruin a bettor. Gambling needs a business approach. It’s either a good bet or a bad bet. Take good bets and forget bad bets no matter what your “gut” tells you.A baseball betting system can guide you and teach you strategy on how to place good bets. Some betting systems that you can purchase also supply you with baseball picks that have already been analyzed and are ready for you to place bets on.Using a betting system to develop a betting strategy and it will keep you from getting emotionally involved and placing bad bets.Don’t chase your moneySometimes you have to know when to take a break. If you experience a losing streak of several games, it might be time to take a break and re-assess your betting strategy. Don’t fall into the trap of betting on more games that aren’t within your strategy to try and recoup your lost money.Be realistic about winning and losingIf you are new to baseball gambling, you should have reasonable expectations about winning and losing. You really can’t expect to win all of your bets or even lose all of your bets. Many experienced bettors only expect to win around 55% to 60% of the time. However, because of the different ways odds on bets are calculate and the amount of money wagered each time you bet, you could actually lose money even though you win 55% to 60% pf the time! Conversely, you could actually make money winning only 40% to 45% of the time.Hopefully, you’re not too confused about hot to bet baseball. If you follow the information given here, you should at least be able to have some fun and maybe win some money in the process.Good Luck,Jay