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Craps : How to eliminate the stress when gambling

By Elizabeth Scott

Level: Mar 14th 2007
Have you ever asked yourself what is the gambling philosophy, when did it all started and why? Well, for your knowledge, playing is as old as the humanity itself. The ability of playing is a natural feature of humans. Many say that is a fundamental condition of our existence, which sustains the social change and progress. If you don't believe me, just read Johan Huizinga, who refers to us, humans, as Homo Ludens, and not as Homo Sapiens. Nice, isn't it?

Anyway, considering what I mentioned above, it's clear that playing is very relaxing for us, or at least it should be! It's true that, when gambling, many players experience stress, tension and different pressures, which normally or naturally shouldn't be linked with gambling. Why?

For example, let's analyze the stress level while playing craps in a casino. I observed that many gamblers feel stressed when they play, although they don't have many money at risk. This is because of the fear of failure. Meaning that if other players at the table continue to win, gathering a lot of money, and you don't, then you often feel that you have failed. Failure is an awful concept created by our contemporary society. True gambling experts don't know what failure means, being able to learn from their mistakes and simply enjoying the game.

Craps professionals always look at craps as a learning experience, even though they lose. So, to you, craps should also be a learning experience. You can always gain knowledge of something from each game that you play. Some gamblers have a small notebook with them, noting down their thoughts every time they play. Their stress level is low, because they look at playing craps as a learning process, as an awesome experience, not as a gambling session. Doing so, they are able to adapt and improve their own gambling techniques, increasing their odds of winning.

Just carry a notebook with you when you gamble and note down your impressions of the way you play, and the way other gamblers at your table play. The next time you have a losing session, don't become disappointed, just ask yourself the next 5 questions:
  1. What do I actually feel?

  2. Why did I gamble this way?

  3. What can I change and how?

  4. What did I learn from this gambling session?

  5. How will I play in my next session?
Remember to note down these answers, so you'll have a record of what you did. Just keep your stress level low when gambling. Keep in mind that you are constantly learning and improving your gambling skills.
Lesson 1: Craps History
How this infamous game started and how did it labelled 'Craps' anyways?
Lesson 2: Online Craps
Just a little different from the original, but is it better?
Lesson 3: Craps Rules
We teach the basics to paying this exciting table game.
Lesson 4: Craps Tips
The basic things to keep in mind for playing smart.
Lesson 5: Craps Playing Strategies
It's all in how the dice fall... Or is it?
Lesson 6: Online Craps Strategies
Specific strategies you can use online.
Lesson 7: Craps Betting Systems
Learn how to bet smart.
Lesson 8: Craps Vocabulary
Learn how to talk like a High Roller.
Lesson 9: The Craps Table
Its important to learn all the sections of the table, so here they are detailed for you.
Lesson 10: Craps Hands
Want to learn what 'snake eyes' is? And all the rest of the hands.
Lesson 11: Craps Betting
Each specific bet, it name and what it consist of.

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