Tips on How to Win from 30-Year Gambler; The Most Important One is Confidence

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Gollehon Press, Inc.

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- For the gambler who wants to
 win, confidence is a must, says John Gollehon, gaming expert and author of
 "The Confident Gambler."
     Gollehon is a gamer, having knocked around in the nation's casinos --
 mostly winning -- for over three decades.  "The Confident Gambler" ($6.99 at
 bookstores) is a chatty tome jammed with anecdotes.  It's a play-by-play of
 his experiences.  Fun to read and easy to inhale, so the learning part is
 enjoyable.  All the games are covered.
     Most players have fun in a casino whether they win or lose, but not
 Gollehon, who is featured in cable documentaries on gambling and widely
 published.
     "For me, only the winning part is fun.  If I'm not winning -- even if I'm
 breaking even -- I don't really consider that a fun experience."
     Loads of gamblers know how to play.  But Gollehon says the key is knowing
 how to play and how to win!  And that comes from experience.  "If you don't
 have experience -- the right kind of experience -- you can borrow mine for the
 reading," he quips.
     Here are a few tips from "The Confident Gambler":
 
     -- If you think you're going to lose, you probably will.  If you're
 anxious to win, you probably won't.  Most players are conditioned to lose
 before they even enter a casino.
     -- Play in sessions that are "short and sweet."  Take frequent breaks,
 quit when you're ahead, and quit when you're losing.
     -- When you're winning, increase your bets, though sensibly.  When you're
 losing, decrease your bets or quit.  You can always go back later.
     -- Never show off.  You're not playing to impress others.  Big bets won't
 make you a better player.
     -- Let your intuitive senses take over as you size up a casino.  Follow
 "gut" feelings.  Forget superstitions.  Leave your "systems" at home.
     -- Get smarter.  Study the games, especially the vulnerable games such as
 blackjack or poker.
 
     In short, here's The Confident Gambler's Creed, according to Gollehon:
 "In the casino, you must have the ability to recognize an opportunity, the
 wisdom to know that you can't force it to happen, and the discipline to quit
 when it's gone."
 
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SOURCE Gollehon Press, Inc.
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- For the gambler who wants to
 win, confidence is a must, says John Gollehon, gaming expert and author of
 "The Confident Gambler."
     Gollehon is a gamer, having knocked around in the nation's casinos --
 mostly winning -- for over three decades.  "The Confident Gambler" ($6.99 at
 bookstores) is a chatty tome jammed with anecdotes.  It's a play-by-play of
 his experiences.  Fun to read and easy to inhale, so the learning part is
 enjoyable.  All the games are covered.
     Most players have fun in a casino whether they win or lose, but not
 Gollehon, who is featured in cable documentaries on gambling and widely
 published.
     "For me, only the winning part is fun.  If I'm not winning -- even if I'm
 breaking even -- I don't really consider that a fun experience."
     Loads of gamblers know how to play.  But Gollehon says the key is knowing
 how to play and how to win!  And that comes from experience.  "If you don't
 have experience -- the right kind of experience -- you can borrow mine for the
 reading," he quips.
     Here are a few tips from "The Confident Gambler":
 
     -- If you think you're going to lose, you probably will.  If you're
 anxious to win, you probably won't.  Most players are conditioned to lose
 before they even enter a casino.
     -- Play in sessions that are "short and sweet."  Take frequent breaks,
 quit when you're ahead, and quit when you're losing.
     -- When you're winning, increase your bets, though sensibly.  When you're
 losing, decrease your bets or quit.  You can always go back later.
     -- Never show off.  You're not playing to impress others.  Big bets won't
 make you a better player.
     -- Let your intuitive senses take over as you size up a casino.  Follow
 "gut" feelings.  Forget superstitions.  Leave your "systems" at home.
     -- Get smarter.  Study the games, especially the vulnerable games such as
 blackjack or poker.
 
     In short, here's The Confident Gambler's Creed, according to Gollehon:
 "In the casino, you must have the ability to recognize an opportunity, the
 wisdom to know that you can't force it to happen, and the discipline to quit
 when it's gone."
 
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