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Life in the casino
The woes of pro roulette player
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8 problems and tips
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kav

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Roulette professional: Life at the casino
« on: June 29, 2015, 09:25:30 AM »
As promised, here is the series of 5 articles describing and explaining what it is like and what you need to be(come) a professional roulette player.

The Roulette Professional series:
  1. Life in the casino
    We explore the practical problems, lifestyle limitations and health issue considerations of living as a roulette professional.
  2. The seven woes of the pro gambler
    Do you have the guts and determination to overcome Disappointment, Loss, Instability, Loneliness and much more?
  3. 7 rare personality traits of the professional player
    Do you have the character and abilities to be a professional gambler. It is not an easy job. Only the best need apply.
  4. Pro gambler advice: 8 problems and tips
    We talk about money issues, bad beats, losing streaks and loss of confidence.
  5. The positive aspects of losing
    Expect loss, learn from it and use it in your strategy. Loss is good. Do not fear failure. Be always ready to receive it.

I hope you like it.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2015, 08:32:01 PM by kav »


 

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Re: Roulette professional: Life at the casino
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 02:40:32 PM »
Nice, plenty of information some of us might need.
Also in life as turist.
 

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Re: Roulette professional: Life at the casino
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2015, 01:14:56 PM »
Awesome!  These really get me thinking!
 

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Re: Roulette professional: Life at the casino
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2015, 01:51:43 PM »
...with just a touch of poetry...!
 

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Re: Roulette professional: Life at the casino
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2015, 12:12:56 PM »

 Kav - this is a really good read - thank you.

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Re: Roulette professional: Life at the casino
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2015, 06:33:37 PM »

 I have read some parts twice - i Think you should make it a sticky topic.

 Cheers
 

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Re: Roulette professional: Life at the casino
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2015, 06:45:06 PM »
Which part did you like most?
« Last Edit: July 02, 2015, 06:53:18 PM by kav »
 

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Re: Roulette professional: Life at the casino
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2015, 07:00:29 PM »
All of them had at least one interesting thing, so I would say it's overall good article.
Well done!
 

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Re: Roulette professional: Life at the casino
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2015, 07:17:17 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments.
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Re: Roulette professional: Life at the casino
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2015, 04:15:08 PM »
@ Kav,
Even it was kind of educating, it could be further extended.
The subject of the life of a pro gambler has many facets!
For example, it would be interesting to realize why when the vast majority plays in order to win, to win money or enjoy the winning feeling, they are reluctant to admit it.
This is quite common and happens because if they would admit that they are playing to win, then if they would lose, it would cost them more emotionally!
In a way, they grow a pessimistic approach regarding gambling in order to protect themselves from psychological downfalls.
Also another very important aspect which you have not included is about how society considers gamblers and gambling in general!
There are cases that even a successful pro hides his/her real identity/activity, not only for casinos and general public, but even from his/her loved ones, their inner social cycle.
Is this happening because they practice an illegal and/or unethical activity?
No, it's because society has developed a certain tag for these kind of people and their activities, so an even successful pro would prefer to appear a "vitrine" rather than try to explain them what's really his/her situation.
It's much more convenient, isn't it?
On the end, there is not bad intention to deceive with lies and a fake "vitrine", but from the other hand is almost impossible to change the longterm based beliefs of a society, besides why to prove it to all of those people out there when the only thing which really matters is to convince him/herself.
I'd be glad to see an extension of this very interesting article on the near future, those issues have to deal mostly with the perception and the psychology around gambling.
Another important facet is how casinos use indirect psychologic weapons against their clients, plenty of examples could be mentioned...
For example, how casinos try to entice you with complimentaries, bonuses,how casinos use distractions methods, why they avail ATM's in every corner inside their casino...and lot of other minor and major indirect psychological weapons.
I'm not saying that these are illegal, but if most of their clients have an impulsive attitude instead of discipline and patience, then you make a difficult objective even more difficult!
Kav, would you extend this very interesting article towards the issues I've just described?
 

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Re: Roulette professional: Life at the casino
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2015, 04:19:27 PM »
Definition of VITRINE

:  a glass showcase or cabinet especially for displaying fine wares or specimens

? ? ?


No offense, I would just like to know what you mean by that word...?
 

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Re: Roulette professional: Life at the casino
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2015, 04:21:08 PM »
Definition of VITRINE

:  a glass showcase or cabinet especially for displaying fine wares or specimens

? ? ?


No offense, I would just like to know what you mean by that word...?

Yes, but I'm speaking metaphorically.
 

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Re: Roulette professional: Life at the casino
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2015, 04:22:21 PM »
Errrrm, ok so then he appears as a rich upper class businessman to hide the fact he is a successful gambler?
 

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Re: Roulette professional: Life at the casino
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2015, 04:41:40 PM »
These are very interesting aspects.
The "why we play" is a bigger subject and in my opinion an extremely complicated one.
See
http://www.roulette30.com/2010/05/al-pacino-in-two-for-money.html
and
http://www.roulette30.com/2013/11/gambling-addiction-compulsive-gamblers.html
The other points you make are true. We just need to find a contex/title to include them in.
 

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Re: Roulette professional: Life at the casino
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2015, 04:44:37 PM »
These are very interesting aspects.
The "why we play" is a bigger subject and in my opinion an extremely complicated one.
See
http://www.roulette30.com/2010/05/al-pacino-in-two-for-money.html
and
http://www.roulette30.com/2013/11/gambling-addiction-compulsive-gamblers.html
The other points you make are true. We just need to find a contex/title to include them in.

Thanks, I'm looking forward!