It’s often said that the more you do something, the better at it you become. There is plenty of logic behind this, of course, and it’s definitely true of some things. Repeating an action multiple times will allow you to understand what you’re doing right, what you’re doing wrong, and how you can implement changes to improve your consistency. However, this is all dependent on you having some measure of control of the situation. It’s reasonable to ask, when it comes to something like online betting, whether practice does indeed make perfect.
It’s probably smart, before we dive into answering this question, to make at least one thing clear – the term “perfect” is probably not the appropriate term to apply here. You’re never going to achieve perfection at online betting, because perfection would mean never losing. If you could devise a system that meant you never lost at a casino or sportsbook, then you could bankrupt several betting companies more or less overnight. Their business model is built on people losing. There are always going to be losses. So the real question is, can you get better at betting with practice?
You can learn from mistakes
It’s just about inevitable that you will make some mistakes when you begin betting. You might place too large a stake, for example, or set a slot machine to autospin and not shut it off when you had intended to. When you’re unfamiliar with a setting, you’re likely to have initial teething troubles. The most important thing to remember is that you should never put money into an online casino or sportsbook that you cannot afford to lose. If you do make a mistake then, it won’t be as grievous as it otherwise could have been – and you can log it away as something not to repeat.
You can learn best practices
One of the bad habits you’ll need to unlearn early on with online betting is passivity. Because betting is a largely sedentary process – ie. we do it when we are sitting or otherwise still – it’s easy to become inactive. This should be avoided for multiple reasons. If you’re not taking control of situations, they are controlling you – so you should change the game you’re playing, or get up and grab a drink, regularly. You should also regularly withdraw winnings, to get into the mindset that what you have won belongs to you. When betting at a crypto casino, you can have your winnings in your wallet in a matter of seconds. If you leave them in the casino account, you’ll be more likely to bet with – and lose – them.
You can learn about probability
No matter how often they are told that casino betting is filled with random occurrences, some people still believe that they can tell when their luck is “turning”. They may insist that the roulette wheel is about to land on black because it’s landed on red five times in a row. They may believe that they’ll hit the jackpot on the slots because it’s somehow due. The truth of the matter is that sometimes you’ll win more than the law of averages suggests, and sometimes you’ll win less. Probability asserts itself over time and over everyone. Knowing this will help you walk away rather than chase losses in the belief that things are about to turn in your favour.
Most of the lessons you’ll learn from betting are harsh ones, but if you manage your bankroll and your expectations, you’ll be in the best position to apply those lessons to your advantage in the future.