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I seem to be very good at it. I make very sensible bets and so far have lost £80, but won over 500.

I usually bet in play, during games, and spot little flaws in the thinking of the admins of the site.

I've been around a lot of gamblers who seem to think I'm just lucky, but they throw away hundreds and silly bets and are tempted by the potential winnings.
 

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Define the context. In the context of casino games, I'm *great* at gambling, because I chose not to play. (They're designed so that you lose, period.) Other types of gambling present opportunities to be "better" or "worse". Poker involves interpreting your opponents. Sports betting involves lots of analysis work to find favorable bets.

In general, I get no rush from winning, and only feel like I lost earned money when I lose, so it holds almost no appeal to me.
 

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Define the context. In the context of casino games, I'm *great* at gambling, because I chose not to play. (They're designed so that you lose, period.) Other types of gambling present opportunities to be "better" or "worse". Poker involves interpreting your opponents. Sports betting involves lots of analysis work to find favorable bets.

In general, I get no rush from winning, and only feel like I lost earned money when I lose, so it holds almost no appeal to me.
I don't go to Casinos or play Poker. I just play on sports betting websites.

I have knowledge of the games I'm watching and seem to see decent odds and bet sensibly.
 

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I seem to be very good at it. I make very sensible bets and so far have lost £80, but won over 500.

I usually bet in play, during games, and spot little flaws in the thinking of the admins of the site.

I've been around a lot of gamblers who seem to think I'm just lucky, but they throw away hundreds and silly bets and are tempted by the potential winnings.
See what kind of results you have after 500, 1k, and 2k bets/selections. Anything less than this is pretty much short-term results. It's beatable, but you need to see where you're at after many, many selections to get a true idea of how *great* you are. Also, I think I read a study once that basically showed that shopping for the best lines is just as important, if not more important, than your actual selections. In other words, let's say your long term ROI is 2% by just betting random lines. You may be able to double that or more by shopping for the best line and shaving off a few pennies (or a nickel or dime) off the lines you're betting. But, I don't really know how much disparity there are between different lines these days, so who knows if that information is still accurate.
 

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I have always had strange bouts of good & bad luck.

When it rains it pours but then a rainbow always shines after and I get a pot of gold or something.

Anyways when I have entered drawings I have won a lot.

I usually don't care to gamble its just not something that draws me. But I do think I have good luck the few times I have.
 

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Here is the key to being a good gambler: to know your limits

See, I know exactly when to stop winning
 

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I wouldn't take a bet if beforehand i didn't calculate at least a 90% chance to win. Relative to the stakes, of course.
 

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I'm not good at all. I know you can apply mathematics and figure out your best chance of winning... but it's still mostly chance. I detest the stereotype of the smooth gambler who goes to a big glitzy casino and walks out with millions after calling "put it all on red", and becoming the hero after striking it lucky. Somehow that utterly childish image has been dressed up as something with glitz and sex appeal.
 

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When you're talking gambling, you gotta specify the format.
The skills required could range from prediction making, to card counting, to social engineering, depending on what game you are using to bet on.
 
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When you're talking gambling, you gotta specify the format.
The skills required could range from prediction making, to card counting, to social engineering, depending on what game you are using to bet on.
Exactly.

Any game could be considered 'gambling' because of the chance element.

"Are you good at gambling," then, translates to either "Are you good at managing your emotions" (= for games closer to 100% Luck, e.g. roulette), or "Are you good at strategy, probability, game dynamics, ..?" (= for games closer to 100% Skill, e.g. chess).

Poker of course is the most interesting one as it's very close to the center -- although wildly misconceived as part of its 'hard chance' brothers and sisters in casinos.
 

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I'm great at gambling! I've never lost money on a lottery ticket because I've never bought one. I don't bet on sports either. Because I realistically understand the odds and knows the house wins, I avoid gambling almost entirely.
 
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I can't say that I'm good at gambling. I play online mr bet casino games from time to time. And I'm lucky even win there sometimes. In general, gambling is risky. And I know people who became addicted, so it is important to be careful when playing.
 

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Define the context. In the context of casino games, I'm great at gambling, because I chose not to play. (They're designed so that you lose, period.) Other types of gambling present opportunities to be "better" or "worse". Poker involves interpreting your opponents. Sports betting involves lots of analysis work to find favorable bets.

In general, I get no rush from winning, and only feel like I lost earned money when I lose, so it holds almost no appeal to me.
agreed.

I also want to add that by definition, you can't be "good" or "great" at gambling (except by the way you defined it). When I think of gambling, I'm speaking of games that are truly games of chance.

you can be great a game like poker because there's more to poker than random chance. That's why the courts ruled that it was a game of skill. Even for things that aren't considered games of chance, this applies. you can gamble in the stock market or you can play the stock market skillfully for example.
 

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Last (and only) time I went to a casino I lost like $200 which didn't feel great and I'm not really interested in it from the get go so no.
 
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