Gambling quotedQuotations are a good way to learn things in gambling, and keep lessons in mind. In that light, I would want to share with you a gambling quotation that I got from the Internet, and it goes like this:
"If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: The rules of the game, the stakes and the quitting time." ~ Chinese Proverb
First of all, it is believed that poker and gambling in general have originated from China. That is why I chose this Chinese Proverb. As of present, China, like most of the world, is experiencing the phenomenon of online gambling.
After being done with the background, now, we must go to the quotation itself. The quotation advises those who want to engage in gambling to decide on three things at the start. Why at the start? In my opinion, the decision is placed at the start, not during the game, because gamblers should have a clear-cut plan on what they're going to do before making the next step. This is the way to the true responsible gambling. One does not act on impulse, but rather, on a well-thought plan.
According to the Chinese proverb, the first thing to be decided is the rule of the games. Remember that gambling has many forms. Poker itself has many variations. Before playing, make it clear with your opponents which variation and which rules shall be used to avoid confusions and arguments on the lung run. This somehow ensures a clean and fair gambling game.
The next thing to think of, according to the gambling quotation, is the stakes. The amount of the stakes should be clear to everyone. Personally, gambling players should know how much they are willing to put in the gambling game. If the stakes are too high for you, you should not force yourself, and you must consider backing out before the gambling game starts. In gambling, it is very dangerous to play a game, on hopes that you will win so you can afford the game. However, there's always a chance that you would lose, and what will you do if that happens? What will you pay? It will save you a lot of embarrassment and trouble in gambling, if at start, you think seriously of the stakes.
The last, but certainly not the least that you should consider in gambling is the quitting time. Most gamblers do not know how to do this, or are not just in the habit of doing this. However, the proverb teaches us to do so because it is important that you set your limit, not only in money but in time. Gambling should not take too much of your time, plus if you play too long, there's a chance that you'll lose your winnings in that time.