The capital of the gambling world, Las Vegas is all glitz and glamour from the outside. Even for those who haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Las Vegas or other resort cities, they probably have seen one or two gambling movies which all show the glamorous lives of professional gamblers. For those looking from a distance, the life of a professional gambler seems to be all rosy and smooth sailing but alas, this is not exactly true. Like any other career, carving out a living from gambling takes hard work, commitment,and sacrifice. With these qualities and some that are detailed below, you can actually survive as a professional gambler either playing at land based casinos or online casinos but it’s always important to note that being a professional gambler is not a ticket for you to become a millionaire or to drive that flashy car you have always wanted.
Change the mindset
This may sound like an overstatement, but that is exactly what you need if you are to survive as a professional gambler. Your mind has to be programmed in such a way that it knows you are into gambling not as a way of earning millions but of making a few dollars that will give you a decent living. Once you are aware of this, then you are good to go.
Apart from knowing that you will not become an instant millionaire, you need also not to desist from gambling as a routine. This is to say you do not have to make it a given that you bet from Day 1 to Day 2 and so on continuously. Give yourself some break maybe, a day or two where you think of everything else but not gambling. Once you establish a daily gambling routine, you set yourself on a path of a gambling addiction and there is nothing more disastrous in gambling than a gambler who doesn’t know when to stop.
Objectivity is key
When you become a professional gambler, it means you have to eliminate all of your subjectivity. There are many niches in gambling i.e. table games, slots, sports betting. If you are into table games, then it’s not really a difficult task to usher in objectivity as you will probably play against people you do not know. The same applies to slots in which it’s you and the machine most of the time. However, if your niche is sports betting, then it’s of utmost importance that you adopt an objective mind. Never let the love for a particular sports personality or team influence you’re betting decisions but always make sure it’s the stats that influence you.
Bankroll is everything- Guard it with your life
You are only a professional gambler in as much as you have the bankroll to place the wagers. In gambling, you decide your own future and that means you are your own accountant. Always lay down a plan on the gambles you are going to take and always strictly adhere to the plan. Also, make sure that you plan for a month or so ahead, a professional gambler always plans for the future.