Three Things Gamblers Shouldn’t Do

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 15, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | 1 Comment >>

We all have a list we keep in our back pocket. You know, the inner-sanctum rules that we quietly live our gambling lives. – But here are three more you may want to add before pulling the trigger on your next wager.


1. Don’t Play to Get Even

When you hear the words bouncing around in your brain “to just get even.” – Get up and leave. It’s just not your day and there will be others. Too many gamblers find themselves in too deep and attempt to try and bring their bankroll back to even. – If you think about it, you can see the poor thinking as a drowning man will reach for anything that looks like a life raft. – This is chasing money and there is no good end to this method. – Get up, and come back another day. It may sting a little bit but in the long run, it will save you money.


2. – Betting More When Losing

The old saying of “play with house money” has always applied. – This means when you are ahead and find your best bet go for it. After all, you are playing with house money and it’s a free try at jacking up your bankroll. – But too many horseplayers find themselves down and then reach in their jeans and pull out more greens.  This is a sure-fire recipe to going tapped.


3. – Scared Money Never Wins

If you think picking winners is tough, try doing it with a 1,000 lb gorilla on your shoulders. That is playing with scared money. – You are not your best and you start second-guessing yourself by the minute. You jump off the (8-1) shot and bet double on the (2-1) runner. – The second-guessing starts to beat you down and find yourself doubling down just trying to find any winner. This is a sure-fire method of losing. –  Usually, you borrow a few bucks to help you get started and that sound you hear is the handle of the toilet being pushed as the money sails down the drain. – Stop playing as soon as the feelings enter your head.


By keeping your head, employing self-control, and having patience even the worst player starts picking up their average. – Find a level of money you can afford to put in play and take your time. If you enjoy an edge, you are in the right place. Winning Ponies can give you that edge to make your day at the races a winner. With the easy-to-use Winning Ponies E-Z Win Forms you’ll not only have that advantage but you’ll be the player you want to be. – ” When luck isn’t enough, use Winning Ponies to take your game to the next level.”