There are certain patterns that people often fall into when gambling.
These are usually things like chasing losses, ignoring risk management protocols, or betting until their bankroll is gone.
Are You Noticing a Pattern?
When you’re gambling, it’s important to keep an eye out for these types of patterns in yourself or others around you. If you do notice one of these patterns in yourself, it’s best to stop and reevaluate your strategy before continuing.
For example, if you’re chasing losses by betting more money after a loss in the hopes of winning back what you lost, then stop and take a break until your thoughts have settled down so that you can come up with a new plan for how to move forward.
Know when to Stop Playing
When gambling, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and play for hours. It can be easy to lose track of time when you’re trying to win that big jackpot! One way to help yourself stay on track is to set an alarm or timer for 20 minutes. You’ll have a chance to be distracted by other tasks while your time is being tracked. If you find that you’re still interested in gambling after that, then go ahead and set another timer for 20 minutes.