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High Stakes at the Right Time According to the Stars


High Stakes at the Right Time According to the Stars

Everyone wants to strike it rich - the thought of striking it rich at the casino, beating the pit bosses at their own game is all the more alluring. The problem is that most games at the casino are designed not to help you win, but to help the casino win money. Obviously this doesn't mean you can't win money.If there was zero chance of the player winning, nobody would play - the odds just aren't exactly stacked in your favour.

The question, therefore, is how can you increase your chances of winning and minimise the house edge in your favourite casino game? Some people will tell you that you need practice - that there's a skill to playing roulette that can only be gained through hours of practice. To some degree this is true; it's only through practice that you will learn the admittedly complicated betting systems behind the Devil's game. Other people will tell you that you need to find the right wheel - that some wheels are intentionally biased towards landing on certain numbers. Again, to some degree this is true; certain wheels have been famously proven biased in the past. Either way, the main thing that decides whether or not you walk away with the big bucks at the end of a spin is luck.

Luck, unfortunately, is entirely subjective when you think about it. It can't be realistically measured in any meaningful way, but the notion that you are lucky is often enough for the 'effects' of your luck to feel almost tangible. The notion that you are somehow luckier than the next person means that as far as you're concerned, your odds and their odds are not one and the same. So the question becomes this: how can you improve your luck?

Over the years there have been many different ways that people have tried to influence their luck. Some people prefer physical totems - horse shoes, four-leaf clovers, even a favourite shirt and tie combo are all well-known lucky items for the majority of casino-goers. There is another things which many people bring them luck which simply cannot be felt, touched or carried in this way - the horoscope.

The idea that your luck is defined by something as eternal and unmoving as the stars is one which has comforted people throughout history. You'll often find that even if people don't believe that their personality can be affected by the month they were born in, they will seldom pass up a chance to read what the stars have decreed for them this month. This being said, there are plenty of people who do believe in horoscopes and when it comes to luck, gamblers are a superstitious bunch.

Ladbrokes recently put together a blackjack horoscope, aimed at helping people find their lucky numbers for 2016. Those born under the sign of the Bull, for instance, will have particular luck with the numbers 2, 5, 7, 10, 21 and 29 this year. Whether that's playing blackjack on the 5th of February or the fact that getting 21 in blackjack is just inherently lucky is open to interpretation; the 29 certainly isn't much luck if you bust out. The thing about lucky numbers is that they carry over between games, and in which game can you play all six of these numbers in a single go? Roulette, of course.