To tilt, or not to tilt, that is the question!
If you read any books on gambling or visit various gambling forums you will often come across the phrase, on tilt. The phrase originates from the game of poker but it can be associated with any form of gambling and the answer to the title of this blog post is without doubt, not to tilt!
If you are not familiar with the term, it basically means to chase losses in any form of gambling and to explain it better, let’s look at an example. You are playing blackjack using the sweepering system that we have spoken about before. You are playing for $5 per hand and playing to the blackjack strategy, doubling your stake when you have won two hands in a row.
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The thing is though; you are starting to feel frustrated. You are winning two hands but losing on the third hand every time. Those little niggles are starting to appear in your mind, you start to get excited, thinking of how much you could end up winning when a few hands go your way but when the third hand loses yet again, all logic goes out of the window.
You decide to start betting $20 per hand, this time you get four winning hands in a row but lose on the fifth. The stakes go up to $40 per hand, even though you know only too well that this is not what you should be doing!
There is no doubt that it can be easy to get carried away but if you want to stand a better chance of winning over the long run, stick to the original plan, whatever that may be. Don’t be influenced by other players and if you stick to the original plan as opposed to going on tilt you will end up having much more fun and making much more money!
Of course, you might just get lucky when you go on tilt but even if you do, that mist will still be clouding your judgement and any lucky gains could well be very short lived.
Whatever type of gambling you are involved with, stick to the game plan and you won’t go far wrong!