3 ways to break a bad luck streak

One of the worst experiences a gambler can go through is a losing streak. If you play long, you’re going to have one and it will be one of the most frustrating things you will ever have to go through. At times it will feel like the world is out to get you, the gods are here to smite you and that the end is near. No matter what you seem to do, the losing streak never ends. You go through every good luck charm to no avail. You conjure up good luck spells in the hopes that this curse will forever be lifted.

Speaking from my own personal experiences, I can tell you that I’ve been through the worse of bad luck streaks and I have felt every emotion that a single person is humanly allowed to feel. From the depression to the joy of it winding, it’s a total emotional roller coaster that will test your patience and character and show your true colors.

The first time I went through a streak like this, I didn’t know how to handle it. I would get so mad, that I added insult to injury by punching holes in walls, yelling at my monitor and running to the computer store every day to buy a new mouse. For the record, I now keep a few around in case of an emergency. They are packed away in a glass case with a sign that reads, “In case of Emergency, do not break, use better judgment and don’t break the mouse you have now.”

After going through that bad luck streak, I learned new ways to handle them, as well as some tricks to help me get through them and actually win at my games. I’m here to share with you my little tricks to break a bad luck streak.

Pray

I’m not a religious man by any means, but when it comes to losing copious amounts of money, I’ll do anything. My prayers usually come in the form, of “Why God are you doing this to me?” But sometimes they were legitimate prayers that asked for forgiveness for every bad thing I’ve done, and swearing I would never do them again.

Superstitions

You may develop a small case of OCD during a bad luck streak due to all the good luck rituals you perform trying to break the spell. I would sometimes change the position of the screen feeling that one side was bad luck and if I moved the table to another side of the monitor, the good luck side, I would start winning again. There are thousands of little intricacies you can do to try and break the bad luck streak. You’ll have to find your own and trust me, it will come to you sooner or later.

Lucky Charms

I play poker a lot and used to have a set of lucky poker chips I would carry around. If I was still losing, these chips were obvious not lucky anymore, so I would get a new set. If my charms weren’t working I would try a new one until it did work.

The bottom line is that there isn’t one thing that will break a bad luck streak. We may like to think that a lucky charm or a spell will release the bad luck streak, but in reality, gambling is all about numbers. The mathematics of games will ensure that if you play long enough, you will go through a streak of bad luck.

The only real trick to breaking a bad run is to play more. Yes, you heard right. To break a bad luck streak, you need to play more. The more you play, the sooner the law of numbers will average out and you will start to win again. It’s tough to play when you are losing, but if you can bite the bullet, your streak will be over in no time and the good luck will be on your side once again. You can say it was your lucky charm that broke the streak, if it makes you feel better.

Share with us your ways of handling a bad luck streak and what you do to try and get rid of it.

Erik Blackwell

Erik Blackwell is a 'bon vivant' with a problematic addiction to comics and fondue. Went to MIT but finally left to pursue acting. He currently lives in sunny California with an American Stafford-shire Terrier and an American Bulldog that somehow managed to get along. He's dabbled in acting but doesn't like the spotlight. Loves to play casino online.