Your visit to the city of London or Manchester can just not be complete without you visiting any one of the casinos. Specifically now, as the gambling laws have been relaxed, a ‘punter’ in literal terms can have a ‘relaxed’ visit to the casino and play the game he wants. ‘Relaxed’ may be a pun in the context as Casinos brim with action at all times. One thing is for sure, UK Gambling Laws have been formed now in such a way that gambling can indeed be treated as a fun activity.What are the UK Gambling Laws?o Establishment a single regulatory authority – The latest change to the UK Gambling Laws has been to establish a single regulatory authority that will regulate and monitor the activity of gambling in the United Kingdom. This authority will regulate and prescribe rules to entities that promote and conduct gambling activities.o The UK Gambling Commission – In the United Kingdom, it is believed now that the word gambling starts and ends with “The UK Gambling Commission”. This is the single regulatory authority which we discussed a while before. The UK Gambling Commission’s major role is to provide licenses to all the gambling operators. With workers in casinos and gambling outlets a major factor to customer’s experience, the commission also regulates licenses to key workers in the gambling outlets.o Tests for Gambling Operators – Gambling operators in the UK have never had it so tough in the UK to get their licenses. Now, it is mandatory for the gambling operators to undergo a three part test also known as the Fit and Proper Test. This is done for them to get an operating license. The Fit and Proper test examines the applicant’s suitability to the role, financial stability, knowledge and competence in gambling. The applicant is required to pass all the three examinations to be considered eligible to get the operating license. The UK Gambling Commission conducts monitoring and inspection activities on the applicant and the casino. This is a due diligence activity carried out by the UK Gambling Commission to ensure that all the standards prescribed to the gambling operators are met consistently.o Licenses for Corporate clients – Should you be a director of a casino, you would be considered as a corporate client. In all probabilities, you and other key members of your management team would need to undergo a test conducted by the UK Gambling Commission.As per the new gambling laws in the UK, every application is thoroughly examined, monitored and if necessary, the candidates would be interviewed before an operating license is given to the individual or the entity.If people think that all these laws have been introduced to shy people away from opening and visiting casinos, they are wrong. The objective of restructuring the UK Gambling Laws is to ensure that gambling no longer is considered an illegal activity. Now, if you are in UK, you do not need to hide from the cops if you wish to go gambling.
If you’re visiting Las Vegas for the first time or returning for another visit, then you’re more than likely planning on doing a little bit of gambling along the way. The question is, do you want to increase your chances of winning money? Many people claim to gamble for the fun of it, and don’t bother to learn any ways of improving their play or chances of winning. But who is to say that you can’t take gambling more seriously and still have a lot of fun? We will take a look at some smart gambling tips that you can use on your next trip to Las Vegas to increase your chances of coming out ahead!The first gambling tip is an easy one: Learn whatever games you plan to play. If you don’t have any idea what you’re doing at the table, your chances of winning are next to nothing! Your best chances of winning at any particular game in Las Vegas is 50/50, and that’s only if you know the game perfectly. The areas where you lack knowledge of the game are sure to bring those odds crashing downward. Not only should you learn the basic concepts of the game, but also study the odds and math behind each of the most common bets to determine which bets are sucker bets and which are not. Vegas is full of sucker bets!For example, if the dealer asks you if you would like to take “insurance” when playing blackjack, refuse it! When playing craps, instead of betting the Big 6 or Big 8 which pays even money, tell the dealer to “place” your money directly on the number 6 or 8 and you will be paid 7 for 6. Also, avoid the bets at the middle of the craps table! While these seem to be big winners, the odds are in the house’s favor by over 15 percent! There are usually sucker bets in every game you will play, so be sure to do a little bit of research before playing.Another major gambling tip is to always gamble within your “Bankroll,” that is the amount of money you take with you to gamble. Don’t walk up to a game with $200 and expect to walk away with $1000. Be smart, and think of it as an investment. If you walk up to a table with a particular amount of money, be happy if you end up with a 30 or 40 percent profit. Learn to have self-discipline and walk away while you are ahead without giving it all back to the casino. Also learn to walk away before you lose everything you take the table, as walking with something will leave you feeling much better than walking away broke.Play at a table with limits that suit your bankroll. Don’t go to Vegas with $500 to gamble and bet $50 per hand. Also, break your bankroll into smaller amounts which will allow you to have multiple “session” or periods of play. Break your $500 into 5 sessions of $100 and play at tables or games that allow you to bet within those limits. This gives you the greatest chance of making a profit and not going broke quickly.Learn to follow the trends of gambling. We don’t know why trends occur, but we can see them all over the casino. For example, 5 black numbers in a row on roulette. Or perhaps you’ve witnessed a “hot” craps table where the shooter is throwing one point after another. Take advantage of these trends by trying to recognize when one is taking place. Never bet against the trend, as most people instinctively do. Always bet with the trend, and be sure to recognize when the trend has ceased and get out while you’re ahead!These are just a few of the basic tips that should make your Las Vegas trip a little more enjoyable and hopefully more profitable. As we said earlier, you can take a game seriously and still have a lot of fun playing it! You’re also sure to impress your friends when you use your knowledge and discipline to stay away from sucker bets and walk away when you’re ahead. You’ll have them wondering why you were the only one who made any money during that trip!
Gambling addiction is becoming more and more prevalent. For some of us it is an escape from life’s problems and from our own feelings of anxiety and depression.However, what you may not realise is that this is all an illusion. There is no real escape. The feelings or unsolved problems do not go away, they will still be there waiting to be dealt with at the end of the gambling road, when you will have even less resources to deal with them.If you have a compulsive gambling addiction then you can still get help and recover from it. If you are spending more time gambling, maybe you need to step back and gain some awareness of what is really happening for you, before it is too late.Ask yourself what your end purpose is, in staking everything you have ever worked for, built in your life and loved, for a fleeting win?These are some of the illusions you may believe:1. Are you trying to numb emotional pain that you are feeling? Your addiction just covers the pain rather than helping it disappear. In the long run, you will have even more pain to deal with.2. Do you think that money will replace a lifetime, or buy you love or precious memories, friends or anything of real value in life? Money comes and goes but love and memories stay with you always. What memories are you carving for yourself?3. Does gambling make you feel powerful? How long do you think that illusive power is going to last?Gambling addiction will take away your power and enslave you. When you have exhausted all of your resources in life, you will only have yourself to face; there will be no escape. Will you like what you see? Help yourself today so that you will be happy to face yourself in the future.4. Do you know what you are really gambling with? If you think it is just money, think again. Ultimately, you are selling your life.5. Maybe you think you will be one of the rare winners? That is the ultimate illusion. There are no real winners in gambling. Everything comes at a price.True winners are those who choose to take the bull by the horns and create a life they want. Why not take a gamble on yourself and turn your life around. Challenge yourself to become a true winner in life.If you are experiencing gambling addiction do not despair, as there are always solutions. People have been where you are now and have come out the other end. You can do the same. You have a choice to make; make it a wise one.