Optimism in Gambling: Good or Bad?
Everyone who gambles hopes to win – the chance of winning is a big part of the fun. But what happens when you don’t win? Are you able to shrug it off and move on? It’s always a good idea to mix optimism in gambling with a healthy dose of realism. The reality is that most people don’t win when they gamble (see the section on house advantage.When someone does experience a big win, they sometimes become overly optimistic about their chances of winning again. The big win can make them think – unrealistically – that other big wins will easily come again. The best approach is to treat gambling like any other form of entertainment that costs money. If you win, it’s a bonus – if not, hopefully you had some fun playing.