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Paying Attention While Playing

18 June 2011

Paying attention is very important to help the memory process while playing in a casino. The likelihood that data will move from your working memory to your long-term memory depends a great deal on how intensely you pay attention.



It has been proven over and over again that your physical and mental condition will vastly affect your overall learning ability. For example, it's easier to learn blackjack strategy when rested and fully alert. In addition, it is well known that the physical environment can cause distractions when first learning a task, such as converting the running count to the true count. The casinos themselves provide an environment with many distractions, all of which are specify designed to overwhelm the thinking of any novice or serious player. You need to be aware of and understand the concept of distractions and memory if you want to be successful at the casino.



Bet You Didn't Know




  • All 13 original colonies established lotteries to raise revenue. Those proceeds helped establish some of the nation's earliest and most prestigious universities: Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Princeton, and William & Mary. Lottery funds were also used to build churches and libraries. Ben Franklin, John Hancock, and George Washington were all prominent sponsors of lotteries for public works projects.

  • The Danish word for "devil" is "pokker."

  • About 30 percent of the 39 million visitors to Atlantic City arrive by charter bus and stay for less than a full day.

  • " Currently six states (Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi, Louisiana, Indiana, and Missouri) allow gaming casinos on riverboats. Originally they operated on the Mississippi, Ohio, and Missouri Rivers. Later, the requirement to sail was dropped by all six states.

  • Chinese gamblers refer to slot machines as "hungry tigers" because they think the machines inevitably devour the player.

  • The California State Employee's Retirement fund, U.S. Steel's pension fund, and Harvard University's endowment all owned stock in gambling companies.

  • Japan is the only country in the world with legalized wagering on bicycle, motorcycle and motorboat races.


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John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

KISS Guide to Gambling

> More Books By John Marchel

John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

101 Casino Gambling Tips: Affordable Strategies & Techniques for Maximizing Profits & Reducing Loses

> More Books By John Marchel