Welcome to yet another Slotsia article. This time, we are going to talk about some of the superstitions that casino players around the world seem to have. Here, though, we are not exactly going the most obvious and most superstitious route by discussing things like having to wear red clothes (lucky colour in China) or never crossing your legs while playing table games (brings you bad luck). These things are interesting in their own right, but as you can surely tell, these are just mere superstitions that nobody in their right mind would really believe. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you should cross your legs or wear colours other than red! Better safe than sorry, right?
Here, we are going to take a look at some of the more common superstitions and thoughts that go around inside of our head when playing at an online casino site. In fact, these superstitions are so common that they almost cannot be called superstitions anymore. They are more like expectations, really.
The Dealer Always Seems to Find The Right Cards in Blackjack
If you have ever played blackjack, you have probably had this thought. The thing about blackjack is that you, the player, get to make your pick before the dealer will. This means that you will either hold onto the cards that you have or ask the dealer to give you more. Then, once you are finally satisfied with your cards, you will end your turn and let the dealer work their magic. More often than not (or at least that’s how it feels), the dealer will end up winning by having incredible luck.
For instance, you might be standing at 20 when the dealer’s visible card is 3. Next, you find out that the hidden card is one of the face cards, which brings their total up to 13. Here, you would expect them to bust by getting another ten, but whaddaya know—they get an 8 from the deck and beat you with 21! How on earth does the dealer always find number 8?!
Truth be told, the odds are the same for the player and the dealer. It is only natural that good luck and bad luck fluctuate. Still, when you manage to find that number 8, all you’re thinking about is “About time!” But, when the dealer does this, you consider them to be cheating. It’s all about what you expect as well as humans being humans.
The Slots Machines Start Treating You Badly All of a Sudden
We’ve all felt this as well. At first, your luck is phenomenal and you’re on top of the world. The slots machine keeps giving you more and more money and you feel invincible. You think about quitting—but who wants to quit when Lady Luck is finally by their side? Thus, you compromise your winnings and keep on playing. What happens is that your luck simply runs out and you lose your winnings thanks to your greed.
What actually happened here was that, at first, you had great luck and were defying the odds. The house always wins in the long run, but you managed to have a stint of great luck. You should have quit while you were ahead, but you expected that you could buck the odds for longer than was possible. Instead, your “better-than-average luck” turned into your average luck, or even your “worse-than-average luck”. So, all in all, you fell from a high place into a pit. That really stings, but perhaps you know when to quit while you’re ahead the next time that you end up having great luck.
It’s All About the Odds
Always remember that online casinos are all about luck—and luck has no memory. If you end up winning, don’t be greedy. No winning streak will last forever.