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# Mathematical Gambling Systems

There is plenty of controversy about mathematical gambling systems. They are to be illegal but they can be hard to identify. One of the most common methods used is counting cards in games such as blackjack. It isn’t a concept that everyone can catch on to but for those who can it may end up being quite profitable. There have been a few movies out there about such mathematical gaming systems.

It is important to remember that with gambling the odds are always in the favor of the house. Some people have come up with strategies though that do work well for them. The area of sports betting is a good example. Some of the so called experts in this type of gambling do their research. They go beyond the odds and the point spread though. They review information on past games and even individuals players.

Regardless of what type of gambling a person is engaging in, there are said to be mathematical gambling systems. In fact there are many books out there about such topics. People really want to be able to win money with gambling so they purchase such materials. They want to find a way to make money quickly. Most of these strategies though aren’t something you can put into place and make money with immediately.

Instead it takes paying attention to the game over the long term. It involves the challenge of continuing to improve your odds of winning the game. You must understand all of the rules of the game, the odds, the possible scenarios, and even how much to bet. There is quite a bit of time that has to be invested in order for mathematical gambling systems to provide you with any type of payoff.

You can be sure that the house has carefully calculated their risk of loss as well. They are well aware of mathematical gaming systems that people use. They don’t worry about them though as most of the time they won’t be effective. They also watch for people who seem to have more than a stroke of “luck” going on. Most casinos consider this a type of cheating and will escort you off the property.

Even though mathematical gaming systems can work for some people, they aren’t an exact science. You will find that some people using them have lost a large sum of money due to mistakes. There are always too many variables out there and so you can’t cover all of them. Still, in many ways mathematical gaming systems helps to reduce the risk involved with various types of bets. It is certainly more favorable than relying upon luck alone.

While I am a theoretical physicist by training, my first job offer after graduation was not in physics. It was in gambling. Less than a couple of months after defending my dissertation I was headed to Los Angeles. Here, in the heart of the southern part of the Golden State was to be my first job. More precisely, it was to be for a gaming company in Beverly Hills. The company was founded by two gamblers who had happened to make a fortune playing Blackjack in Las Vegas. Now they had other people play for them in local Southern California casinos.

But they were not playing against the house. They were playing for the house which always has an edge. My company would simply employ these people to work as prop players. As such, they were trained to play various casino games (Blackjack, Pan Nine, Pai Gow Poker) and were paid an hourly wage for that which was certainly very competitive compared to the minimum wage. I was in charge of developing training software for these players based on optimal strategies that I was also responsible to work out.

For these people it was really a risk free job in gambling. There are more players like that out there. Because of the huge popularity of poker (especially Texas Holdem), some casinos employ prop players to keep the poker tables running and make money off “the fish”: inexperienced players, frequently tourists.

There are also prop daytraders who trade using the capital of a firm that employs and trains them in their proprietary strategies. However, often prop traders are required to put in some deposit, a small capital of their own. Yet, this is also pretty much a risk free job save for the deposit that may not be returned.

And there is yet another good way to profit from gambling or daytrading. Who do you think made more money during the California Gold Rush in the mid 19th century: those mining gold or those who were supplying shovels to them? And whose job was easier? While some people did strike gold and became rich, it’s probably safe to say that many more ended up rich by selling tools to the miners. And there is nothing wrong with that: virtually every human activity requires tools, that’s what separates humans from the rest of animal world, and before you develop your own, if necessary at all, it only makes senses to start with what is already available on the market.

Yes, it is certainly possible to make money as a vendor, a developer of systems, strategies, or other tools, without actually gambling or daytrading, although a respectable vendor is expected to have some practical experience in the field in which he operates. These days, with the Internet becoming the most ubiquitous and versatile form of communication ever, it is very easy to sell tools for gamblers and daytraders via one’s own website.

All you need to know, except for the expert knowledge of gambling or daytrading, is how to go about it. How to create your own eBook or software, how to create a website for its online presence, and how to market it. While all this may seem a bit daunting at first, for first steps in virtually anything tend to be particularly challenging, many have done this already and many more will certainly follow in their footsteps. In fact, it is much easier to do so these days than it was a few years back as now there is more information and more tools dedicated to helping new authors publish and market their expert work.