5 Things Writing a Book Can Teach You About Gambling

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Gambling and Writing a Book

Don’t worry, I’m not going to try to convince you to write a book to help you improve your gambling skills. Writing a book is a long and hard process, which requires many factors. Learning how to be a winning gambler is also a long and hard process that involves many factors.

As it turns out, some of the same skills that can help you write a book also help you improve your gambling skills. Here are five things that can help you improve your gambling skills or write a book.

1 – Organization

If you want to complete a book, you have to be organized. I’m sure that some of the most talented people in the world can sit down without any type of organization and pound out a book, but most of us have to work with what we have. You might be smart and talented, but if you’re not willing to get organized, the odds are strongly against you.

An Organized Binder

The first thing you need to do is determine exactly what you hope to achieve. When you’re writing a book you want to finish with a manuscript that covers everything that’s important. You want it to be easy to read and you don’t want to leave out anything that needs to be included to make it a complete book.

When your goal is to become a winning gambler, you need to make sure you’re learning and practicing things that are going to help you reach your goal. You might need to spend some time learning what you don’t know.

This might sound strange, because there are many things you don’t know about being a winning gambler right now. But you probably don’t know what you don’t know, so you might need to spend some time figuring out the best way to advance.

If you like to play slot machines, you probably don’t know that there’s almost no chance that you can win in the long run.

The only way to show a long-term profit playing slot machines is to chase progressive jackpots on certain machines where the jackpot has climbed high enough to overcome the house edge.

And even if you can identify these machines, you need a huge bankroll to have a chance. Most slots players simply hope to get lucky. In this case, you need to learn more about the gambling activities that have a realistic chance to show a long term profit. Here’s a hint: Learn more about blackjack, poker, sports betting, and horse racing betting.

If you want to learn how to become a winning gambler, get organized. I’m going to talk more about developing a plan in another section. But for now, start organizing what you need to do to make your goal a reality.

2 – Dedication

Writing a book takes a long time. It also takes a large amount of dedication. If you’re not 100% dedicated to completing your book project, you’re never going to succeed. So, the question you have to answer is, do you really want to become a winning gambler?

It’s easy to say yes, but the truth is that most gamblers don’t want to learn how to win bad enough to dedicate the time and energy to make it happen.

The good news is that if you truly want to be a winning gambler and are willing to dedicate yourself to doing it, you won’t fail. I realize this is quite a promise, but if you’re 100% dedicated you’re going to do whatever it takes to learn how to win.

Take a minute and think about what you really want.

If you’re not willing to make a 100% commitment, there’s no reason to try. It takes unwavering dedication and commitment to write a book or become a winning gambler. Now that you’ve made a 100% dedicated commitment, it’s time to build a plan and put it into action.

3 – A Clear Plan

When you set out to write a book, the first thing you do is decide what you want to write about. Then, you outline everything that’s going to be in a book. One of the best ways to do this is to build your table of contents or chapter headings first.

For a nonfiction book, you plan a chapter for each important topic. For a fiction book, you make an outline of major and minor characters and plot points to help the book flow.

If you want to become a winning gambler, you make a plan involving everything you need to do. At first, this can be a simple list. As you learn more, you expand and change your list.

Here’s a sample list to start your plan.

  • Learn everything you can about the games you currently play. This is important because the games you’re currently playing might not be the best options for long-term profit.
  • Learn which games can be beat and which ones should be ignored.
  • Focus on learning everything you can about one game that offers a realistic long-term chance at earning profits.
  • Keep learning and practicing until you can turn a long-term profit.

As you learn more, you find new books and articles that help you improve your skills. You add these to your plan, and never stop learning.

4 – Practice

Now that you have a plan, you need to put it into action. Start learning and practicing your new skills and knowledge. It’s great to have a plan, but 100% dedication means you have to do whatever it takes to win. This means you have to practice.

Dart Board

As you build and expand your plan, you learn what you need to do. If your plan leads you to blackjack, once you learn that you need to know basic strategy, you practice basic strategy until you have it down perfectly.

Then, you need to learn how to count cards, so you start practicing card counting. You keep working on it until you master it.

Most authors write several books before they get one published. They want their first book to be a masterpiece, but they need to practice their craft. This takes practice. The same is true for gamblers. You need to practice if you want to reach your long term goal of winning.

5 – Consistency

People who write books understand that it’s a long and slow process. They also know that they’re never going to finish the book without consistent progress. Thousands of would be authors start books, but only a small percentage ever finish them. Likewise, many gamblers want to learn how to make a long term profit, but only a few accomplish their goal.

Most people that write books write every single day. Prolific authors like Stephen King have a goal for a minimum number of words every day, and they won’t go to bed until they meet their goal. It’s hard to stick with something and do it every single day.

Millions of people want to lose weight, yet they can’t stick with a simple exercise routine every day. Most people who want to write a book never seem to be able to find time to finish their book. But the ones who do finish their book tend to write every single day no matter what.

How can you use consistency to improve your gambling skills?

If you want to be a winning gambler, you have to work on your knowledge and skills on a regular basis. If you’re serious about winning, you need to set aside some time to work on your skills every single day.

You don’t have to spend hours working on your skills, but if you don’t make a 100% commitment to improving and back it up with action, the odds are against you.

Make a promise to yourself every day that you’re going to do something to become a better gambler. Just like the writer who sits down and pounds out words every single day, make a commitment and follow through on your promise to yourself.

Once you get in the habit of improving your gambling skills and knowledge, two things are going to happen. The first thing is you’re going to find that it’s easier to work on your skills. Instead of an option, it’s just something that you do.

The second thing that’s going to happen is you’re going to start seeing better results. Your skills are going to consistently improve as your knowledge grows. Even a small improvement adds up to a huge long-term improvement.


You don’t have to write a book to benefit from the process that authors go through. Get organized and dedicate yourself to becoming a winning gambler. Make a plan and start practicing. Work toward your goal of becoming a winning gambler consistently, and you can’t fail.

Michael Stevens

Michael Stevens has been researching and writing topics involving the gambling industry for well over a decade now and is considered an expert on all things casino and sports betting. Michael has been writing for GamblingSites.org since early 2016. ...

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