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Is it Luck or Superstition in those Cards?

If you could look into the homes of the people gambling online, I wonder what you would see? A woman sitting at her PC rubbing her lucky rabbit foot while clicking on the slots handle, a man on the phone with his psychic advisor while playing his cards?

Superstitions and luck symbols are rampant in gambling. A friend of mine told me he was watching a table where this fellow was winning big time at poker. When the server came to take his empty glass, sitting on his special velvet coaster, he snapped and sternly told her not to touch the glass. He picked up the glass himself handed it to her and meticulously placed his new drink. Something about the coaster was apparently making him win!

I talked to a psychic friend of mine who told me he had many clients who get a reading done before they go to gamble, asking questions about what games should they play and if they would win. He said he hadn’t heard of anyone making huge wins but some smaller ones based on what he told them. It cost money to seek advice from a psychic, and I always ask myself – why don’t they win the jackpot? If they can actually provide insight – why aren’t they all tremendously wealthy?

We are a society who uses gambling as a form of entertainment, in some regions; however, gambling is much more a part of the culture. In China, people gamble at weddings, funerals, and other events; it is a way of life. They have a much stronger belief in good and bad luck than Americans do. Certain numbers are considered lucky, for example, such as eight, as the Chinese for eight sounds like the word for ‘lucky’. Four, however, is a very unlucky number as in Chinese it sounds like the word for death. And although we believe the number seven lucky, the Chinese say the number Seven can also signify death.

In some parts of India, mostly North India, gambling with cards is an intrinsic part of Diwali celebrations (October/November). It is believed that the goddess Parvati played dice with her husband, Lord Shiv on this day and she decreed that anyone who gambled on Diwali night would prosper throughout the ensuring year.

The Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians all believed that gemstones had magical properties. Alexandrite, cat’s eye, Garnet, Lodestone, and Turquoise, all bring luck to gamblers. Jade is thought of as being especially lucky for horseracing.

In Venezuela, if a woman wears yellow underwear on New Year’s Eve she should have luck all year. I imagine there aren’t many white dresses seen out on New Years!

Next time you go to play, I would suggest you use solid strategy in your play. But if you must, you may want to phone your psychic first, and then take along your horseshoe, lucky rabbits foot, lockets, lucky dice, four leaf clover, or whatever you feel can give you that edge.
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