Gambling is a big part of human civilization. Up to now, the basic principles of betting has not changed significantly. A player will essentially wager money or anything of value on something that he thinks will be the outcome of a particular match or event. The person wins if the results that he has betted on indeed come into fruition. The winning gambler earns more money and can even double the original amount that he wagered. But because of the risky nature of gambling, countless players have experienced disappointments and many have even ruined their lives by betting more than what they own. Here are some tips on how you can avoid the bitter pill of gambling.First off, always remember that gambling means taking risks for one to gain something of value. If you really want to end up as the ultimate winner in your gaming hobby, you need to minimize your exposure to risks. That is, you should not wager money that is more than the amount that you need to get by. Also, never make bets that are not backed by some form of intelligent research. Tips from your barber or the taxi driver may sound interesting, but without concrete statistics, such tips can turn into huge losses and disappointment.Second, never assume that you will win in gambling. Sure, you would need a lot of positive thinking, but expecting that you will win big money can result in a huge letdown in case the result of the wager is not in your favor. As the saying goes, do not count your chicks before they are hatched. This adage would seem very much true when taken in the context of gambling. If you always expect to win or recover your previous losses, there is a big chance that you will gamble senselessly and put your money on the table without limits.Finally, always think of gambling as a way to have fun. Do not make a living out of it. Otherwise, you will not be able to tell when to keep your hands in your pocket and to stop risking your money. If you consider your betting as your main source of income, you will always be pressured to win back whatever amount of money you have lost on wagering. Before you know it, you will be among those who have become so desperate to win such that they would even risk their life’s savings or their real properties.