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Superstition and intuition

17 July 2018

By Frank Scoblete
FROM ANTHONY: I had a great feeling about a sporting event. The team I felt would win was a big underdog. So I was walking down the block (I live in a big city) and I said to myself that if I saw a red car by the time I count to ten I will place a bet on the team. Wouldn’t you know it but by the count of five a red car came around the corner. The team won! They came from behind and I was amazed. No one thought they would win and I made some decent money on my bet.

Well, a week later I had another feeling that a certain team would win a game where they were the underdog. I walked down the same street and thought that if I saw another red car by the count of ten I would place a bet on this underdog team. Yep! The car appeared by the time I got to nine and I bet the team and won again!

So I was two for two. Do I go for three in a row? I sure do. I scanned the Internet, waiting for a feeling to well up inside me as I looked up the various games. By the time I got to game twenty-six I had the team. It was a slight underdog but that feeling came over me that this team would win. So I went to the block I had walked on previously and again said if a red car appears I will bet that team I had a feeling about. A red car appeared again. You know what happened. I bet the team and won.

Do you think I am on to something? I mean I am three for three and all three teams were underdogs. That has to mean something. Maybe walking down that block and seeing a red car is a good omen and I should follow it.

FRANK RESPONDS: Betting sports based on intuition or omens have little to do with winning or losing. That block on which you walk and those red cars are irrelevant to the games that are being played. In short, you were lucky.

I am sure there is someone right in your city who has strong feeling that he is going to win a big one and thinks “If a see a plane in the next minute, I’ll bet the ranch on my team.” Anthony I’d like to introduce you to that man. “Mr. No Ranch Anymore, I’d like you to meet Anthony.” There are some people who can actually beat sports but they are not doing it based on superstition and omens.

In casino gambling many players rely on superstition and intuition. There is a commercial that has played in the New York metropolitan area about a man who had a strong feeling he would win a big slot jackpot. He shaved and wore a suit to the casino. He indeed won the big jackpot. He knew it.

Across America there were probably thousands of people who had the same feeling and went down to defeat.

Visit Frank’s website at www.frankscoblete.com. Frank Scoblete’s latest books are I Am a Dice Controller: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Craps, Confessions of a Wayward Catholic and I Am a Card Counter: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Blackjack. Available from Amazon.com, Kindle, Barnes and Noble, and at bookstores.

This article is provided by the Frank Scoblete Network. Melissa A. Kaplan is the network's managing editor. If you would like to use this article on your website, please contact Casino City Press, the exclusive web syndication outlet for the Frank Scoblete Network. To contact Frank, please e-mail him at fscobe@optonline.net.

 

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10 July 2018
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Truth and untruth of table games

3 July 2018
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The one-bet rule at craps

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Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

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Books by Frank Scoblete:

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Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

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