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Switching From Online to Brick-and-Mortar Casino Poker

Will you go on tilt?

by Alan Schoonmaker |  Published: Jun 29, 2011


Your answer is probably, “Of course I won’t go on tilt!” Hopefully, you’re right, but don’t be so sure. People often deny reality about dangers. Despite overwhelming evidence that smoking, overeating, and sunbathing damage health and shorten lives, many people do them. Why do you believe that they (and you) will be more realistic about emotional reactions? They are much harder to control than conscious actions. You also may believe that because online games are much tougher, you’ll easily crush brick-and-mortar casino (B&M) games, and winners don’t go on tilt. B&M games are much softer, but your results depend upon your skills and adjustment abilities: • If you won online, you will certainly beat them if you adjust well. • If you broke even online, you will probably beat them if you adjust well. • Even if you were a small loser online, you may beat them if you adjust ...

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