Gamblers are definitely among the most superstitious people in the world. Each and every gambling activity is connected with a couple of superstitions and most of the players don’t even remember where these beliefs come from. In this article, we will study 7 popular gambling superstitions and will try to understand whether they really work (spoiler: they don’t).
The superstitions about number 13 could be met in every sphere of our life. Some people don’t take a seat number 13 in planes and don’t buy apartments on the 13 floor but there is no on who is concerned about the number 13 as gamblers. Satta Matka The gamblers from the West are usually very afraid of getting this number in all kinds of casino games while Chinese players believe it to be the lucky number and get very excited when this number appears in the game. The world is so different, huh?
The lucky red color
In the gambling world, red is considered to be the lucky color that can help you get more winnings or even win a jackpot. That’s why many gamblers prefer wearing red clothes when they are going to the casino (red underwear is especially popular). So if you need a bit of luck, try wearing red pajamas before you start gambling online.
Unlike the “bad” number 13, number 7 is believed to be the one that brings luck. This superstition is widely used by the developers of classic 3-reel slots where 7 is one of the most frequently used game symbols. There are many things in the world that come in 7s (7 days of the week, 7 colors of the rainbow and so on) so many people believe it to be the magic number.
Blowing on the dice or cards
You have never seen it if you only play in online casinos but offline gamblers often notice other players blow on cards or on a dice before throwing it. A lot of people around the craps table blow on their cards before each round believing it will bring them luck. Unlike other superstitions, this one has the logical reasons. Many years ago, when the dice games were played on the streets, blowing on a dice was a way to clean it from dirt and dust. Some unfair players were also using special substances that were activated by blowing and helped turn the dice on the needed side.
Gamblers are not the only people who take lucky charms with them. Many students use them on the exams and some businessmen even take their lucky charms to the important meetings. The charms are the special things that are believed to be magical and bring luck to the gambler. These can be the rabbit’s foot, the clover, the horseshoe or any other weird and magical-looking thing. Keeping it in your pocket is fine but please, don’t put those rabbit’s foot on the poker table.
There are a couple of superstitions connected with hands. Firstly, it is believed that touching another player can bring you the bad luck. So you will rarely see gamblers shaking each other’s hands while playing. The second hand-related superstition concerns the washing of hands. Gamblers who are winning one round after another don’t wash their hand in order “not to was the luck away” while the gamblers who are on their losing streak try to wash their hands as soon as possible to call out the luck and wash away their misfortune.
Dogs bring bad luck
We don’t know why the poor animals are considered to be “unlucky” but for some reasons gamblers never allow dogs be near the gambling table. We can definitely agree with dogs not being allowed to the public casinos due to the sanitary reasons but don’t think hissing your puppy away from the room while you are playing online video slots will help you get more free spins.