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    is gambling a skill?

    Gamblers say that they deserve to win cus they work hard, are dedicated,etc etc.

    But gambling isnt a skill in my opinion, you can spend hours on it, you can be dedicated, you can read, try to learn, in the end its a gamble.

    Whats a skill is money management, what you think???

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    You have to have the right mind set to be successful. Those that have a sucky, whiny attitude who constantly talk about their bad beats and how they always get screwed, will continue to get screwed. If you have confidence in your plays and don't let losses bother you, you will have much more success.

    In my early days, I had a sh!t attitude, and was always in a hole. I chased, and was out of the game quite often. I changed my mindset years ago, and success has come with it.

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    Skill ? Probably not

    winning is a learned attitude

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    long term it is a skill

    short term it is luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Odom View Post

    Skill ? Probably not

    winning is a learned attitude

    Saying that ^ because

    Sammy is old... seen a lot

    over the years have seen the best skilled with lapses of proper attitude go busto

    but attitude aint all of it tho

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    To maintain legality, Draftkings and FanDuel argued for years that fantasy Sports is a game of skill, and that sports betting is a game of chance, when in reality it's the exact opposite.

    And now both companies reaping the awards from legal sports betting.

    Look up the word hypocrite in the dictionary and you see the logo for these two companies.

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    No

    It's a disease
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    its gambling

    99% of straight bettors lose at -110

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Odom View Post
    Saying that ^ because

    Sammy is old... seen a lot

    over the years have seen the best skilled with lapses of proper attitude go busto

    but attitude aint all of it tho
    Agreed, a major part is bankroll management.
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    The ones that think it is a skill usually in denial and did not hit bottom yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEPEAVY21 View Post
    long term it is a skill

    short term it is luck
    This

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    what skills do you need then

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    Quote Originally Posted by winnerloser View Post
    what skills do you need then
    Logic and math..

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    you guys are lying to yourselves, its not a skill

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    [QUOTE=winnerloser;29029907]you guys are lying to yourselves, its not a skill[/QUOTE

    Gambling may or may not be a skill but the fact remains, just like every other facet of life, you need skills to achieve a positive result..

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    Quote Originally Posted by winnerloser View Post
    you guys are lying to yourselves, its not a skill

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    move the s around

    gambling kills

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    Skill Sets needed:


    Analytical skills

    Computer skills

    Creative thinking skills

    Decision-making skills

    Management skills

    Organizational skills

    Problem-solving skills

    Time management skills

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    Both sports betting & fantasy sports are something like:

    30% skill

    70% chance

    You cannot control turnovers, injuries, coaching decisions, and something that seems to get worse & worse, officiating

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Odom View Post
    Skill Sets needed:


    Analytical skills

    Computer skills

    Creative thinking skills

    Decision-making skills

    Management skills

    Organizational skills

    Problem-solving skills

    Time management skills

    Sammy is right. Many different skills needed BUT the real key is having a lot of experience using those skills. Just like Jake pointed out.. "Long-term it is a skill, Short-term it is luck." It takes time to hone those skills and be proficient. Without a doubt, I am not proficient... Yet.

    Here is one example. I bet Banker (& many others... Lakerboy, etc...) can look at a Foxstat sheet on any game and make a good pick on who will win/cover/etc..., and likely hit more than they lose. If you've not studied those stat sheets it will take you time to see what is important and what is crap and likely you will lose at first (unless you have luck as Jake points out).

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    I never met a gambler that was not broke

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    i trust JJ the most here.

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    the skills sam posted are too generic. Nothing specific.

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    If sports betting (gambling) is a skill then so is playing the stock market.

    Is poker a skill or a game of chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Odom View Post
    Skill Sets needed:


    Analytical skills

    Computer skills

    Creative thinking skills

    Decision-making skills

    Management skills

    Organizational skills

    Problem-solving skills

    Time management skills
    Nunchuck skills

    Bo staff skills

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrickJames View Post
    Nunchuck skills

    Bo staff skills
    Pretty sweet..

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