What kind of mindset do you have when it comes to gambling?
In the face of gambling, there are two modes of thinking, one is the traditional mode of thinking and the other is the scientific mode of thinking. Traditional thinking grasps gambling through intuition or intuition, and this lumpy perceptual way of thinking grasps the whole of gambling and cannot explore the details and localities of gambling, which is holistic and ambiguous.
Things related to tradition are usually mysterious and esoteric, such as I Ching, Feng Shui, Chinese medicine, etc. Gambling is the pursuit of money, and the combination of it and tradition makes this mystery and esotericism reach an unparalleled level, as exemplified by the underground Mark Six lottery in mainland China. If you open one of them, what you will see is: Zeng Daoren, Bai Sister, Lei Feng Insider, Portuguese Gambling Man, Teletubbies, etc. Nearly a thousand kinds of inexplicable things, which are enough to repeat all the numbers of Hong Kong Mark Six. The information is enough to repeat the prediction of all the numbers of the Hong Kong Mark Six dozens of times! The mainland coders are addicted to it and study it like crazy, hoping to find the mystery of deciphering the special codes of the Mark Six.
The situation in the casino is not much better than this, where the baccarat is comparable to it, only replaced by the mind, betting method, cable, and related betting guide book and so on. It can be proven mathematically and rigorously that the betting method, this cable and that cable are worthless from the investment point of view, they do not contain the code to break the casino.
Blackjack has the details of mulligans and not mulligans, betting times and not betting times, pulling numbers has the details of comparing cards and not comparing cards, roulette has the details of how it works, these details can only be grasped by scientific thinking, traditional thinking is difficult to exert. The baccarat is not the same, it has no details, at least it does not seem to have details that can not be ignored, it seems that you can leave scientific thinking behind. In addition, Baccarat's banker relative to the traditional yin and yang relative is also relatively close. Therefore, Chinese people like to study baccarat and also like to gamble on baccarat.
A gambling book supposedly written by a foreign "full time gambler" has gained popularity among Chinese gamblers. From the online information, the book uses the so-called "gambling luck" and "gambling cycle" as the basis for subverting the relevant mathematical conclusions, and the proof is the author's own conversations with his son and several other people. This is not a good enough reason! Moreover, the author does not clearly explain the concepts of "gambling fortune" and "gambling cycle", which are like mysterious things that can only be understood but not explained. This is in fact a characteristic of traditional thinking. This type of thinking certainly resonates easily in our country where the I Ching and the Bagua were born.
In the book, the author makes no distinction between mathematics in casinos and mathematicians, achieving contempt and denial of mathematics with ridicule of mathematicians. Although mathematicians may not gamble and may not understand the mathematics in casinos due to gambling itself, what does this have to do with the fact that all the casinos in the world depend on mathematics for their survival? This reminds the author of an often asked question: You all say that casinos make money from mathematics, how come you don't see mathematicians winning in casinos? In the question, the concept of mathematics is stolen to mathematicians. A similar but obviously absurd question could be asked, following the logic of the question: How come we don't see airplane designers flying in the air when they say airplanes can fly? These types of questions also reflect traditional thinking.
Traditional thinking examines nature as a whole, with thoughts leaping from one thing to another, using one thing as an analogy to another, as exemplified by the code of the hexagram. However, this is only the primary stage of thinking.
The most important way for human beings to understand, predict and use natural phenomena is to simplify, to reduce many phenomena to a single truth, which is the goal of science in its simplicity and beauty. Scientific thinking is analytical and precise, as it examines the natural world in a compartmentalized manner, focusing on specific problems and special laws in each field. It is important to note that the "simplification" made by science is not "simplicity", it can predict unknown or future phenomena. The world is full of various gambling games, simplification is also the best way to understand them, yield theory, random trading theory is the result of such simplification.
Any gambling game that is not governed by rules is nothing more than an ordinary random phenomenon. What number the roulette wheel comes out, the number of points in blackjack, the number of points in baccarat banker will not interest anyone if they lose the rules. In order to reveal the laws behind the gambling phenomenon, the rules must be extracted from the gambling and studied. What are the main things written on the rules? Odds! The study of gambling requires the study of odds. The odds are closely related to the probabilities in gambling, so an understanding of gambling is inseparable from an understanding of probabilities.
Probability and the law of large numbers follow each other. The law of large numbers, also known as the law of averages, which is the basis of the whole probability theory, is a general law of random phenomena, meaning that the frequency of a large number of random events will eventually stabilize around the probability, regardless of the order and interval of their occurrence. With this law of averages for random phenomena under large number conditions, we can use probability as a basis for predicting random phenomena. Mathematical expectation is the prediction of random phenomena from the point of view of the mean. The mathematical expectation of odds means that any short-lived win or loss in gambling, no matter how much or how little, will be neutralized and canceled out in the long run to get an average result like the rate of return.
It is not surprising that gamblers lack scientific thinking, it is strange that in this era of scientific prosperity gambling has become a scientific pariah, the problems that should be solved by science, but instead tradition is playing a leading role. The weakness of the traditional mode of thinking determines that people will continue to go in circles on the issue of gambling, so we see that not only gamblers continue to lose from one to another, anti-gamblers also continue to go from one "blow" to another "blow".
In mainland China, 3D lottery is an officially dominated legal form of gambling popular in the cities, while underground Mark Six is an unofficially dominated illegal form of gambling popular in the rural areas; the former is protected by all parties, and various experts can introduce various gambling scriptures and methods in the relevant sections of newspapers, while the latter is severely cracked down on, and code players can only read the gambling scriptures and methods provided by underground code newspapers to participate in gambling. The former is protected by all parties and the latter is severely cracked down on.
So the reality is that the lottery section of the newspaper is read by as many people as the code newspaper of the underground Mark Six; how hot the 3D lottery is in the city, how hot the underground Mark Six is in the countryside, and how much the latter is spreading to the city. This is exactly sound logic.
Gambling knowledge combines the theory of probability and the specific practice of gambling to present objective explanations and judgments about gambling and gambling phenomena, obtaining concepts with universal applicability. In contrast, traditional thinking can only present subjective speculations and imaginations about gambling, expressing personal likes and dislikes about gambling.
In gambling, the traditional mode of thinking is still dominant, and gambling knowledge, which reveals the mysteries of gambling, is still only known to a few people because it is not in line with tradition. However, sooner or later the traditional mode of thinking about gambling will give way to the modern mode of thinking based on science, and the knowledge of gambling will become a valuable asset of human spiritual culture. The significance of understanding and mastering it does not lie in how much money you are going to win, but in the complete freedom of gambling that you will gain from now on.