Is gambling viewed differently in the east and west? Our radio host, RJ Eryk, talks to the well-known gambling expert and favorite among Polish players, Mr. Milan Rabszski, about his experiences and opinions about how the world views and deals with gambling. Read on to find out what the well-traveled expert has to say.
RJ: In your experience and research, how do different countries perceive gambling?
Milan: I’ve always been fascinated and, honestly, quite amused by how different cultures look at gambling. I’ve seen that in the United States of America, it is common practice to go gambling for a vacation. In Japan, pachinko is a common gambling machine that people spend a lot of their time on. I’ve heard stories from an Indian epic where kingdoms were lost in gambling.
How accepting countries are of gambling is based on a number of variables. For instance, gambling is illegal in religiously conservative nations and nations that go the extra mile to make sure their youth are on a productive track. However, despite their best efforts, those who want to gamble will find a way to do so at Internetowe Casino.
What matters is how countries deal with gamblers. Countries that follow responsible gambling practices have programs like voluntary self-exclusion in place to ensure troubled gamblers don’t ruin their lives.
RJ: Milan, could you elaborate on that for our listeners?
Milan: Sure! Let me give you an example of why countries need to deal with gambling addicts and not gambling itself. Nigeria was facing a severe case of drug abuse and had citizens who had turned into addicts. Instead of banning recreational and gateway drugs, the Nigerian government set up rehabilitation centers to help addicts overcome their chemical desires. This action proved fruitful as the street drug supply was reduced in a span of months!
I’m in no way advocating drug use, let alone abuse, but my takeaway from Nigeria’s actions is twofold:
Firstly, rehabilitation and self-exclusion programs force people to consider limits and caps on their activity.
Secondly, dealing with addicts helps the government understand the root cause of the problem. They can focus on dealing with that instead! If depression leads to gambling or any type of addiction, we look into why our people are depressed and work towards fixing it!
RJ: This would mean that we may have to spot different kinds of gamblers! Can we tell gamblers in Europe from those in Russia, for instance?
Milan: True, we need to be able to spot an addict, and it isn’t very difficult. In Europe, be it in Prague or Paris, gamblers have a grip on their socioeconomic conditions and don’t push beyond a certain point. This is why no country in Europe has more than 3% problem players.
On the other hand, the Russians have been a problematic bunch. A large number of families have reported members borrowing money to gamble. Whether the underlying problem is due to a lack of discipline or a lack of information on gambling tactics is yet to be determined.
RJ: It’s interesting that you mention the lack of information. Milan, you’ve spoken at length about the art of gambling in your workshops. How important is information while gambling? Would you please give our audience a crash course?
Milan: Oh, I would love to! Gambling involves a number of variables, some in our control and some based on lady luck. We cannot control the curve balls life has to throw our way, so we focus on what we can control. First and foremost, I always advise players to bulk up their brains. And no, I don’t mean for you to pick up the protein shake, but the math textbooks.
Statistics and probability are crucial parts of gambling. There is a mathematical formula that tells you exactly what your odds are when you place your bets. Having this advantage will help you make better decisions when it comes to betting. Why wager on a number that is likely to have slim chances of occurring? Instead of teaching you to trust your gut, probability will help you develop the analytical skills you need.
Next, learn the game. You can’t play football with ice-hockey rules! Whichever game you pick, learn the rules like the back of your hand. I’ve noticed so many players make very basic mistakes with their strategies, and it pains me to see smart people lose money. Play without investing any money before you sit at the big tables, so you know what you’re dealing with.
Finally, research. Not all games are the same, much like how not all slot machines are the same. Some have better RTP, while others differ in volatility. Go online and read reviews by other players and experts who may give you insight and possibly stop you from making the mistakes they made.
As you get on this information highway, bear in mind that you will still make mistakes. The idea behind going prepared is that you avoid making the more common ones.
RJ: Okay, Milan, let’s talk numbers. Can you tell us how popular gambling is among Polish people and around the globe?
Milan: Around 26% of the world’s population participates in some form of gambling. This equates to 1.6 billion active gamblers and 4.2 billion annual active gamblers around the world. Online gambling and demographic studies show that 25% of the population gambles online, which generates 450 billion dollars in revenue for the market.
When it comes to us, Poles generate about 5 billion dollars per year in gambling revenue.
Milan has much more to say, and the radio station will have him over again for more insights in the near future. For now, his presence is required at the TopKasynoOnline office. At TopKasynoOnline, Milan Rabszski serves as editor-in-chief. This is a business run by Poles for Poles in Warsaw at Zota 59, 00-120. Alternatively, you can reach him by phone at +48 225951400 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the most popular payment methods in Poland in August 2022, listen to his podcast, where he discusses everything related to gambling, including the following: Blik, Przelewy24, Paysafecard, Bitcoin, and Ecopayz.
On the date of issue (August 2022), Note: Unfortunately, gambling is illegal in Poland, so the content in this article is used only for informational purposes and is available to users outside of Poland.