Poker Mistakes That Can Cost You

Poker is undoubtedly the most popular casino game.

You can practically find it anywhere, and the fact that the casino gamblers are crazy about it says enough about the game.

But, with big wins come big responsibilities as well.

This game is not based on luck and that’s why as you get more advanced, you learn tricks in order to win it.

But, what are some of the most dangerous mistakes you could be doing that can really cost you a ton?

Learn about some of the most common ones, and how can you avoid them.

Raising Too Often Without Thinking It Further

The art in poker (in an online casino or in a land-based casino) isn’t to raise and raise all the time.

This will do no good to you nor to your opponents on the table.

When it comes to this move, it requires a balance.

And you definitely need to raise just enough times if you want to succeed in your round.

Observe instead, and see where the game will take you instead. 

poker chips and cards on a green table

Playing Way Too Passively

Passive poker players are the worst kind out of them all.

Everyone knows that and totally agrees, it doesn’t matter if you’re a rookie or have some experience when it comes to this game.

Playing a passive way is a strict no-no.

Gambling the blind way, raising the stakes, and just sitting plainly is definitely not the way to win a poker game.

Trust me.

Being an Aggressive Player

As I already said, poker is a game that isn’t based on luck and it definitely requires good calculation.

And by that, we mean finding a good balance that can definitely benefit the course of your game.

And playing the aggressive way definitely isn’t a balanced way to win your poker game.

Whatever you do, make sure that you know what you’re doing.

And carefully observes the situation that’s’ happening on the table.

Even though at first aggressive way may seem to work, it can burn out for a very short period of time.

Letting the Emotions Get the Best of You

Last but definitely not least is the emotions when mixed with the poker game.

Thas why the term ‘poker face’ exists.

man making mistake in poker

In order to truly win the game and strategize it, you need to think clearly and with a rational mind.

Otherwise, you may not win the game and will end up burning up your nerves and patience.

And that’s not what you want, is it? 

These few mistakes may not seem like a lot, but can actually cost you a whole round.

Many people dont notice when doing these few acts, and later are really surprised when things dont go the way they have planned to.

And because of that, poker requires lots of devotion, training, and observing.

You need a lot more than luck to win this game! 


Ben Williams

Content Writer

Ben grew up in a small beach town on the Coromandel Peninsula. He spent most of his childhood surfing and playing rugby. After graduating from university in Auckland, he moved to Australia to work for a startup. He returned to New Zealand a few years later and started working in the iGaming industry.

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