Win Goals For Your Gambling Experience
What is a win goal? In simplest terms, a win goal is the realistic expectation of a certain win amount, based on the potential of available wins relative to the bankroll allowed, session stake allocated, expertise at the game, plus time at the game. This simple formula will equal your end-result profitability, in winning situations, and end-result saving of money that would have been lost in negative situations.
For example, most gamblers will say that a 2 percent win goal over and above the session stake is a very great achievement. The casino, for example, has a win goal of around 2 percent for most blackjack games, and an average of about 20 percent over all the table games they offer. Some games will make them even more money because people will play them badly. Although basic blackjack, for example, can be played to less than 0.5 percent casino advantage, most players will play the game so badly that the casinos actually yield anywhere from 2 percent to 6 percent, and often even more, on a game which can actually yield a player advantage if played properly and with skill.
For many of the games in the casino, the average expectation is from around 15 percent to perhaps 28 percent, depending on the casino, where it is located, and what the competition is like. In Las Vegas, the casinos mostly count on around 15 percent as their average win goal for all of these games. The difference between the casino and the player is that the casino can easily have a much lower win goal, because their doors are open "24/7/365." Their games make money all the time, every hour, every day, every week, every month, every year, without ever needing a rest or a break. You, the player, can't play like that. Gamblers in general must have win goals not only commensurate with their bankroll, session stakes, and so on but also with the realization that their exposure to the game will only be a very short slice of the game's overall event reality. Therefore, such win goals cannot, and should not, be measured in percentages relative to the way the casinos figure their own odds and win goals. Rather, your win goals should be measured in terms of what the game can yield, especially if played correctly. It is also important at this point to introduce a derivative of the win goal criterion, called the win expectation.
The win goal is what you have set as your desired objective. The win expectation, however, is based within the reality of the game itself and, most specifically, in that very short-term slice of that one specific game's event experience. The point is that throughout your casino visit, no playing session is ever independent of your other sessions. All your playing sessions are combined to reveal, in the end as you go home, the entire block of all sessions. Whatever results you have achieved at that point determine your average per session win expectation percentage, and your win goal achievement levels. You can use this information to reflect on how well you played, and to modify your goals and expectations for future visits. But you must take everything into account, even the value of all the additions you have earned, such as comps and freebies, and club points. All of this combines to affect your goals, expectations, and final relative results.