Jamie Salsburg

The After Gambling Podcast

Jamie

  • AG 053: Why It's Literally Impossible to "Win" the Game of Gambling

AG 053: Why It's Literally Impossible to "Win" the Game of Gambling

Tuesday 15th January 2019

Discover why it's impossible to win at the game of gambling with insights from The After Gambling Podcast. Gain a deeper understanding of problem gambling and why the odds are always stacked against you.
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The After Gambling Podcast
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Jamie Salsburg
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Why You Can't Win at the Game of Gambling: Insights from The After Gambling Podcast

The only time you can win or lose when it comes to gambling is at death, because at that point now, the game is over.
In episode 53 of The After Gambling Podcast, Jamie talks about the nature of gambling and why it's impossible to win. He explains the difference between finite and infinite games and how gambling is an infinite game. In a finite game, the rules are fixed, and there's a known objective, but in an infinite game, the objective is to keep going and outlast the other players. The house, as the infinite player, always has the advantage.
Jamie goes on to explain the nature of rewards programs and bonus deposits and how they keep the game going. He also talks about the fallacy of future wins and how they're just future losses. The episode is informative, eye-opening, supportive, educational, and raw. It's a must-listen for anyone struggling with gambling addiction or wanting to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of problem gambling. Listen to the full episode now here on alcoholfree.com.