One of the reasons why so many people lose money when they go to casinos, is that they give up too early and too easily.
Winning starts with chosing a game or two, and then specializing in it. For example, most people know that they could definitely learn to win in certain games such as blackjack, if they were to put some effort into mastering the game. It is possible to learn to win in blackjack without having to remember all the cards or being a genius with a degree in mathematics with a photographic memory. The same applies to video poker. There are sound mathematical strategies that would allow you to at least break even. You can learn and master the game at home, and go to a live casino when you have a strategy and are ready.
Another important element of keeping yourself on track involves keeping records. Not only will records show you how much you are losing and how much you are winning, you also need them for tax purposes. In most countries, governments want to see your records and report of profits or losses at the end of the year.
Finally, too many people confuse luck with statistics. Often, they would say that they were lucky to win, or that losing was bad luck, when in reality it was just certain statistical factors and rules that came into play. It is your decisions that determine the bottom line in the long run.
If you want to improve your chances and your luck, play only the most favorable games, meaning the games in which the house has the lowest edge. Also, master the necessary strategies. Trying to prove how smart you are, or looking for excitement or trying to impress your girlfriend, are not profitable strategies.