Gaming and gambling are two of the most popular pastimes in the US today. Multiplayer video gaming has really rocketed in terms of popularity. As it gets more popular, the competition will only increase – that’s why you need to make sure your skills are up to scratch and you’re ready to take on any opponent. Here’s how you can improve your gaming and gambling skills:
Texas Hold’em poker
Consider your position. The absolute best position to be in poker is on the button. This is when you are the last person to bet in three of the four betting rounds, so you know what everyone has bet already. You should also try and keep track of all aspects of the game – other players, their chips and their cards. You only need to keep a rough count of their cards, as well as thinking about what cards they could possibly have and what their best hands could be, based on your hand.
Finally, get to know the other players’ habits and playing styles – there are so many tells that people can have. Someone who talks a lot might be relaxed because they have a strong hand, or perhaps they are pretending they do. Playing live games online is a great way to practice for real life poker, as well as earning some real money.
First person shooters
This genre of video game has been popular in a competitive multiplayer context ever since DOOM first let people play against each other in 1993. With the growth of e-sports and huge franchises such as Overwatch and Fortnite, it’s important to keep your skills improving.
Whenever you’re not in a firefight, you should keep your crosshairs trained at where you expect enemies to emerge – doorways and corners. This means that you won’t have to move as much to point at enemies when they appear. If you’re playing with a team, then make sure that you shout out information to your teammates – even a panicked shout about where the person who killed you was can provide invaluable information.
A good way of practicing your aim is to find something to aim at and then keep your crosshairs on it as you jump and strafe around it, just as you would if they were an enemy. This will help improve your aim while you’re moving.
This is another genre that is big in e-sports. Fighting games are also extremely hard to master. Fighting games have a large roster of characters, so it is absolutely essential that you learn how each one plays and fights to ensure that you know their properties and abilities. Play as and fight all of the characters in the single-player modes to gain familiarity with all of them.
Another good tip is to remember that when you’re facing another human, they can be tricked and led to believe things. For example, if you do a particular move a few times in a row, then the opposing player will begin to expect it again and again, allowing you to surprise them with something else.