Many professional gamblers believe in using good luck charms for success. These are typically attached to a necklace, bracelet, keyring or other accessory.
Almost any item can be used as a good luck charm. The key is to find good luck charms that work for you. Many gamblers rely on traditional good luck symbols. Below are just a few examples of the most popular and most powerful good luck charms used throughout history.
Lucky Four-Leaf Clover Charms
The four leaf clover is one of the most well-known symbols of luck. But just why is it a lucky symbol?
Its origins as a good luck charm can be traced back to ancient Ireland. Clover is an abundant plant in Ireland and was seen as a symbol of growth by the ancient celts. Four leaf clovers were rare and were seen as magical plants that could ward off bad luck.
Even when the Irish abandoned their pagan beliefs and adopted Christianity, clover remained a symbol of luck. There is even a Biblical legend that Eve plucked a single four-leaf clover from the Garden of Eden as a souvenir, which led some European Christians to see the four leaf clover as sacred.
The four leaf clover has since been used by many business owners and athletes as a symbol of luck – it can be found in many logos and badges. Many professional gamblers have also used the symbol including poker player Gavin Smith who had a tattoo of a four leaf clover on his right shoulder.
Lucky Horseshoe Charms
The horseshoe is another symbol of luck with European origins. In the middle ages, people would hang a horseshoe above their door to ward off evil and mischievous creatures
Why a horseshoe? The most likely origin for this superstition is the story of 10th Century saint Dunstan, who worked as a blacksmith before becoming archbishop. Legend has it that the Devil walked into Dunstan’s shop and demanded a shoe for his horse. Dunstan responded by nailing a horseshoe to the Devil’s foot instead of his horse, telling him he would only remove it if the devil never visited his blacksmith shop again.
Horseshoes became popular heraldic signs as a means of bringing success and prosperity to one’s bloodline and have continued to remain a symbol of luck in modern times. They are a common symbol in the gambling industry as used by the likes of Binion’s Horseshoe Casino.
Lucky Dice Charms
Dice are another popular lucky charm. This includes real dice, fluffy dice and gold dice.
Dice have long been used in many betting games, however their use as a lucky charm can be traced back to World War II. Fighter pilots would often face terrible odds during flying missions and would bring their own lucky charms with them in the hope of making it back home safe. Such charms typically included gambling items like cards and dice.
Many gamblers now carry a dice in their pocket as a way of similarly bringing them luck. Some even carry out rituals such as blowing on a dice or rubbing a dice before playing a game or placing a bet.
Lucky Number Seven Charms
Seven has long been viewed as a lucky number around the world. Charms related to the number seven are therefore very popular.
Why is seven a lucky number? The origins of this superstition are unclear, however it may have something to do with its use in the Bible and Ancient culture. In Christianity, God is believed to have made the world in seven days. There are also seven chakras, seven ancient wonders, seven seas, seven colours of the rainbow, seven classical planets and seven continents. There is clearly a completeness to seven that has caused many of us to fall in love with it.
In the gambling world, seven can be found everywhere. Many professional gamblers carry a seven-themed charm. There is also a belief that shuffling a deck of cards seven times will completely randomise it.
Lucky Rabbit Foot Charms
A rabbit’s foot is another popular lucky charm. It is particularly popular across North America, however like many charms it is thought to have European celtic origins.
Many celtic tribes believed hares and rabbits were creatures with Godly powers. They believed that rabbits spent so much time underground so that they could communicate with deities. It hence became popular for celtic tribespeople to carry a rabbit’s foot as an amulet as a way of getting closer to the gods and encouraging luck.
Many professional gamblers use rabbit’s foot shaped charms. These are often worn on a necklace.
Coins are a token of currency and therefore a symbol of wealth and prosperity. It is therefore no wonder that they are such a common lucky charm.
Some people are known to hold onto special individual coins that may have a personal meaning. Other people are known to use old and rare antique coins. A particular antique coin that is renowned for its good luck is the Ancient Chinese coin with a square centre hole in it – this is typically worn as a necklace.
Ladybug as a lucky charm
Ladybugs are known for being lucky animals and are also used as good luck charms for success by many people.
Why are ladybugs lucky animals? This largely comes down to their role in helping farmers. Ladybugs are known for eating crop-eating pests like aphids. If a farmer saw ladybugs crawling over their crops, it was usually a good sign that they would not get eaten by pests – and therefore the ladybug became a symbol of luck.
Some gamblers carry ladybug-shaped charms to help bring success to their careers. These are sometimes worn on a necklace or bracelet.
These are just some of the most popular good luck charms for success. Other individual cultures are known to have their own symbols of good luck, which may also be used as charms. Why not try using a few of the above traditional lucky charms and see what good luck they are able to bring you.