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Gambling Superstitions Often Associated With Leap Year


Gambling SuperstitionsMost of us tend to believe in luck despite ourselves. Even though we might not be of the likes of those who carry around charms in their pockets wherever they go. Sudden stroke of luck once in awhile does surprise us and often makes us think what we had done differently at that time so that we can follow it again and attract more luck.

Another one of these superstitions is surrounding days and the idea that one day is luckier than the other seems a bit difficult to understand for all those who are a bit sceptical about leap day. There is so much hoo-haa around the 29th of February and all of that is because the day happens only every four years so it naturally makes it more interesting and all kinds of superstitions have developed around it.

Most of them suggest that the day is a lucky day and so any activity that you undertake on this auspicious day will certainly bring you success. We know for sure that the person who proposed something such as this must have definitely been a very positive person. A very positive person and chances are that with the same spirit the believers even manage to turn their day around and make it a brilliant one. Owing to the rarity of this day however, there is a part of the world that believes that the opposite is true. For instance, in Scotland some people think it unlucky to get married on leap day and in some couples in Greece are so terrified of the day that they would not even think of planning a wedding for that day.

Not matter what you believe in, we say that if you are someone who has had the fortune of being born on this day, you have the opportunity to obtain exclusive membership to The Honour Society of Leap Year Day Babies.  For those who don’t know, this society boasts of more than 10,000 members of the 4 million Leap Year babies globally. Talking about betting on leap day or for that matter leap years it might interest you to note that US presidential elections are always held in a leap year. Even the Olympics is always in a leap year.

Although we are able to draw little connection between gambling and luck involved on a leap day, online gamblers are the kind to be just as superstitious as anyone else. Many gamblers find themselves a rabbit’s foot, four-leaf cover, lucky penny or horseshoe charm, all of which are considered alternative forces to help them win their game.

Another name for the leap year is an intercalary or bissextile year – the year that contains one additional day for all those who follow the Gregorian calendar. The fact that we have an extra 24 hours is great luck in itself. The odds of being born on a leap day are 1 in 1500 and when   you think about it, it is better that probability of winning a lottery.


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