Known by the world, the Chinese are a superstitious group of people. There are many gambling superstitions that have been deeply rooted into the Chinese traditions and culture.

It is widely believed that they can help to boost your luck during gambling, regardless if you are playing mahjong, poker or going to casino.

Under-mentioned is a list of Chinese gambling superstitions and taboos for your reference. Also, before you go ahead here you can take a look; Boost Your Luck in Gambling by Chinese Feng Shui.

Chinese Culture in Gambling is One of The Oldest That Still Has a Presence in The Modern World
Chinese Culture in Gambling is One of The Oldest That Still Has a Presence in The Modern World

Believe these gambling superstitions or not, it is up to you!

7 Most Popular Chinese Gambling Superstitions – Believe it or Not!

Red Color

Wearing red (preferably a red underwear) and go to a casino – This might sound a bit funny to some people, but the Chinese believe in this particular superstition.

In the Chinese tradition, red color is a symbol of joy and good fortune. It is believed that wearing red underwear, brief, bra or anything in red is going to bring good luck and fortune.

Counting Money

Do not count the money that you gain or loss during the gambling session

Do Not Touch

Don’t hit or touch the shoulder of one while he or she is gambling because they believe that this action will pat away their good luck

Avoid Books

During gambling, ensure that there isn’t someone reading a book behind you or in front of you, because in Chinese, “book” sounds like “to lose”.

Don’t Mess With Pregnant Women

It is a big taboo for gamblers to gamble against a pregnant woman because the Chinese believe that expectant women are “carrying their good fortune inside their belly” and they also have an extra pairs of “eyes” to observe the whole scene. So pregnant women are said to bring good luck to gamblers.

Respect Monks & Nuns

Do not gamble after having seen either monks or nuns.

Plan Your Toilet Time

If you are on a losing streak it is advisable to go to the toilet which brings you luck and vice versa, if you are on a winning streak, do not leave your seat for toilet because it will wash away your good luck.


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