To start with you can set aside a small amount of money for gambling with which you may learn the tactics of the game and experience all pros and cons of it. If you set aside more money, you may tend to bet a bigger amount in the lure of wining without thinking much of the consequences. A small amount of money set aside keeps you safe and provides you more opportunity to learn, though you may think you lost chances to win a bigger amount in case your bet was large but you can always take it as an experience as there are endless chances to come in future and with better skills you get better opportunities. Just as you set aside a small amount to gamble same way set a loss limit for yourself as well i.e. you can afford not to lose more than that limit in one game or one tenure of time for e.g. a day. Like you have 100 dollars set aside you may afford to lose not more than 50 percent of it i.e. 50 dollars. So a loss limit of 50per cent is the ideal loss limit.
After setting aside the money try to master the game which you want to play. Try to master one game first and go only for a few games else you will be a jack of all trades and master of none. Once you have learnt the game tactics and required the required skills you may enhance the amount you want to put at stake. Once you have mastered the games or games you can gradually increase your limit you put at stake. The better you are at playing the game of your choice the more are the chances of your win.
The most important thing that you should observe while gambling, in order to become a good gambler, is discipline. You should be able to control your emotions and greed. You should not wait for your last penny to be lost and should also not be greedy enough to go only playing when you have won sufficiently enough. You should apply self control and get up from the gambling table as soon as you have won enough for the day or the session. Most people are not able to control their greed and emotions and spoil themselves in gambling. Try to test your patience and self control first. If you have self control then only step into this business else there is no benefit in becoming a gambler just for spoiling your life. Gambling also teaches you being disciplined so first follow this habit in order to be a successful gambler.