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Money Management

Learning the correct playing strategies is only half the battle.  You are doomed to lose if you are not prepared with a sound money management plan. The following guidelines will maximize your profits and minimize your chances of going broke. 

1. Donít play with scared money. Set a maximum amount that you can afford to lose and if you lose that amount, quit playing. 

2. Never increase the bet size on consecutive losses.  On consecutive wins, increase your bets in a manner that suits your style of play.  We would recommend a simple 50% progression or a 1, 2, 3, 5 progression. For a 50% progression, after you win a bet, make your next bet the same plus 50% more. The progression would look like this for a $5 bet: $5, $8, $12, $18, $27, $40, $60, etc. You keep increasing your bet until you lose, then you start again at $5. For the 1,2, 3, 5 win progression, you increase your bet from 1 unit to 3 then to a maximum of 5 units following consecutive wins. For example, the progression for a $5 basic bet is $5, $10, $15, $25 then back to $5.  After you make the maximum 5-unit bet, win or lose, make your next bet 1 unit. This progression therefore, is more conservative than the 50% progression. 

3. Your playing bank role for the above win progressions should be 100 units.  If your minimum bet is $5, you need a $500 playing bankroll. 

4. Do not bring you your entire bankroll with you; bring enough for 2 or 3 playing sessions 40 or 60 units).  Use 20 units per playing session and quit the session if you lose the 20 units or win 10 units.  Hence, a $5 player with a $500 dollar playing bankroll would use $100 per playing session and quit if the $100 was lost or $50 won.  

5. Donít ever quit a session in the middle of a winning streak.  If you managed to win 10 units, keep playing with the goal of winning another 10 units. As long as you keep winning, keep setting 10 unit winning goals.  However, when the tide turns and you begin to lose, quit the session with your profit. Remember, a small profit is better than no profit! 

6. As your playing bankroll increases as you win, then increase your bet size. Likewise, decrease the bet size if your plane bank role decreases.  Always make your minimum wager equal to 1/100th of your playing bankroll using the win progression. 

The cardinal sin in casino gambling is to chase your losses which means increasing your bets when you are losing in the hopes your next bet will win it all back. Everyone who gambles in a casino sooner or later will experience losses and how you handle yourself in this situation will determine in the long run whether or not you will be a winner.  If youíve lost one or two of your playing session bankrolls, the best you can do is limit your losses.  The casino will always be there for your next visit and if you follow the proper playing strategies you will soon be back on the road to winning.

 

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