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Playing Notes:  Staying too long at the tables.

How many times have you entered into a game and started winning right from the very start. Then you have stayed at the table too long and are now losing all of your newly earned profits. At this point you begin chasing your losses and depleting your hard earned bankroll.

Living in Las Vegas, or any other gaming town, it is a lot easier to walk away from the table when you have won early in the game. Because you already live in town, you know that there is always tomorrow for another shot at the winning.

But when you are just visiting town for a few days, you want to take advantage of as much playing time as possible. And this is just what the casinos are banking on, that need to stay and play longer than you normally would.

Personally, I play to win, and not to just to play. But that is a very hard discipline to learn.

Another problem you may encounter is when you are visiting with friends. It is even harder to leave the game if all the others want to stay and play. On the other hand, if you are playing a solo session, or with someone who understands the value of leaving when you are winning, you can take full advantage of the adage "leaving a winner".

I play a lot of solo sessions, or quick "hit and run" sessions with my Webmaster, Pablo. We both understand that when we are winning, we color up and move on.

A good example of this occurred just before the last Hilton Craps Tournament. Pablo and I went specifically to qualify for this tournament and our plan was to leave as soon as we were successful. It did not matter if we were up or down at that point, we were just going to leave.

We both started off well, setting for a "YO" 11 and hitting craps numbers. And since this was happening, we were betting the Horn numbers, (you know the ones in the center, the bets I tell you not to bet). After three rounds of the dice, I finally hit the "YO" 11 and we were both up several hundred dollars. It would of been easy to stay and continue playing, but why risk losing our newfound monies by just playing. We called it a day and happily left the casino on a positive note.

As I am always reminding my students; Remember that after two hours of play, physical and mental fatigue sets in and you are not as focused as you should be. Again the casino counts on this and you will end up giving your money back to the casino.

Another good example of leaving a winner happened just the other day. Pablo and I went to a casino on the strip for a quick hit and run session. Pablo was shooting from the S/O position and on his first roll he hit 40+ numbers! Now we were both up several hundred dollars and at that point I elected not to shoot. We both left the casino winners, with a very nice profit for the day.

So whether you live here, or are just in town for a few days, always -


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Dice Coach
Another 20 minute roll!  I think between that little modification and adopting your betting tactics, that this will work well in the long run.  Thanks again!  - Bill - 
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong - but that's the way to bet. -Damon Runyon-

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