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Coach, how long should I stay at the table?

Remember that the casino has both time and money on their side. I recommend only playing for 45 minutes to an hour for a single session. After that, physical and mental fatigue sets in and before you know it, you are staying too long, making mistakes and losing monies. The next thing you know you are chasing one losing bet after another.

Set a session win goal and a loss goal, and then stick to it!

To win more money and lose less, try using larger unit size bets with strict money management. Using a larger unit per bet sounds scary, but is works. I have been using $60.00 units with a 3 unit stop loss and a 5 unit stop win. When I reach my win goal, I will keep playing until I lose one unit and then leave the game. On the other hand, if I lose three bets in a row or 3 units in a game, I will end the session and go to another table or even another casino.
As your bankroll grows you can try bet larger units. But remember not to over-bet your bankroll or overstay your playing time, this is how the casino makes their money.

Why do you think they want you to play at least a minimum of 4 hours in a 24 hour day for comp purposes and continuously bring you drinks to enjoy? They want to keep you at the tables as long as possible. Never play for comps, just take the comps they offer you as a bonus. Your mind set should be to take their money and accept all the comps they are willing to give you. If you get caught up in the comp game, you will stay to long and lose money. Sometimes the FREE rooms are far too expensive when you feel obligated to play at a particular casino because they are offering you FREE rooms.

This past weekend my wife Beth stayed at the new Aria Hotel and Casino in the MGM Grand City Center. The rooms are fantastic and all electronic. Everything is controlled by your TV remote; the lights, heat and even the drapes will close with a push of a button. I played 5-one hour sessions, won 4 out of 5 sessions, with an 80% win rate and the room was fully comp! I won my 5 unit plus win goal each time and left on my losing session after a 3 unit loss. With careful money management, you can play with larger units, increasing your net win without fear of losing your bankroll.

If you are interested in learning how to use larger units with less casino time please view my video.

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Play smart using discipline and money management. Stick to your stop loss and stop win and you will leave the games a winner!

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Good luck, see you in the pit.

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 - 
Winning at the craps table begins with good money management.

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