Dear Mark: Every time I
get ahead on a crap game, I end up giving it all back.
It's tough for me to walk away from a hot game. I get
all caught up in the frenzy of the game, and then all
of a sudden, it's all gone. Help! Kenny J.
Fortunes in craps are
won when the dice are hot, lost when they go cold.
You just keep forgetting to leave when the dice begin
Besides making the wisest bets on the layout, successful
gamblers buck this memory loss by setting loss limits
and win goals
can only end your playing session a winner by walking
when ahead. Sticking around when your karma is fishtailing,
as you seem to do, is what gets me this e-mail.
From this moment forward, Kenny, pledge to set loss
limits and win goals for yourself. For example,
if you bought in for $200 and your win goal is doubling
your buy-in, say adieu to the table when you hit
it. Or, if you bought in for $200, and the gambling
gods have allowed you to win $500, set aside the
$200 buy-in, plus your $200 profit, and play with
the remain $100. When it's gone, Kenny's gone.
Oh, one more thing. You are making the best bets
(pass line, odds, placing the 6 and 8) on the layout,
right? Oh you didn't know there'd be a quiz?