by Larry Edell
Systems is a lesson relating
play that, when
used properly, will increase your winnings substantially.
probably heard of these three gambling sytems: win/loss
goals, discipline, and comps.
Let’s take a look at all three and see how
they can benefit
your sessions, whether you play blackjack, craps or roulette.
should know about
money management and setting win/loss goals.
You buy in
and have a
$200 loss limit, hit it but keep on playing anyway. Whammo--you lose
money again because you have the gambling systems
knowledge, but no
If you had a $200 win goal, reached it, but kept on
playing anyway, you
just might get a Whammo as well if the table turns.
discipline, you are
making a promise with yourself to accomplish a certain goal.
business and personal agreements, your own integrity keeps that
if it is an unwritten one. Why not keep your agreements with yourself
play table games?
profiting more by using proven techniques when you play, you’ll also
increased self-esteem and confidence because you kept your commitment
yourself. You’ll make more money and feel better at the same
need a win goal
is because tables fluctuate.
You can be $100 up one moment
and $100 down the
next. How do you know when to stop and still leave with a profit?
be based on
your individual session money, and should be 30% of your buy in. For
if you buy in with $100 and are $30 ahead you should quit.
definite, unchangeable win goal - something you can shoot for. You
play haphazardly and hope to win thousands from a $5 bet.
win goal is a
loss limit, and it’s also 30%.
If you buy in for $100, you
leave when you win
or lose $30. If you buy in for $500, you leave when you win or lose
You need a
limit because if
you play thinking that since you brought $100, the most you can lose is
then you certainly will lose it all.
One of the
gambling is to increase your bets while winning but decrease them while
But when many people start losing, they keep on playing as if nothing
different, or worse, keep increasing their bets.
Set a win goal
and a loss limit. Over the long run, you’ll win more and lose less.
online or off, you can increase your profits by at least $500 by
comps - yet most people who play do not even have comp cards.
consider in applying for a comp card is your choice of casino. If you
craps, choose one that gives you credit for “spread” instead of “bet”.
bet $10 pass,
$12--6 & 8, and $5 field, you are counted as a $10 player in
But in the casinos that credit for spread, you are a $40 player.
If you play
blackjack or roulette,
play at a table that gives favorable rules and limits.
and policies. Most online casinos offer very tempting ‘new account’
have to choose one yourself, based on what they can do for you.
The best way
out about a land-based
casino’s comp policies is to call them and ask for a “casino host”.
(or her) that you are a player at another casino and want to try them
would like to have the casino rate for your first stay, which will save
about $30 per night at a mid-sized casino. If you gamble enough you
will end up
getting the room, food, drinks and a show for free.
system requires that you speak with the casino
host to ask how you can get a credit line. Not only will a credit line
convenient, but also it will look better for you when your comps are
You also won’t have to worry about carrying a lot of money to and from
before you start gambling,
find the pit boss and ask to be rated. You will also need to go to the
a few minutes before you are ready to play and ask to have your credit
Then, before you begin to bet, ask for a marker
for the amount of
you’re gambling, break your
sessions up. You can gamble twice a day for two hours per session. For
these six sessions, ask for a comp from the pit boss or floor person.
example, after the first session, you could ask for a meal for two at a
restaurant. After the second session, ask for another meal in a
restaurant, or tickets to tonight’s show performance.
The value of
meal or show
for two is usually at least $50, often quite a bit more. Six sessions
that you will get about $300 worth (6 x $50) of comps.
your comped room
would normally cost $100 a day (weekend rate for two nights), this
at the end of a weekend, you will have $500 ($300 + $100 + $100) you
based on an
average bet of $50. Of course if you gamble more, you’ll get more
casino host can tell you the required levels of betting for each level
If you are a
bettor, you can
still get comps - usually to the buffet - but you’re still getting
you didn’t have before. Comps are a terrific advantage to every player,
should maximize your comps whenever possible.
casino a winner,
just by carefully utilizing disciple, win/loss limits and comps.
discipline and stick to your win/loss limits, any small loss will be
compensated for by the comps you receive.
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