for Increasing the Bet
Making this decision starts with a basic money management
policy-the size of your bankroll and the number of
units into which you break it. We recommend a 100-unit
bankroll (with $100, one unit would therefore equal
$1), but We realize that aggressive gamblers will
go for 50-unit bankrolls and some even less. We know
gamblers who leave home with $200 and bet with $5
and $10 units (a 40-unit or 20-unit roll). The fewer
the units, the higher the risk of tapping out, so
it's best to accumulate a 100-unit or at least a 50-unit
bankroll before you take off for the casinos.
If you've been gambling awhile and read other websites,
you've read this policy elsewhere, but it's important
enough to repeat here: Establish a gambling bankroll
with money you can afford to lose and then set it
aside for strict use at the tables.
Risk Level. Once you've defined your unit size, think
about the level of risk that you' wish to take when
raising your bet. Are you aggressive? Do you want
to go for the jugular when you get into a hot games?
Or will you play it conservative, settling for less
of a will, but not giving back a whole lot when you
do get ahead or not losing as much when things don't
break your way?
Betting Strategy. Now decide on which betting strategy
you are going to employ. We recommend choosing one
of the strategies We suggest in the following page,
but if you're a recreational gambler and have a betting
strategy that has worked well for you over the years,
by all means use it.
|Can I Take It Back?
amount of chips that a player releases into the pot-defined
as chips that are tossed forward or left forward after
being moved from a player's stack-is binding, with
the following caveats:
- An example would help here. Suppose the fixed bet
amount is $4 in a game of mute players, and a player
opens for $4. The next player carelessly tosses out
six bucks. That's a call: the bet remains $4, and
the player takes his extra two chips back. The next
player tosses out $7. That's a raise: the player must
make the bet $8. The next player tosses out S6. He
isn't bound to anything ,yet, and can do whatever
he wants after it is confirmed that he knows it is
$8 to call.
- In my
home game, I apply the rules above regardless of the
denominations of chips' involved." For example,
in the absence of a verbal declaration, a player who
has a $2 bet coming to him and throws out a $4 chip
is raising. (If the player wishes to call, he must
say "call" or "making change"
before he leaves the chip forward.)
- A string
bet-placing a bet by making multiple trips back and
forth between your stack and the amount you move forward-is
prohibited. That would be the physical equivalent
of saying "I call you ... and raise you."
In the absence of a verbal declaration beforehand,
the first amount You move forward is binding, in accordance
with the rules above.