How do you know when it's time to leave a table? There
are three criteria to use:
Depart on a game Breakdown. In online blackjack games,
if you find yourself playing into a strong dealer
bias and losing most of your hands, it's time to leave.
Don't wait for things to turn. Strong dealer biases
can last for hours. Get away quickly.
In craps, if you're having trouble in executing your
controlled throw and suffering too many quick seven
outs, it's time to leave. If you're playing for fun,
remember Huey Mahl's words of wisdom: "We are
exposed to the vagaries of dice for very short periods
in the overall scheme of things." Anything can
happen in the short term. The table may be in a losing
trend and this losing trend could continue even though,
in the long run, things will even out to the small
house edge. If you don't believe that craps tables
exhibit trends, observe several games in your next
session. You'll see hot tables, cold tables, and choppy
In roulette, if the power sectors are not sustaining
and you are not hitting early on, call it off and
move on to another games or take a break.
Depart on a Stop-Loss. Part of this decision process
is establishing a stop-loss, a point previously established
where you decide to quit gambling after losing a certain
amount of money. How many betting units will you lose
before you quit playing and depart? We've discussed
stop-loss considerations with each betting tactic
described in this website. You need to review them
and adopt the ones that fit the level of risk you
are prepared to take.
Depart on a Stop-Win. "This is a concept foreign
to many gamblers, but very important nonetheless.
A stop-win is the opposite of a stop-loss. A stop-win
can occur in one of two ways: (1) You have
set a win goal for this session and accomplished that
goal; (2) you're in a hot games and have experienced
a nice win.
Premature cards: Any open cards dealt before the betting
for the current round is complete are immediately
reshuffled back into the deck, and the player receives
a new card after betting completes properly. A player
cannot accept a prematurely dealt card.
- A seventh street hole card that is accidentally
exposed during the deal may not be accepted by the
player. The deal completes normally and the player
receives a replacement hole card from the top of the
- If there are an insufficient number of cards in
the deck to completely deal seventh street to each
individual player, then a single community card is
dealt face-up instead.