you're betting wrong, you should bet at least $5 on
don't pass in order to lay the $6 against the 6 and
8 at 6-5 odds. If you follow a complete cycle of don't
pass $5 bets, laying single odds along with two don't
come bets, also with single odds, you'll have bet
To have an adequate bankroll for utmost protection
against temporary losses, you'd need at least $300
in reserves for each session of play.
A $10 bettor, following the same cycle, would need
about $80 to complete each cycle of bets and therefore
would have to have $550 in reserve for that single
session of gambling. The total bankroll would be about
seven to ten times the single-session bankroll, or
between $3,800 and $5,500.
Many players are going to look at these figures and
shake their heads in dismay. They expect to come to
the casino for a few days' play with a couple of hundred
dollars in their and get involved in pockets, perhaps
five hundred at the most heavy action. But they can't
have heavy action with that kind of bankroll.
What should they do then? They'll just have to play
the minimum games. With $500 they can't really afford
to bet more than $2 at a time on line bets not if
they expect to be , ground for a few days. With $200
a $1 games will be more their speed. Otherwise, they're
tempting quick disaster, and they can be wiped out
before they even get the free drink from the cocktail
that you're not getting clobbered, the loose-aggressive
style is a fun way to play. You become the center
of attention, the chips flow in, and players who don't
know you watch in awe. The problem is that most of
the time it doesn't work. You pay a very heavy price
for the intermittent reinforcement you get on the
nights when you catch cards.
People sometimes adopt the loose-aggressive style
because they watch it work for someone in a tournament.
The style is more effective in tournament play than
in money play because there's no tournament payoff
for grinding out one or two big bets an hour. Winning
one big bet an hour might let you finish 30th or 40th
out of 100, and while it might feel good to tell your
friends you did that when you're first starting out,
eventually you'll realize that in a 100-player tournament,
there's no financial difference between finishing
100th and finishing 20th. You get paid nothing either
way. This doesn't mean you should adopt a loose-aggressive
style in tournaments (tight-aggressive is better for
most people), but at least it can work there; it can't
work in money play.