Online Gambling Money Management
Learning the correct playing
strategies is only half the battle. You are doomed to lose if
you are not prepared with a sound money management plan. The
following guidelines will maximize your profits and minimize
your chances of going broke.
1. Don't play with scared money.
Set a maximum amount that you can afford to lose and if you
lose that amount, quit playing.
2. Never increase the bet size on consecutive losses. On
consecutive wins, increase your bets in a manner that suits
your style of play. We would recommend a simple 50%
progression or a 1, 2, 3, 5 progression. For a 50%
progression, after you win a bet, make your next bet the same
plus 50% more. The progression would look like this for a $5
bet: $5, $8, $12, $18, $27, $40, $60, etc. You keep increasing
your bet until you lose, then you start again at $5. For the
1,2, 3, 5 win progression, you increase your bet from 1 unit
to 3 then to a maximum of 5 units following consecutive wins.
For example, the progression for a $5 basic bet is $5, $10,
$15, $25 then back to $5. After you make the maximum
5-unit bet, win or lose, make your next bet 1 unit. This
progression therefore, is more conservative than the 50%
3. Your playing bankroll for the above win progressions should
be 100 units. If your minimum bet is $5, you need a $500
4. Do not bring your entire bankroll with you; bring enough
for 2 or 3 playing sessions 40 or 60 units). Use 20 units per
playing session and quit the session if you lose the 20 units
or win 10 units. Hence, a $5 player with a $500 dollar playing
bankroll would use $100 per playing session and quit if the
$100 was lost or $50 won.
5. Don't ever quit a session in the middle of a winning
streak. If you managed to win 10 units, keep playing with the
goal of winning another 10 units. As long as you keep winning,
keep setting 10 unit winning goals. However, when the tide
turns and you begin to lose, quit the session with your
profit. Remember, a small profit is better than no profit!
6. As your playing bankroll increases as you win, increase
your bet size. Likewise, decrease the bet size if your playing
bankroll decreases. Always make your minimum wager equal to
1/100th of your playing bankroll using the win progression.
The cardinal sin in casino gambling
is to chase your losses, which means increasing your bets when
you are losing hoping your next bet will win it all back.
Everyone who gambles in a casino sooner or later will experience
losses and how you handle yourself in this situation will
determine in the long run whether or not you will be a winner.
If you've lost one or two of your playing session bankrolls, the
best you can do is limit your losses. The casino will always be
there for your next visit and if you follow the proper playing
strategies you will soon be back on the road to winning.