Don't Leave it on the Tables
I’d like to propose an unusual concept. Unusual because almost all the gambling systems I know of look to make profits by increasing their bets from win to win. True, there are systems that flat bet from bet to bet or lock in wins by decreasing momentarily, but eventually most gambling systems look to push their bets higher and higher to lock in profits. Even negative progressions increase their bets. Granted these bets are increased with a loss, not a win. But they are still increased.
So, here’s my concept: What if we reduced our bets in craps with each win? That is, with every hit on a number, what if we kept reducing out bets smaller and smaller until we ended up with the minimalists of bets on our inside number? How would that compare with the usual betting progressions mentioned above?
The answer will surprise you. And for those of you considering to play at the $200 unit level or higher, continually reducing you bets might be the best way to beat the craps table. Let’s take a closer look.
Right now, I am preparing to play at the $400 unit level. For me, this is like the Mt. Olympus of betting units. If I can average 3-4 units a session, I can easily make $1200-1500 a day! That is not much to ask and when playing high units, you can look to lock in a win of only 2 or 3 units to make a nice living!
The key here is that when playing these bigger units in craps, what you leave on the tables with a seven out will hurt you. With $400 units, after your two come bets go up to numbers, you can easily leave up to $1000 on the table! With $600 units $1500 and with $1000 units $2500!
It’s a whole different ball game when playing $20, $50 or even $100 units. With these smaller units, we don’t think of running home with a couple of hits because the fluctuations are not as great. Psychologically and financially, we can try to progress our bets with an aggressive progression or the horizontal press presented earlier.
But if I were playing $1000 units and hit a come bet of $1000 for a $2000 profit, I’d be thinking twice before returning a big part of that money to the table. And if I hit my place bet of $500 on the 9, let’s say, and reduce it to $200, I could lock in a profit of $1000. Figure it out: $700 win on the $500 place bet on the 9, plus the $300 with the reduction down to $200!
Would you blame me if I reduced it again with another hit on the $200 on the 9? Would you blame me again if I reduced the $100 on the 9 down to $50, then $25 before throwing $1000 or $2000 back on the table for that big win!? Would you?
I don’t think so. And I’d like to think that you would do the same when playing big units. And this is the beauty of playing this type of strategy. You can lock in and reduce for some nice profits, without leaving most of it on the table! And if you keep reducing with each hit, then you will usually be very close to the money you would have made on those infrequent big runs. So, don’t leave it on the table!