TOUGH LOSS - ENFORCING QUIT POINTS
  • This is my first post but i have been reading posts on here all the time. Well the other night i went and played some of walters progression and caught a good run of cards. A good enough run for one of the dealers to ask if i was counting since my bet of 25 (my max progression) hit 3 or 4 times. Well my initial bankroll was 200 dollars, at one point i had 500 dollars in chips and i strayed away from my progression and caught a negative run of cards and lost all but 100 of that 500. My questions is how do some of you force yourself to stick to progression or leave. I definetly got gready? I do try and instill a 3 loss quit point but just cant resist the fact that a winning hand is bound to hit. Thanks in advance.
  • I hate to sound like a broken record, but for those of you who use progressions and quit points, my question is this: When, after you quit, is it o.k. to start playing again? And just what difference does it make?
  • Leon you are correct. The house will eventually win, otherwise casinos would be out of business.

    Using quit points and progressions can help with the occasional fun of walking away a winner for the night. Hopefully, forget about the last loss for a moment.
  • I am fairly new to this whole thing but one of the first things I read is that progression systems don't work ( seems to be the consensus ) so I am focusing on counting ( still slow at it but it takes time ). I read that Gregorian strategy book and you guys were right it is lame and it just sounds like a load of crap.
    BTW anyone on this board ever play the Hull Casino in Quebec?
  • Upperhand: "I strayed away from my progression" might be the problem. If the system was working, why did you "stray away" from it?
  • LeonShuffle said:
    I hate to sound like a broken record, but for those of you who use progressions and quit points, my question is this: When, after you quit, is it o.k. to start playing again? And just what difference does it make?


    Walter's book says that quit points (4 consecutive losses) mean you're done playing either for that shoe or at that table. You can restart play either at a new table or when the shoe is done. His research indicates that shoes where you start out losing several hands in a row rarely turn around to be profitable shoes.

    Not everyone believes in the validity of his research, but after reading his book, I do.
  • True i guess i need to have some discipline and stick to the game plan.
  • I have been playing quite abit of simulated hands using 6 decks. I vary the amount of players, sometimes 3, 4, etc. I tend to agree with Walter's quit point method. I ran into an extremely bad shoe playing solo against the dealer. Lost 7 straight, won one, and lost 6 more. The 4 loss stop point, in this case, would have ended an ugly losing streak.
  • hey red...I sometimes go to the Ottawa hull casino...I haven't played in a while though cause money is a little tighter now..just had a baby boy so I have to watch my pennies now...but hopefully will be going back in the near future

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