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Positive Progressions

23 March 2021

How many times have you heard players say that they just can’t seem to take advantage of their good luck while other players are raking it in? I got plenty of emails over the years wanting to know when they should “jump on it.”

Usually these questions have to do with when to increase one’s wager since a hot streak has been occurring. Increasing one’s wager when things are going well for you is called “positive progressive betting.” Things have been good so why not push the envelope with more money on the line?

The good news is that every player can set up a positive progressive system that tells him or her when to move the betting levels on up. If the players’ good fortune continues then more (and sometimes much more) money can be won. That’s the good news; more money wagered gives you a better chance of more money won.

The bad news is the mistaken notion that because things have been great for you right up to that last bet you placed, you think that these good decisions will continue to favor you. That is not so. Good streaks are not actually occurring now; the occurred in the past.

You could have just had your tenth straight win but as you consider placing your eleventh bet, you have no idea whether it will win or lose because of the ten bets that just won. The past in gambling games means nothing for the future unless you are playing a game where you have the edge or whether your decisions actually influence the results.

The more money you put out, the more money the house edges work on. That’s the fact.

However, many players want to take the jump into “positive progressive betting” and I can understand this. The excitement of gambling has to do with the anticipation of the next result. If you’ve increased your wager then your anticipation will have an extra emotional element to it.

With my precautions in place what are some of the ways to increase your bet without taking the risk of destroying your past wins?

First, your wins must be enough to support an increase in betting levels. You probably don’t want to do the classic Paroli system which calls for the doubling of a bet after the very first win. You can wipe out that first win immediately doing this.

I think a reasonable progressive method would be for you to experience four wins in a row and after that fourth win increase your fifth bet by 50 percent. So if you are betting $10, you have just won $40. Now take $5 from your last win and place it on your $10 bet. Now your bet is $15. Give yourself two bets at $15 and if you win those then increase your bet another $5. Now you are betting $20 per decision.

Every two wins go up $5. A loss on this bet calls for you to drop back down to a $10 bet. Using this cautious method will still allow you to have an overall win even if you should lose one of those increased wagers.

I don’t advocate really going whole hog on progressive betting. I think you want to secure a win for a session and being too daring with progressive betting can slam you in the face.

All the best in and out of the casinos.

Frank Scoblete’s web site is www.frankscoblete.com. His books are available from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, e-books and at bookstores.
Frank Scoblete

Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

Craps Underground: The Inside Story of How Dice Controllers are Winning Millions from the Casinos!

> More Books By Frank Scoblete

Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com

Books by Frank Scoblete:

> More Books By Frank Scoblete