Well, at least we know one guy isn't in the casino practicing what he preaches. Do'ers do.... Talkers talk....or read. OF COURSE there is good reason to start higher. MORE money is won if one starts higher. Last time I checked, I never met someone who said "no thanks" to more money. There's only ONE issue. Is the player actually skilled? If yes, there is absolutely no valid reason not to start higher...especially after years or decades of establishing the skill. If it's valid to start at $5....then it's valid to start at $1. Long roll is all that's required.