I grew to like this game because of my father, a WWII Navy Vet who seemed to do very well on his occasional jaunts to Vegas way more often than not. As a man of somewhat limited means (he worked as a foreman at a local factory), it always amazed me how often he was able to purchase a new Continental or Caddy shortly after a return from the Wild West (and later from AC or the Bahamas). Until right before I went away to college, I never had a casino experience with him. He and his brother took me and several cousins to Vegas. I dont remember specifically how he bet (this was 35 yrs ago and he's been dead nearly 30 yrs now), but I certainly do recall his giving me a hundred bucks, and following his lead on some bets and imitating them, I recall going home with nearly a thousand dollars. The sick thing is, I only went into the casino for about an hour on one of the days there. Dad and Uncle Mike lived at the craps table - no sleep, little to eat, play, play play. Dad always played Do, and as I remember he loved his three and a pimple. Usually a very lucky man. I now live pretty comfortably. I started playing a lot more craps quite a few years ago. I set aside a few bucks for gambling, and typically get to the casino a couple of times a week. I decided long ago to limit myself to a $300 bankroll, with a loss limit of half of the buy-in. As my stash increases, I might get up to a $500 buy-in, when it decreases, maybe $200. I have been playing with the same money I started with 8 - 10 years ago, with a current profit of about 10k. A couple of really good days have made all the difference. There are more winning sessions than losing ones, but most are small wins, which of course are better than losses. I really think that the ability to follow your plan and leave when you must is the key to long term success. Also, I never get the urge to take a bundle into the casino with me - on the rare occasion you see a monster roll, you'll leave with one.