Since I started playing Baccarat regularly a few months ago (and a couple of other games like Pai Gow Poker and Three Card Poker) I've been ahead however slightly. Up until yesterday I had yet to leave the casino with a loss. My wins were nothing spectacular, sometimes I would leave up by only $5, but still a winner! I knew when to stop playing. Last night I lost, and I lost big, but the excitement is still there, the interest, the "need" to go play again and again. I realize my mistake and I'm not sure what caused me to do it. I chased my initial loses at the table when I will usually always bet flat. What happened was I lost 4 times in a row. I then decided to be big in order to recover those losses. I lost that big bet as well. I then sat out a couple of hands, and finally went "all in" to try to recover what I had lost up until that point in the session. I lost again. I don't recall losing that many hands in a row since I began playing, but it happened. I learned not to chase losses like that again. I also learned that I shouldn't drink and gamble. I usually don't, but I did yesterday and I think that might've had something to do with it. I'm proud of myself for not getting more money at the ATM and returning to the table. The desire to do so was strong, but I fought it, decided to eat something and come back another time fresh. Ok, so I lost, but I still LOVE IT (is this the talking? lol) I'm not too worried about recovering my losses from yesterday, it's gone now, but I've started to write everything down to keep track of where I am. Had I continued to bet flat like I usually do, I might've slowly recovered some of the loss, or at least lost less by deciding to quit before it was all gone, or quit while I was ahead like I usually do! But I didn't do any of that. If anyone has additional advice on minimizing losses, please share.