Gang it's not rocket science. Set a win goal and a loss limit and stick to it. Divide your bank roll into sessions. If you're trip is for three days and you have a $3000 dollar bankroll say three sessions a day for $300 each. That's pushing it. Your stake should never be more than half your bankroll, even over the full term. This gives you a psychological edge because you are not betting "Scared Money". If you hit a big jackpot or have a killer run on the tables pocket half your winnings and play out the other half. In this way you are guaranteed to walk with at least some of your winnings. Never touch you pocket money again until you get home. The most sickening and sinking feeling in the world is to win a good stake and then lose it all back. You can set your limits, but they can't change. Mine is generally 40 to 50% but it can be whatever you want it to be. Some professional gamblers set a 20% win goal. So if I buy in with $300 and I lose $150, I'm done. Never try to "Win It Back" Go lick your wounds and come back when the Gods are in a better mood. If I'm up to $600 from $300 I put the original stake and 50% of my winnings in my pocket and play out with the remaining $150. So, $450 in pocket and that leaves me $150 to play with. If I double that I pocket $75 and so on. If I lose all of that so what! Learn the basics of the game. Never play a game if you don't know the rules or basic betting strategy. You can practice on line at any one of a hundred web sites with tutorials. It's like taking your driving test. Study a little bit before you play. Get familiar with the game. Keep a positive attitude. There's something about a winning attitude. Let the force be with you. Never cry over spilled milk. Don't whine. If you get tangled up then tango on. Never let them see you sweat. Don't get drunk. Get tipsy but never get drunk. Drunks lose. If your wife is nagging you to go but you're on a roll get another wife. Need I say? Play only the games with the best player edge. Never play 6 to 5 Black Jack. Slots will eat your bankroll faster that any other game generally because you play fast with a high house edge. Learn Video Poker. If you're a table player use basic strategy on any game. Basic strategy cards are available at any gift shop or you can print them from the Wizard of Vegas web site for free. What is Basic Strategy? Well if you have to ask then you should do some homework before you risk your hard earned dollars. Just remember this, "Luck Favors The Prepared Mind" Good Luck! you'll need it! .