I was at the Circus and the guy next to me hit a thousand dollar jackpot. He then put it all back in and bought another 300 dollars into the machine. I couldn't contain myself . I said WTF is wrong with you? You had a free trip to Vegas . Steve Wynn says he keeps the majority of the gamblers money. It has to do with human nature. When we win we want more. When we lose we run. So.... most of you run when you're down. The casinos know this. That's why if you stick to basic strategy, and I mean to the letter, you will give the house the minimum percentage, so you can reap the rewards of RFB (room food and beverage) to the max with an minimum investment. But who does that? Anyone can buy a basic strategy card at any casino gift shop for about $5 bucks. Check it out. If not you can download one from the Wizard of Vegas Web site for free. Do it,. If you can actually control you're urges and practice money management you can actually beat the casino at their own game. The house always wins that's true but you can reduce your losses. I am a follower of John Patrick, and he has a money management system that works . Love him or hate him it is what it is. He has made me THOUSANDS of dollars over these years. Yes he's a bit unorthodox but hey, it works for me . Do what you will. .