Packing up for my Vegas trip and it got me thinking...I tend to gamble a little bit more aggressively in the beginning of my trip, but at the same time after a few quick losses I will get into preservation mode and will tone it down. One thing I noticed I always do at my first session of craps, whether it's the first thing I gamble on for the trip or even if it is day 2 or 3 if I just happened to gamble elsewhere first, is I will always put a lot more money than normal on my place bets and I will play much more aggressively with my come bets for that buy-in. If I happen to lose then I'll tone it down and get back into my normal routine. Most people have a routine or certain habits when it comes to how they gamble, but do you have anything specific that you do when you first arrive and place your first bets? Most gamblers tend to see each new trip as a fresh start, or if they had a winning trip previously they may be a little more aggressive since they can still see it as playing with the house's money. If you're a $1 slot player will you throw some money in a $5 slot to see what happens, or are you on the other end of the spectrum where you'll play a $.25 slot to help maintain that healthy bankroll. A few of the different categories I can see someone falling into include those who make a big bet right off the bat while their bankroll is still fully available to draw from, almost setting the pace of what the trip is going to be. Others may feel like they have all this money they brought to gamble but they are in a more defensive mode because they don't want to lose it too quick because hey, there's a lot of trip left and why blow it all now? Then you have those who use the envelope system so there really isn't any chance of them going too crazy unless they substantially increase their bets knowing they may lose it all and will have to wait until the next session. So what do you catch yourself doing when you first arrive?