Never Go All In Slot Gacor

Well, not exactly. If you indeed are at the end of your money on the table, and it is appropriate with pot odds to put the rest in, go ahead. The full title should be,

“Always keep enough money on the table so that, with the maximum number of bets you would ever expect for any hand, you never have to go all in.”

This should be very obvious, but I see it violated every day at low limit tables, so here is this essay. I wait long enough between full houses that I want to always get the maximum payoff when I get one.

Calculate how much you need for the particular game you are in. An absolute minimum would be 2 bets for every betting round. That would be 6 big bets for flop games like hold’em and Omaha, and 8 BB for stud.

A better strategy is to actually have the maximum on the table, to cover “capped” betting on every round. [I will use the standard Arizona rule that 4 bets “caps” a betting round. For LA or LV players, sometimes it is 5. Adjust accordingly.] In fact, in hi/lo games like Omaha/8 and Stud hi/lo/8, the betting is often capped on later rounds, and this idea is more important. And I ask you: Why not do this?? If you have paid attention to advice on bankroll, you will have plenty of money to cover this amount. For a 3-6 Stud game, this would be 16 big bets, or $96. So that’s my advice: whenever your table stake falls below $96, re-buy immediately. This costs you nothing, since presumably you have a bankroll of 200 BB or so. Do it. For hold’em, which has one fewer “big bet” round of betting, 12 BB is the proper amount.

For newcomers, your money is as safe on the table as it is in your savings account. I have never heard a single story, ever, of anyone losing any money (to theft or loss) on the table. Go ahead and put as much of your bankroll on the table as necessary.

In Arizona, most games are played with a “kill.” If so, your minimum should be for the maximum number of bets for a kill pot. If the 3-6 stud game has a “full kill” at 6-12, then your minimum should be $192 on the table.

I see this concept violated all the time. One day I joined my friend Pat at a 3-6 hold’em table. As players will do, I asked her, “How are you doing today?” and she told me, “I’m already into this game for $300.” At that moment, she had about $20 sitting in front of her. (I know she always has plenty of bankroll with her – this was not her last $20 or even close to it.) Over the next 5-10 hands, that piddled away, and finally she went all in with about her last $6 or $9, and lost. She re-bought with …