Let’s keep this simple:

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*losers*as you do Come-Out

*winners*. So even though a Rightsider will typically throw eight (8) C-O winners for every three (3) C-O losers for a

**winning-ratio versus a**

*72.7%***losing-ratio on the Come-Out; we’ll say that this shooters**

*27.3%***is the same during the come-out as it is during his point-cycle.**

*50/50 win/loss ratio*So here’s the scenario:

**This shooter throws just as many Point-Cycle winners as he does Point-Cycle losers. That means he’ll**

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*repeat*his PL-Point 50% of the time and he’ll

*7-Out*before repeating his PL-Point about 50% of the time too.

**We’ll also assume that he doesn’t make very many**

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*second PL-Point repeaters*during the same hand, and they merely offer him a break-even proposition just like the Come-Out cycle does.

The question is:

*If you could win 50% of your PL-Points, would that make you Rich…Stinking Rich…or Obscenely Wealthy?*Well, let’s find out.

**Let’s say that this 50% PL-winners/50% PL-losers shooter starts out with**

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**bets on the Passline and backs it with full-Odds in a**

*$10***casino.**

*3x/4x/5x-Odds***For simplicity then, we’ll say that he starts off with $10 Passline bets and backs them with an average of $40 in Odds ($30 when the PL-Point is a 4 or 10, $40 when it’s a 5 or 9, and $60 in Odds when the PL-Point is a 6 or 8)**

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**That means a PL-Point repeater will pay an average of $70 when it wins ($10 in flat-bet even-money payout from his PL-wager, and an average of $60 in Odds profit).**

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**It also means that he’ll lose $50 when he fails to repeat his PL-Point.**

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**On average then, he’ll produce a net-profit of**

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**more when he wins than when he loses. In case you’re keeping track of such things; that is a**

*$20***return on investment for this 50/50 shooter (he invests/wagers a total of $100 over each of two hands, and he produces a net-profit of $20), even though he is only winning one-half of his bets.**

*20%*So again I ask, if you are able to win 50% of your PL-Points while losing the other 50%; would that make you

**…**

*Rich***…or perhaps even**

*Stinking Rich***?**

*Obscenely Wealthy*Let’s find out:

**At a 20% return on investment (or 10% ROI per wagered hand); it would take him an average of just five (5) hands before he doubled the money required to double his base-bet from $10 on the Passline with full 3x/4x/5x-Odds. However, there would be quite a bit of back-and forth winning-and-losing volatility built into all of that; so let’s say he played ten (10) hands before doubling his bets. That way he’d be able to build up an ever-increasing financial reserve to weather any additional volatility should it ever occur.**

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**At the end of ten hands; he’d have made about $100 in net-profit; so we’ll let him go ahead and increase his base-bet to $20 as well as increasing his corresponding Odds. He’ll also have built up a $50 excess profit reserve that he can add to his overall bankroll.**

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**At the end of another ten hands, he’ll have made an average of about $140 per winning hand, and lost an average of $100 per losing hand…for a net-profit of $200.**

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**Let’s have him re-invest $100 of that $200 profit so he can ratchet up his bets to $30 on the Passline that are backed with an average of $120 in Odds. The excess profit of $100 can again be added to his overall bankroll.**

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**When he throws another ten hands, he’ll make around $210 when he wins and his loss will be around $150 when he loses; so we;ll have him re-invest another $100 to increase his PL-bets to $40 each and he can also increase his Odds by a similar amount.**

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He'll also have an excess profit of $200 that can be used to augment his overall bankroll...although frankly by this point he should be getting a little more aggressive in increasing his betting-levels

Notice that he’s

*still*making an overall

**even as his stakes rise.**

*20% return on investment*

**Winning 50% of your PL-Points and losing the other half, means that the power of the Odds-bet becomes the difference between making a meaningful profit…or merely breaking-even and trading dollars back and forth with the casino.**

It also means the difference between making you Rich…Stinking Rich…or even Obscenely Wealthy.

Let’s jump ahead because you know exactly what’s going to happen when this shooter doubles, re-doubles, then triples, then quadruples, then quintuples his base PL-bet with it’s corresponding Odds.

So let’s get him to the point when his base-bet on the PL is $500 and he plays in stores where $2000 in Odds, though uncommon, is not extraordinary to the point of raising pit-heat to an unbearable level.

**Okay, the flat PL-portion of his wagers is now $500 and he backs it with an average of $2000 in Odds.**

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**That means when he wins, he’ll be making an average of $3500; and when he loses, his loss per hand will be around $2500…for a net average profit of $500 per hand.**

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Over two hands where $2500 is wagered on each (for a total investment of $5000); he’ll produce an average net profit of $1000…and his 20% R.O.I. remains rock-steady no matter how

*high*or how

*low*his playing stakes are…and as long as his

**win-some/lose-some win/loss ratio stays the same…so will his return-on-investment.**

*50/50***For each ten additional hands that this player throws; he’ll be garnering an additional $5000 in net-profit. Even a mere hundred (100) hands per week will rake in an average of $50,000/week.**

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Now obviously you aren’t going to get

*obscenely wealthy*off of making $50k/per-week; but it can make you somewhat rich if you are willing to take your D-I show on the road and spread your play all around the world.

Here’s something to ask yourself:

All other things being equal,

**if you can win about**

*50%***of your PL-Points; then why isn’t your money growing anywhere near what it could be?**

**If your shooting isn’t holding you back; then it must be**

*something else***in your decision-making process that is.**

As always,

Good Luck and Good Skill at the Tables…and in Life.

Good Luck and Good Skill at the Tables…and in Life.

*The Mad Professor*

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