After lunch we went our separate ways and I headed downtown. First stop, The Four Queens. I walked the casino floor and saw a couple of moderately busy Roulette tables with $5 minimums. I got my Players Card (I received a free deck of cards!) and joined a Roulette table with one other person. I bought in for $100. By the time I left I was down $73.
Play Analysis: I never got into my zone while I was playing. It was probably a combination of playing Roulette for the first time in years, getting used to the playing rhythm, and not having a strategy. The ball was landing predominately in the top third of the numbers, followed by the bottom third, and only occasionally in the middle third. If I had focused my betting on the top third I would have done better, instead I chased the numbers. I also had a slight headache, so physically I wasn’t at my best. It also hurt my neck to look up at the number display because I was sitting instead of standing. The only right thing I did was I stopped the bleeding early and left before I lost all of my allotted gambling funds for the day. More study will be required before I return to the Roulette table again.
Poorman’s Law #3: If things aren’t going your way, get out before you bleed to death.