Roll With It - How I turned $20 into $19,000!

johnsteed

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While I'm sitting, waiting for a 6-hour Ladbrokes withdrawal to hit my NeTeller account in... another 3-hours time, and taking a break from Prima Poker and its every-other-hand is a cooler RNG :)cool:) so I'm on tilt, I decided to write about something that happened to me recently.



About 3 weeks ago on a very early Tuesday morning, with an empty NeTeller account, I put out a bunch of emails to different casinos I'd deposited to over the years (specifically ALL MG casinos at one time or another), in hopes that there was just a bit of chance that there was an unclaimed bonus waiting with my name on it. Desperate, yes, I know. :cool:



The good people at KingNeptunes - now with BelleRock - gave me $20 on the house, I thanked them (of course I did), but if anything, I just thought it would give me 20-30 minutes before I'd eventually bust-out. I wasn't thinking that I was about to go on a run, but that's precisely what happened.



Spinning away at .09 cents per at my unusual starting rotation of SpringBreak/LadiesNite/Thunderstruck/AgentJaneBlonde/TallyHo, I managed to get that up to $100 or so off a few relatively big hits. Over the course of that early morning, I was convincing myself that once the game gets cold, and I drop down $50 from whatever the highest point I've reached, I would cash-out. That didn't happen, and the run continued, and the session was over after about 12 hours without a break (I was convinced that they were going to suspect that there was a bot in play), I managed to cash-out with $5,000! It had been a long time since I made that kind of a cash-out, and I wasn't about to blow it.







Roughly 36-hours later, without the need of any approved ID, I had the $5,000 in my NeTeller account. No more than a day after that, I started with a conservative $60 deposit at AllJackpots casino (just went with that casino, picking-a-name out of a hat), and within a few hours, I managed to withdraw another $4,000. Luckily for me, I had to go to Japan on the Friday, which was a great thing, because I had enough time to organize my money and think about how I should manage my new-found funds.



I arrived back home 2 days later, and went to work on AllJackpots again, and managed to take it up to $11,000, and I withdrew $10,000 of that. As far as the remaining $1,000, I did in fact take that up to $3,500 while playing progressives and VP at $25-per-hand, but I was really just going for homeruns by that time with their money, and would eventually bottom out with those funds.







Since that spree, I've managed to pay-off some old debts, buy some much needed things, invest, and to maintain and protect a solid bankroll. I did go ballistic on over-depositing at Ladbrokes, which was completely stupid, but since that time, I've had much better control over my game play, and I've even (again) had some good luck there, albeit on greatly reduced deposits in the $20-60 range.



I no longer go to an old favorite of mine, and I have no regrets from walking away from it. If it's always the same thing - deposit, lose, deposit, lose (repeat this for years after years) - why bother.



These types of runs are quite rare for me, especially at MG casinos in general, so it's not like it's easy to win all of this. I'm just grateful for the $20 that started it all in the first place.





Steed


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same_old

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While I'm sitting, waiting for a 6-hour Ladbrokes withdrawal to hit my NeTeller account in... another 3-hours time, and taking a break from Prima Poker and its every-other-hand is a cooler RNG :)cool:) so I'm on tilt, I decided to write about something that happened to me recently.



About 3 weeks ago on a very early Tuesday morning, with an empty NeTeller account, I put out a bunch of emails to different casinos I'd deposited to over the years (specifically ALL MG casinos at one time or another), in hope that there was just a bit of chance that there was an unclaimed bonus waiting with my name on it. Desperate, yes, I know. :cool:



The good people at KingNeptunes - now with BelleRock - gave me $20 on the house, I thanked them (of course I did), but if anything, I just thought it would give me 20-30 minutes before I'd eventually bust-out. I wasn't thinking that I was about to go on a run, but that's precisely what happened.



Spinning away at .09 cents per at my unusual starting rotation of SpringBreak/LadiesNite/Thunderstruck/AgentJaneBlonde/TallyHo, I managed to get that up to $100 or so off a few relatively big hits. Over the course of that early morning, I was convincing myself that once the game gets cold, and I drop down $50 from whatever the highest point I've reached, I would cash-out. That didn't happen, and the run continued, and the session was over after about 12 hours without a break (I was convinced that they were going to suspect that there was a bot in play), I managed to cash-out with $5,000! It had been a long time since I made that kind of a cash-out, and I wasn't about to blow it.







Roughly 36-hours later, without the need of any approved ID, I had the $5,000 in my NeTeller account. No more than a day after that, I started with a conservative $60 deposit at AllJackpots casino (just went with that casino, picking-a-name out of a hat), and within a few hours, I managed to withdraw another $4,000. Luckily for me, I had to go to Japan on the Friday, which was a great thing, because I had enough time to organize my money and think about how I should manage my new-found funds.



I arrived back home 2 days later, and went to work on AllJackpots again, and managed to take it up to $11,000, and I withdrew $10,000 of that. As far as the remaining $1,000, I did in fact take that up to $3,500 while playing progressives and VP at $25-per-hand, but I was really just going for homeruns by that time with their money, and would eventually bottom out with those funds.







Since that spree, I've managed to pay-off some old debts, buy some much needed things, invest, and to maintain and protect a solid bankroll. I did go ballistic on over-depositing at Ladbrokes, which was completely stupid, but since that time, I've had much better control over my game play, and I've even (again) had some good luck there, albeit on greatly reduced deposits in the $20-60 range.



I no longer go to an old favorite of mine, and I have no regrets from walking away from it. If it's always the same thing - deposit, lose, deposit, lose (repeat this for years after years) - why bother.



These types of runs are quite rare for me, especially at MG casinos in general, so it's not like it's easy to win all of this. I'm just grateful for the $20 that started it all in the first place.





Steed


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WOW!!!!!!

that is mind blowing what a beautiful run youve hasd, now I see why you said you wont stick to one casino anymore.
 

chayton

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What a delicious story. Can I rub your tummy? :oops:
:lolup: I was gonna ask if I could cut off one of his feet for my keychain...maybe too much to ask! :D

Seriously though JS, that's awesome! I've had a couple decent runs off a small tourney win or a small deposit but nothing like yours!

Trezz had a great story like this not long ago, and it's great to read about them. So many times I'm playing and in the back of my mind is the thought that only people who deposit hundreds or thousands at a time will ever win anything substantial, but these posts show that patience and small bets pay off and it keeps us small depositors hopeful that one day it will be our turn.

Great story, thanks!
 

johnsteed

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Thank you everyone! :)


"Cynthial", I'll do you one better. I'll FedEx something I touched 3 weeks ago, but I haven't touched since. It's a volleyball, and I'm hoping it'll make it over the ocean... If it makes it, all the power to ya. :D



chayton


Seriously though JS, that's awesome! I've had a couple decent runs off a small tourney win or a small deposit but nothing like yours!


I've basically kept a running diary of how my game play has been over the past 30 months or so. I started to focus more on - specifically with MG - which spots would I generally lose in. I don't do well when:


- Staying on a specific slot for too long.


- Staying on a specific slot after the combination of either a re-spin during bonus rounds, 4 or 5 scatters hit before or during the bonus round, or if it hits for anywhere over x50 the bet size, seemed to be a no-no. You could continue winning, aberrations, but most times it's done as far as I can see.


- Placing bets per spin that were too high, because the really big hits in the bonus rounds, or the 5 scatters at once just don't come very often.


- Increasing my bets when I'm losing.


- Increasing my bet size too much and too quickly after I've already landed a couple of major wins.


- Immediately going over to play VP after a couple of major-sized slots wins, I found (and still find) that BJ or VP will tend to be really cold; but the flip side of this is that if the slots aren't doing anything for hours on end, I frequently seem to be able to find a 4-of-a-kind early on in a VP session after switching over.



These days, I tend to always withdraw once a small target I have is reached. I may deposit $60, and call it a day with just $100; after likely making that withdrawal when the balance was on the way down. If the RNG wants to give me more, and go on a run, I'll take whatever it'll give me. I just find that I don't need to make big deposits, because I'm using whatever small deposit I make, to test to see if the system is generous or not. I no longer see the logic in making $300 deposits, because I may be looking to win too much (sky's the limit), whereas a small deposit, I tend to be a lot less greedy.



There are many more things that I look at as well, but those are just a few of them.



Maybe I'll lose on 6/10 deposits of $60 each, but I feel that I always put myself in a good enough position to stay in the game, seize the opportunity by making sure to ALWAYS cash-out whenever the games are hitting, and be disciplined enough to always practice the habit of not getting off track. If I have just 1/10 sessions bringing me to about $200 and up, I'll be able to make up the difference. Does it always work? No, but generally... yes.



Starting off betting .09/.18/.27 cents per line sure sounds boring, but it isn't if your deposit size is small. Besides, when a deposit is lost, it's not the end of the world. And when you win, the feeling of winning big on smaller deposits - at least to me - is much more gratifying. I truly believe that if you're going to win, it doesn't really matter the bet size. If the run continues, I adjust my bets accordingly, but I try not to get caught too many situation where I start overbetting, and once I lose, I start chasing things. That's my achilles' heel (still).





Steed


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miranda_x

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wow you must be born with luck :eek: i played with 120 euro last night on canbet, it was a 150 % bonus so 30 deposit and 90 bonus and i lost everything. i did 750 spins on hitman and not once did i got the freespin feature or the bonusround. when i got the 3 insignas in a row i had to pick an insigna i always picked the one with the least coins. talk about bad luck :eek2:
 

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