I got really bored on my day off today (Columbus Day) and ended up searching for an article in the rec.gambling.craps newsgroup. I didn't find what I was looking for but I did stumble onto a post I made in a thread from March, 2007, with a subject of "One of the most important rules in the game of craps...". ---------- Usenet article ---------- I don't totally agree with this recommendation because it ignores utility, but it is a viable approach to money management. In effect you're saying, if I understand you, "Never have more than your original bankroll in your rack. If at any time the amount in your rack exceeds your original buyin pocket the excess. When your rack is empty, quit." As you say, simple, and better than your original variation on a useless cliché[, which was, "Always quit a winner!"]. Might I suggest labeling it "The System of Cheques and Balances"?