Of course we all have different reasons for playing, but two things I am pretty sure are high on everyone's list are (1) winning as much $$ as possible and (2) losing as little $ as possible. In 2004, as someone who became sick and tired of losing damn near every time I played when on vacation, I read a couple of books on the game (pretty sure both were Scoblete), and concluded I would still lose using this advice. Thought about the game and decided I should convert to being a Don't player in order to give myself the best chance of winning, but realized I did not want to play that side, where once established on a bet as favorite, I would be risking more money to win less money. Next came the realization of the commonness of losing multiple bets all at one time. Quickly realized the only two ways around this are (1) stop playing the game, or (2) place only one bet at a time. Decided on the latter option. Relying solely on the math of the game, decided up front that a line bet, either Pass or Come is a "better" wager than a place/buy, unless buy bets can be found where the vig is paid ONLY on the winner, and where the amount bet can be increased without an increase in vig by the allowed rules of the house. I had long ago already decided that parlays on my come out winners were a smart bet, as long as I did NOT risk odds behind the parlays if/when they went out on a number. So at this point in time, my "method" involved using one of two plays, either (1) Line bet with or without odds depending on parlay, or (2) a single outside buy bet, only if conditions for this bet were acceptable at the location. As soon as I began to use this method of play, winning sessions became much more frequent. No, not all the time, probably not even the majority of the time, but nearly half the time. At some point after a nice winner where bets became larger because of winners, decided to design an aggressive progression to use if/when winning was happening. This was designed originally for the 2x or 3-4-5x odds typically seen on vacation. When the Rivers in Pittsburgh got table games in 2010, craps came with 10x odds, so I modified progressions in order to use these odds. When I last went to Vegas planning on play using Cromwell's 100x odds, you can bet your ass I had a modification ready for this, but never did get to try it there, as every session went up and down. Never had a string of winners to start progressing. I have NEVER seen anyone but DeMango who plays one bet at a time when at the craps table. I'm pretty sure that he knows this is the best way to minimize big losses.