Originally Posted by Bladesman87
Standard maths spot.
Probability of making your money back if you quit is 0.
Probability of you going on a heater and winning it back with profit is >0.
Therefore you have to keep gambling.
QFMT! If you don't play then you can't win it back and are a guaranteed loser. If you play you can either win, or lose, so it's a 50/50 proposition. The math breaks down like this.
Don't play = -$
Play = 1/2-$+1/2+$
1/2-$1+1/2+$ is a larger expected value than -$.
I know it can be hard to think of things in terms of strict mathematical expectations, but thats what separates the winners from the pretenders.