I’m not a regular blackjack player but I go through sick runs every once in a while and have lost my fair share of money on the twentyone tables in my days. Last weekend was one of those… I started off playing two hands betting $25 a hand and found myself stuck about $500 in about 30 minutes. Bought in for $1k more, started betting $50/hand, rode it up to $2.2k, was playing $100/hand for a while, went down to $1k again, and decided to “go for it”.
Played a $500 hand, won it, played another one, won it again – and then just played $100/hand for a while until I went broke.
Felt like such a degenerate after leaving, down almost $2k (I also lost about $200 on the roulette wheel on my way out, bleh).