I'm confused I wish I were as smart as so many who post at this site, but I am not. However, my question is a curiosity. If you were playing a nickle bet and did, as you suggested, raise your bet one unit with each loss through six losses, how would you have recovered your losses? Five losses would total $75 and the sixth bet of $30 would not negate all that loss. Hardly half unless in my ignorance I am missing something.