# How to Calculate the Odds of Gambling Losing Streaks

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Have you ever had a run of bad luck at the casino and wondered what the odds were that it would continue? What if we told you that there is an easy way to calculate how likely future streaks are to be either good or bad. This article will teach you how to do just that!

The first step is to calculate the odds of losing a certain number of consecutive hands. For example, if you are playing blackjack and have lost the last five hands in a row, your odds of losing the next hand are 16.67%. This is calculated by dividing the number of ways you can lose by the total number of possible outcomes. In this case there are six ways to lose (getting Blackjacked, busted, etc) and thirty-one ways to win, so the odds would be:

16.67% = (six ÷ thirty-one) x 100

To figure out how likely it is that you will lose more than a specific number of hands in a row, simply multiply the percentage by itself. For example, the odds of losing more than five consecutive hands in a row at blackjack are:

16.67% x 16.67% = 26.22%. This is calculated as follows: 𝐴𝑖𝑛(five ÷ thirty-one) x 100 𝐼 𝑡 𝑘  (six ÷ thirty-one) x 100

The same formula can be applied to any casino game with random results such as roulette or slot machines that do not rely on card games for their outcomes . If you have ever wondered what your chances were of going broke playing poker , it’s actually quite simple – just calculate how many ways there