Betting $5 8 times, then $10 8 times, then $20 8 times then $40 8 times = $600 bank roll
However, each win will win you from $5 to $40 helping to close the gap of losses on a losing streak. I have had two ties in a row, that's a $80 win.
Since a tie occurs about 9% or close to 1 in 11 hands, to lose $600 would be 32 hands in a row without a tie.
I have been practicing and never hit the 32 hands, though I have been in the $40 betting area but never busted starting out with a $600 bank.
If you have plenty of time, you can extend this to watch for no tie for 8 hands, then start betting, and the amount of hands needing to come in without a tie would now be 40. You will reduce the amount of times you win, but will decrease your chances of a losing streak.
I am sure the game has had 40 hands go without a tie. The luck on your part is that you are not betting when that occurs, and I would guess it doesn't occur that often.
"I would guess it doesn't occur that often" reminds me of the joke about the girl who was selling $500 glasses of lemonade. When told she wouldn't get many customers at that price, she replied, "True, but it only needs to happen once."
I have found that if you bet the "Tie" after either a Banker win or a Player win it will hit 9.5% of the time. My system is free and only requires you to find a table that pays 11 to 1 for the Tie and you will get rich.
Also every time a new dealer comes in bet the tie.
What happened to stay hydrated?
It goes without saying. Drink out of 8oz bottles for good luck.
Either there is a vast community out there so that naturally we pick a few up, or there are trolls who are competing to see who can pull off sincerity the best and keep everybody going, winning/losing bets in the process maybe.
Seems like it has to be one or the other.