THE BET ?? It is no such. May be for a short run it can for a newbie looks as. In fact we all lose if we live long enough.. The thing is die while a head (heard from an old player at an other forum some years ago).
Things can go good long or break down from start. HG "I won 1000 dollars in a week" do not say it is a winner later, but enjoy! As the life ends with pain and weakness, so it is not so bad to die. In any other aspect the same is valid, luck take a part.