Success is About Managing Your Casino Bankroll


04/10/2013
By Maria McCoyGoogle
One of the most shocking characteristics on the casino market today is that those who enjoy gambling actually end up not using their online casino account for the best part of the month.

Many of the casino community’s regulars are in fact quite sensible with the way that they gamble online, but this isn’t always enough to keep playing throughout the month.

However, with a little extra thought there is an enigmatic part of gambling that offers value for money even though it is often surprisingly still seen to be swept under the carpet with little thought as to just how valuable this element of casino play is. If more punters gave bankroll management just a little more attention, the extra value gained from a strategy involving this discipline is often shockingly positive.

Bankroll management isn’t simply putting aside a lump sum of cash for the month and running through it or just trying to run through your bonus code as quickly as possible.

The problem with this line of thought is that an unlucky streak in the beginning stages of the month on the slots or table games can mean you end up with no money to play with, meaning you have no choice other than to fall back into the same old routine of waiting once again for your salary before making another casino deposit.

Unfortunately this type of stop start play seems to be an acceptable strategy that is passed off as normal practice if you are a casino player.



Most players who use bankroll management in fact rarely have this problem. They will only enter into a casino table game, for example Craps or Blackjack, using just 10% of their bankroll. If you do the math 10% of $1000 is $100 and if a player loses $100 then the remaining balance is $900. This means the next session’s buy-in will be $90, but this time maybe a player will come out $50 up equalling$950, so the third session will allow for a $95 buy-in and so on.

There is still the problem of the amount of time you get at the tables as the less money you have the shorter the sessions become. The idea is to only wager 5% of your buy-in per bet. For instance, with a $100 buy-in the bet should be not exceed $5. That gives you 20 bets at the table and in Blackjack this already gives you the best part of an hour’s play and playing Craps maybe more.

With this if you take the house odds of say Multi Deck Blackjack then the dealer has roughly an 8% advantage. Now even though probability is not consistent, you should in effect win 8 hands of the 20. At $5 a bet you win back your $40 worth of bets and with a minimum payback of even odds you get $40 on top. In the end you are only $20 down, but you still have $80 giving your bankroll $980 meaning your next session you can buy-in for $98.

Many people ignore this bankroll management strategy because if a player loses 10% in a single session for 10 days straight they are going to run out of money. This is the paradox of gambling. As stated above, you should always win money back and cash out with chips to spare as long as you bet the percentages. In the above example according to Blackjack odds you will have only lost around $150 in 10 days. However if you are good at judging when to step up and down in stakes you can improve this into a profit and by your next pay day you can build up your bankroll to a higher amount because you actually have cash left to deposit on top of plus with deposit bonuses you could end up a constant high stakes player resulting in bigger and better loyalty bonuses.


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