The bankroll: It’s a fundamental part of gambling, yet many of us aren’t quite sure how to manage it.

Can you beat the casino with a bit of smarts and a bankroll? In terms of blackjack, yes. Did you know that blackjack is one of a few select games offering a low house edge? It’s true and while nothing is fool proof, there are plenty of bankroll strategies designed to help make each blackjack session great again!

There are advantages to playing online and off. Our writers have dedicated countless hours tirelessly addressing the many techniques involving one’s bankroll as well as some interesting stories such as the stolen bankroll.

The Hail Mary technique refers to a player that just goes for it, perhaps saying a little prayer first. They bet high as compared to the size of their bankroll in the hopes of... Well if you’d like to know how it works, we suggest you browse the articles below, specifically the one entitled ‘Hail Mary Bankroll’.

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My bankroll was stolen. Please learn from me!

October 24, 2018 10:02

Years ago, upon returning from a gambling-related trip, I found my home burglarized and most of my bankroll stolen. Let me tell...


One-time angle shot

November 05, 2019 09:24
Parlay View

How much reward does one need to expect in order to take a "one-time angle shot?" I'm using a poker term here. angle shot --...

Playing on a small bankroll

Playing on a small bankroll: How to start with $10k and barely thrive

October 29, 2018 08:49
Prize Car

It's possible, but you'll have to save, play very wisely, and even then there's a good chance you'll end up broke. With 10k, if...


Overbetting at blackjack

July 10, 2019 12:58
Stanford Wong

Perhaps your attitude toward risk of ruin is that you are willing to wager more than the optimal amount on each blackjack hand....

Renewable bankroll formula

Renewable Bankroll Formula

December 16, 2016 13:32
Long Run

RENEWABLE BANKROLL CALCULATION Every once in a while the subject of renewable bankrolls come up. I have never seen a...

Effect of overhead on risk of ruin

Effect of Overhead on Risk of Ruin

December 16, 2016 13:35

Many players are familiar with Kelly betting and/or classic Risk of Ruin analysis and use these to determine bankrolls and bet...

Alternative to traveling with cash bankroll

Alternative to traveling with cash bankroll?

February 03, 2019 13:44

Does anyone use a large national bank chain where you could withdrawal funds in the town where you are traveling to play...

Card counters and casino advantage players discuss in home safes

In-home safes

February 25, 2020 06:53

Blackjack professional card counters and other casino advantage players need a good way to secure the cash portion of their...

Dealing with fluctuation is something genetically

Dealing with fluctuation: Is something genetically hard-wired?

November 09, 2018 08:38
Green Baize Vampire

I've been an advantage player (AP) most of my adult life. You would think by now that I had developed a thorny indifference to...

Playing with borrowed money

Playing With Borrowed Money

December 16, 2016 13:34

I often read the advice to new players regarding bankroll and RoR, and always players are warned not to play with money they...

Fluctuations a personal perspective

Fluctuations - A Personal Perspective

December 16, 2016 13:47

Some of our financial experts, such as Karel Janecek and Kim Lee, have suggested that blackjack be treated as just another...

Dynamic career bankroll management

Dynamic Career Bankroll Management

December 16, 2016 13:53
Kim Lee

We see great trip reports by new and intermediate counters. But there is confusion about bankroll. Some counters don’t have...

Cumulative risk of ruin %28or career planning for the professional gambler%29

Cumulative Risk of Ruin (or Career Planning for the Professional Gambler)

December 16, 2016 13:31
Math Boy

Currently, much of the advantage play community focuses on the risk of losing a bank before doubling it without resizing after...

Session bankroll

Session Bankroll

December 19, 2016 08:21

The concept of session bankroll is somewhat meaningless. Think of it as a trip bankroll even if the trip is to an ATM machine....

Hail mary bankroll

Hail Mary Bankroll

December 19, 2016 07:56
No author

Some BJ players have built up their bankroll quickly using what I call the "Hail Mary" bankroll technique. In football, as you...

Cruise ship procedure leaving from the united states

Cruise ship procedure: Leaving from the United States

September 01, 2017 07:49
Harold Harvey

Those traveling and gambling on cruise ships leaving from the United States with itineraries that allow disembarkation in...