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

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’.


In-home safes

February 25, 2020 1:53 am

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


One-time angle shot

November 5, 2019 4:24 am
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 --...

Overbetting at blackjack

July 10, 2019 8:58 am
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....

Alternative to traveling with cash bankroll

Alternative to traveling with cash bankroll?

February 3, 2019 8:44 am

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

Dealing with fluctuation is something genetically

Dealing with fluctuation: Is something genetically hard-wired?

November 9, 2018 3:38 am
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 on a small bankroll

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

October 29, 2018 4:49 am
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...

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My bankroll was stolen. Please learn from me!

October 24, 2018 6:02 am

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

Session bankroll

Session Bankroll

December 19, 2016 3:21 am

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

Hail mary bankroll

Hail Mary Bankroll

December 19, 2016 2:56 am

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

Dynamic career bankroll management

Dynamic Career Bankroll Management

December 16, 2016 8:53 am
Kim Lee

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

Fluctuations a personal perspective

Fluctuations - A Personal Perspective

December 16, 2016 8:47 am

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

Effect of overhead on risk of ruin

Effect of Overhead on Risk of Ruin

December 16, 2016 8:35 am

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

Playing with borrowed money

Playing With Borrowed Money

December 16, 2016 8:34 am

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

Renewable bankroll formula

Renewable Bankroll Formula

December 16, 2016 8:32 am
Long Run

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

Cumulative risk of ruin (or career planning for the professional gambler)

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

December 16, 2016 8:31 am
Math Boy

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