I read on another prominent blackjack website that having a bankroll of 3000 $, while counting, will get you roughly 40-50 $ an hour, considering the roller coaster ride of winning and losing. Is there an alternative to this? I mean, this seems quite discouraging to me, considering I don't have 3000$ just lying around. I understand the risk of ruin can be high with a lower bankroll, but what do you guys do? Do you have have any alternatives to counting and/or a lower bankroll? My budget right now is at most 100-200$. Tables at my casino seem to be only offering 15$ minimum bets everytime I go (They claim to have 5-10$ tables, but I've never seen them).
I should mention that I know basic strategy and won 65$ with it, but at another time, lost 140$ (Never play when you're emotional).
I'm afraid this issue is why I'm slowly putting BJ on the back burner. despite my reluctance to do so. :(
All replies are welcomed.