Hello Friends! I feel quite lucky to have access to some of the best, most uncensored gaming expertise on the internet, and the time has come where I would really like to take advantage of that knowledge. Despite my heavy training in statistics, I'm really only able to focus that expertise towards my analysis on the little-known narrow band of actuarial science known as Lobster-life expectancy, as required by Darden Restaurants in hedging their 1.5lb-3lb live Maine's lobby tank risk. So here I am with the Vegas trip of a lifetime coming up, 8 days/7 nights, all my best friends (except that stubborn Gaggles) and I want to really manage my risk of ruin and set myself up for a good, if expensive time. So here is my plan, please comment on your thoughts, I am really interested in opinions from the VMB community. I am planning to break my trip up into 2 4-day trips for bankroll purposes, each trip with its own separate $5,000 bankroll for a total $10,000 allocated towards the trip. The "daily envelope" disbursement is scheduled as $2,000, $1,000, $1,000, $1,000, and then rinse and repeat for trip #2. My gambling plan is as follows: 10 hours gambling per day. 3 hours per day of $25 blackjack at an assumed 2% house advantage and 50 hands per hour for a daily theo of $75 and weekly theo of $600. 3 hours per day of $15 craps with single odds at an assumed 2% house advantage and 40 decisions per hour for a daily theo of $72 an weekly theo of $576. 3 hours per day of $1 bonus deluxe video poker, assuming 500 hands/hour at a 3% house advantage for a daily theo of $225 and weekly theo of $1,800. 1 hour per day of $35/spin roulette, assuming 50 spins/hour and a 5% house advantage for a daily theo of $88 and a weekly theo of $700. So my overall daily theo for 10 hours of play would be $460 and for the week would be $3,676. My initial reaction is $10,000 or 3 times theo is a sufficient bankroll given the already low bet to bankroll ratio and relatively high amount of play to reduce variance. In addition I am also setting aside a backup fund of $5,000 in case of severe poor experience. I am thinking i have a pretty good chance of avoiding complete ruin with this bankroll if I stick to these play levels as maximums. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!!!