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Bankroll for $10K coin-in?

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by willywilkes, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. willywilkes

    willywilkes Low-Roller

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    I am about 10k coin-in away from mlife gold and I am not really chasing comps, maybe status a bit, even though I'm too low a roller to likely really hit gold - I am wondering what size bankroll you think I'd need to safely be able to get $10k coin-in playing mainly penny to quarter slots? I understand variance and know that the only sure way would be to have a $10K bankroll, and I know that theo for that is somewhere in the neighborhood of $1000-1500, but realistically what type of bankroll do you think I'd need to hit $10k coin-in?

    I'm aware that I also earn TCs on spend, but like the concept of hitting it on the floor.
     
  2. ncoday

    ncoday Tourist

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    Probably in the neighborhood of $2500, that allows you to overcome some variance, but you'd be way safer playing a 3 reel $1 or $5 machine with no progressive. higher payouts and lower variance.
     
  3. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Depends on the average bet you're going to make. 75c on either pennies or quarters? The lower the bet/more spins you're willing the make, the better in terms of increasing your chance of success on a given stake. For 75c bets, $2500 would be a reasonable amount, I would think. But I still wouldn't be surprised if players would fail up to 25% of the time even at $2500. But I'm not really a huge slotter though to know from personal experience.
     
  4. MrBBonz

    MrBBonz Low-Roller

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    If you play single line .25c 3x machines you should have no issue at all getting 10k coin in with 2.5k. But be prepared to spin a lot lol. I'm not sure what the cheapest amount would be, but even 1k seems like it would be close to enough if you are willing to bust to get the coin in.
     
  5. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    Right around 20% is my normal loss % with average luck (ie no handpays or multiple streaks of really positive variance). $2,000 should get it done most of the time, but I'd budget $2,500.

    Stay away from pennies. And you want to maximize the number of spins, to smooth out variance, so figure out how much time you want to spend and how many spins you can do in that amount of time, and then choose your denom. Look for a machine that doesn't pay extra for max coin (not easy), so you're not giving anything up by playing a single coin.

    And finally, Gold at MLife is simply not worth going for in and of itself, IMHO. You will never get anywhere near even the same solar system recouping the $2,000 through the benefits of being Gold.

    If you're going to be really close anyway, it makes sense to do it. But if you need $10k coin in, that means you're at about 42,000 TCs now and need another ~33,000 to get there? And it sounds like you only have one trip left in the MLife year to do it, so it feels like it's a pretty significant outlay - it depends on how many days/trips it took you to get to 42,000. But it sounds like you're basically talking about doing a trip where your coin in will be equal to your coin in so far in the MLife year, however many days/trips that has been.
     
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  6. willywilkes

    willywilkes Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the insight - I figured 2k and wanted to see what other people thought. That's too much for me unfortunately so unless I catch a big break I don't think it's happening - oh well, I really was just wondering.

    And I will have 4 nights his trip, I've had 2 other trips with 5 nights total. On both of those I had about a 10% loss, but I know that isn't a guarantee.

    My BR on this trip will probably be 1000-1200, and I'd rather just have fun with it then grind away on a low variance (boring) machines.