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High/mid/low Roller

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by AceTen, Jan 29, 2014.

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  1. AceTen

    AceTen Low-Roller

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    I constantly see people classifying themselves in one of these categories, but I bet we all have different opinions on what the values are. So...what's your breakdown of high, mid, and low roller? Let's go the route of a 2-3 day trip bankroll.
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    I've never thoughts of it as daily bankroll. you can have a huge bankroll, but if you play one line on a penny slot, you're never going to be a high roller!

    So MY definition of these categories is less than $100 a hand is a low roller, $100 to $500 a hand is a mid roller, and anything higher is a high roller. Whale, a whole hell of a lot more, lol.

    And before anyone says it, I know that's not the breakpoints the casinos use. But the OP seems to be asking what is your personal definition of what constitutes a low, mid and high roller. so there ya go
     
  3. AceTen

    AceTen Low-Roller

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    Haha. Very good point UK! I didn't think of the Penny slot option :) Since I put the question out there, I might as well answer it myself! I'll go both routes!

    Bankroll:
    Low Roller is under 5k
    Mid Roller: 5k-25k
    High Roller: Above 25k
    Whale... Nate :)

    Tableplay per hand:
    Low Roller: 10-50
    Mid Roller:50-500
    High Roller: 500+
    Whale: Maybe 10k
     
  4. TIMSPEED

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    I classify it by how much you make..
    Less than $50k per year - Low Roller
    Between $50k and $100k - Mid Roller
    $100k to $1M - High Roller
    $1M+ - NateDog666, lol
     
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  5. ken2v

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    Nope. Tons of folks here in that "high roller" cat that are plunkers. And I'd say some at the lower levels who should be. Gambling and gambling tolerance do not correlate to income, though you obviously can gamble more if you have more … until you don't have more, at least.
     
  6. NickyDim

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    These levels are only my opinion, as I'm sure others will disagree.

    VP: denom per coin- $.05-$.50 = low; $1-$5 = mid; $10+ Hi

    Table: per chip per hand: <$25 = low; $25-200 = mid; >$200 hi
    I say per chip because a game like UTH where you put $10/trips/$20 blind/$20 ante = low in my book even though it's $50-130 total bet per hand.

    And if we're talking >$1000 per hand, I couldn't comment. They don't even let me in those areas even to look.

    Red chips for me or $.25/.50 VP. I'm a low roller. I just make 10s of thousands of those bets a year.
     
  7. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Low Rollers…bet less than me
    Mid Rollers…bet like me
    High Rollers…bet more than me

    (The size of my bets is irrelevant.)
     
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    paperposter VIP Whale

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    when doing tables its tricky as you can blow through 5 grand in 10 minutes.

    then what to you do for thest of the day or trip

    slots and tables are apple and oranges.

    ive taken 1000$ and ran one 6 deck shoe for 5 grand and left for diiner.
     
  9. dankyone

    dankyone VIP Whale

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    People on the board are constantly referring to themselves as low rollers (even if they are not.) Some say "I'm a mid roller" and usually they are a low roller when they think that. The high rollers do not come out and say so.

    In my mind, if you're never betting black chips you're a low roller. If you exclusively bet purple, yellow, or above your a high roller. Of course, we will have opinions all over the map--some believe anyone touching a black chip is a high roller and others will say, no, you're not a high roller unless you have a $1 million bankroll and bet $10,000 a hand. It is all relative and in the end, very subjective.
     
  10. Auggie

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    Yeah, I would agree. Unless it was a percentage tied to how much you make that was universally observed you can't use income to determine "roller" status. IE: my wife and I make much more than $100K per year, but when we go to Las Vegas twice a year we only bring a combined total of about $2500 each time to gamble with - that just happens to be enough for us to gamble with for our entire stay and enjoy ourselves, we just don't need to be betting $5-10 a spin at slots or plunking down $100-200+ per hand at the tables to have fun gambling.
     
  11. Molder66

    Molder66 Low-Roller

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    When I’m on my way to Vegas I have visions of being a “high roller”.

    I sit down at the tables and go through multiple “mid-roller” buy-ins .

    At the end of the trip, I am told no extra comps because I’m such a “low roller”.
     
  12. HAWJOHN

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    My thoughts are it depends on whether you are gambling down town or on the strip. For the VP/slots/video/VP players down town, here is my status identification. This is for down town Vegas.

    Low roller: Under 5K daily coin in.
    Mid Roller: 5-10K daily coin in.
    High Roller: 10-20K daily coin in.
    Whale: 20K plus daily coin in.
     
  13. tringlomane

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    I have a big window for mid. It sounds too cheap to lower the high boundary, and a max $500 loss per day (which I expect to read is most peoples cutoffs here) just sounds too much for a low roller to me. This is mostly from a slot/VP perspective. For tables, you could move low the low boundary up closer to $1500.

    Low: < $750 for 3 days
    Mid: $750 to $10,000 for 3 days
    High: > $10,000 for 3 days
     
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    All depends on what casino you are playing at. If you are throwing around black chips at Excalibur you will be viewed as a higher level player but if you do the same a Aria they won't even bat and eye at you. This is very subjective...I don't classify myself...I choose to be a big fish in a small pond (Monte Carlo/Hotel32) rather than a little fish in the ocean (Aria, Bellagio). How I'm viewed at Monte Carlo is not the same as I would be viewed at Aria etc....
     
  15. SW

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    For Vegas standards, definitely agree with this for a 2-3 day trip.
     
  16. UKFanatic

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    This is absolutely correct. I tried to avoid answering the questions based on the casino's perception/standards because it varies by casino. The money I was throwing around at Aria a couple weeks ago made me just another schmo in the HL room, but when I mentioned to a couple dealers that I would be returning for the Super Bowl at Mandalay Bay, they both commented that I would be a high roller there with my play
     
  17. bjpcyclone

    bjpcyclone High-Roller

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    I've always thought of it "what am I willing to lose" way when it comes to bankroll over a typical 3-4 day trip.

    Personally I'd say:

    <$3,000 low roller
    $3,000-$20,000 mid roller
    $20,000+ high roller

    But as others have said, it really depends on the property.
     
  18. 2VegasNuts

    2VegasNuts High-Roller

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    Most everyone is posting thoughts on $/hand, coin-in, BR, CL, etc. What about time played? $50/hand for 12 hours is sure more than $1000/hand for 5 hands. I like to think of low/mid/high in terms of ADT. Venetian sees my wife as a mid roller playing penny slots at $3/push for 14 hours earing 15k-20k of their points. I am barely schmuck level there betting black chips at BJ.
     
  19. 2VegasNuts

    2VegasNuts High-Roller

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    Great points. And that is why we like Bally's on the CET side of MC and NYNY.
     
  20. dankyone

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    I think of "roller status" in terms of stakes, not amount of time played. Any lo/mid/hi roller might play for 15 minutes or 15 hours a day.
     
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