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POLL: How do you "bank" roll?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by ButterflyMtn, Apr 19, 2013.

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How do you "bank" roll?

  1. Less than $500

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  2. $501 - $1000

    13 vote(s)
    13.0%
  3. $1001 - $2500

    30 vote(s)
    30.0%
  4. $2501 - $5000

    32 vote(s)
    32.0%
  5. $5000 - $10,000

    14 vote(s)
    14.0%
  6. Over 10k

    9 vote(s)
    9.0%
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  1. ButterflyMtn

    ButterflyMtn High-Roller

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    Funkhouser's ultra low roller trip report thread had me wondering how does your bank roll look on most of your trips?

    I'm a low roller and not much of a gambler and usually take just a bit over 1k with me to cover mostly food, gambling and drinks. I have a great time and amazing enough my bank roll usually grows a few hundred with each trip. Trips are usually 3 days

    So how do you roll?
     
  2. Tammy58

    Tammy58 Frugal Slot Jockey

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    May have been more accurate to specify per trip or per day. Some spend $1500 day others same amt per trip. I go for 5-7 nights and picked the amt per trip for myself. $300 per day isn't a high roller but adds up over 7 days. I am very glad to read of so many low roller reports lately. My brother has never been to Vegas and wants me to bring him in Sept. He can't afford a lot and I was concerned about him trying to get by with a $1000 trip. (Drinks, food, gambling) many others pull it off so hopefully he can too.
     
  3. Patripman

    Patripman Low-Roller

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    Since I stay in Vegas for an average of 7 days (this May 8 days) I set aside $250 per day mostly slots. For food I hit the buffets for late breakfast and for dinner that varies. I found that I spent more this past December since the pools were closed and we love spending most of day at the pool. The one thing I do is split my winnings by 50% meaning I set aside half of what I win and push that money into the next days bankroll. For my trips to Vegas and for 25 years going to Atlantic City I always come home with at least 40% of the cash I take.

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  4. billyinpg

    billyinpg Low-Roller

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    I usually bring three hundy a day for food and VP. That being said I usually bring some $$$ home at the end of the trip.

    I guess I fit the low roller mold pretty good, but, I have a hell of a good time while I am "home".:Þ
     
  5. thebucket

    thebucket VIP Whale

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    I'm no high-roller by LV standards (at least by the standards of the resorts), but the availability of better games at $100 (tables) and $1 (VP) has brought to my attention the need for a larger bankroll than I used to come to town with. These days I'd be nervous coming in with $5K or less, that's just not enough to survive the swings on some of the more expensive games. The better odds on the more expensive games, however (gotta choose them wisely, though) means that I often return with more than I left with (gambling budget only, I separate that bankroll from trip expenses).
     
  6. Reefer

    Reefer Low-Roller

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    We like to "envelope" per day. Lets say we set aside in envelopes $200/pp per day...when that $200 is gone its gone, and if at the end of the day we put $500 back in the envelope it stays there until we get home and the next day start all over again. We mostly play craps & BlackJack and keep to the $5 tables when possible. We are not high rollers but its our entertainment plan for the five days we are there and keeps us within our budget. So I guess our roll is $2000 for five days.
     
  7. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    I plan on a daily budget and what is left over from one day gets rolled into the next so the budget can actually vary per day.
     
  8. bedaniels

    bedaniels Low-Roller

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    Spot on, I find the higher the table limit the better I do per secession. I can easily blow through a couple hundred at a $5 table if I buy in for a couple hundred. But I rarely go bust if ever when buying in for $1000 or higher while playing higher table limits.
     
  9. Firehawk

    Firehawk Tourist

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    Having only been 3 previous times and planning my 4th trip now, I have little experience on the "bankroll" per day. I am certainly on the low side of low roller but moving up. My last trip was for 3 days as this one will be. My last trip had a gambling bankroll of 250 dollars, with a food budget of roughly the same. ANd was a "business" trip.

    This trip is purely fun and taking mrs firehawk with me. Bankroll is roughly 500 dollars for gambling and then will be matching that with food and entertainment for 3 days. I don't drink so money I would normally spend on drinks goes into gambling and prior to any trip any "extra money" i make from teaching prior to trip goes into my gambling bankroll. So it really does vary on my bankroll.
     
  10. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    It depends on what my cash flow is like. :) Usually $250-400 per day for gambling, food & drinks.
     
  11. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

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    I'm usually at $500-$1000 over a 2-4 day period, but I also do it monthly, so I'm careful not to overdo it.
     
  12. Molder66

    Molder66 Low-Roller

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    I start out somewhere between $1200.00 and $1500.00, allocating $400 to $500 per day. (most trips are 3 day adventures)

    If I have a winning session I will split up winnings into remaining envelopes increasing daily allowance to $1000 per day.

    Any excess is saved for next trip or special treat.
     
  13. AlwaysVegas

    AlwaysVegas Low-Roller

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    $300 per day for six days and for gambling only. I don't shop or drink much, and I stay off-strip, so I don't even figure in the other expenses.
     
  14. PopMegaphone

    PopMegaphone VIP Whale

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    None of the above.

    I don't have a budget. I have good savings and little desire to gamble high stakes. I mostly play 1/2 poker and frustration makes me stop before any bankroll issues. Fortunately I lose all desire to gamble after heavy losses.
     
  15. JWVegas

    JWVegas Tourist

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    $400 to $500 per day......first trip several years ago was about $200 per day....the times,,,,,they are a changin....
     
  16. boxnmn2k3

    boxnmn2k3 Tourist

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    Twice a yer 5night stay, a average of $2.5k per day gambling, and $600 per day for food.
     
  17. uli_1515

    uli_1515 Low-Roller

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    On our upcoming trip after flights/hotel and shows are pre purchased we will take 7k for food/gambling. So 1k a day for a couple.
     
  18. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    I budget $500 a day for gambling, which I hardly ever go completely through, and $100 a day for food, transportation, shows etc. If I win big early in my trip I stick to my $500/day gambling budget, but I will treat myself to better show, side trips and restaurants. On the trips that I win more than I could reasonably spend on entertainment and food I will go to a local bank, get a cashiers check and mail it to my home to protect myself from going crazy. To me discipline has been the key to my happiness in LV. I really only play BJ, so I don't get hurt that bad when I lose, but it does happen. If I lose more than $300 in a day I just figure it's not my day and find something else fun to do; pool, sports book, theme park or go to the Bellagio conservatory.:peace:
     
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  19. derek33

    derek33 Tourist

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    I take 4k cash and have 8k credit line. I usually go for 4 nights. My goal is always to get hot early and not touch the markers, but rarely does that happen :(
     
  20. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    $500 a day for gambling and any other supplemental expenses... of course, that's a +/- amount... I don't mind going over by a hundred or two... as long as my 3-day trip stays within my budget, which is typically about $1800.
     
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