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    Average Starting Bankroll

    Just wanted to get a sense from the rest of the SBR community concerning the average starting bankroll for a serious sports bettor. Also how many casinos/online sites are normally utilized?

    Thanks in advance and stay safe out there.

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    100$. 5$ bets. Keep it fun. Keep it enjoyable and stress free. One sportsbook. Any more, you'll start thinking your good at it then it all goes bad.

    Good luck

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    $0 nothing to bet on..

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    serious better?????

    Minimum 50,000
    7 books or more

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    Quote Originally Posted by The General View Post
    100$. 5$ bets. Keep it fun. Keep it enjoyable and stress free. One sportsbook. Any more, you'll start thinking your good at it then it all goes bad.

    Good luck
    for fun i agree on $5 bets

    see if you can build it up and then increase your bets

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    12 pts a day. That's it.
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    dont even think about casino games

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    It all depends how much you are comfortable risking per game. Im comfortable betting in the $300 to $500 range, so essentially Id want to have a starting bankroll in the 20k range.....to where your risking 1-2% of your bankroll per game. Great time to save and build a bankroll. Goodluck

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    serious better?????

    Minimum 50,000
    7 books or more
    i was going to say 50k

    not 7 books though

    probably can get by with 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    i was going to say 50k

    not 7 books though

    probably can get by with 5
    but do not leave all 50k in sportsbooks


    you bet 1-5% so only leave about 50% AT MOST in the books

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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    but do not leave all 50k in sportsbooks


    you bet 1-5% so only leave about 50% AT MOST in the books
    Good point.

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    Normally $380 and whatever bonus i can get.

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    At least 2k nothing less

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    I donít think thereís a correct answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    I don’t think there’s a correct answer
    I am sorry sir there is a correct answer . " Is it possible to lose 15 lbs in a day" The answer is yes . Most people can still survive with 1 arm. That is the correct answer.
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    if you really serious about betting at least 5 k

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    and 1 thing too many players do to not make money betting that is playing parlays and 2 many games on a given day..........imo you only need 3 plays a day to grow your bank.......bet to make money , not for action on games to watch......

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    Quote Originally Posted by pologq View Post
    for fun i agree on $5 bets

    see if you can build it up and then increase your bets
    This. If you can't build a $100 bankroll you aren't building a $100,000 bankroll.

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    No idea about average, but I would say the minimum bankroll required to focus on gambling would be about six to 12 months living expenses. Anything less than that should just keep putting in time in the workforce. When I moved to Las Vegas to be able to gamble heavier, I had more than that.

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    If your betting recreationally. A few hundred bucks is all you need. $20 a game.

    Bet small have fun with it and keep your gambling bankroll separate from all other expenses.

    Just a suggestion. Gl

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    8 inches, all in, balls deep 1st stroke
    final answer

    did I win?

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    Depends if this is your only source of income and what your risk tolerance is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clockwise1965 View Post
    If your betting recreationally. A few hundred bucks is all you need. $20 a game.

    Bet small have fun with it and keep your gambling bankroll separate from all other expenses.

    Just a suggestion. Gl
    A gambling bankroll that is separate from from my other assets has never made any sense to me. If there is a good bet available I am going to make it and the only thing that limits are my total available assets.

    If something is not a good bet and someone still wants to do it anyway, that is very similar to spending money on anything else -- which is also decided by total assets, not separating them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PittsburghPlayer View Post
    8 inches, all in, balls deep 1st stroke
    final answer

    did I win?
    4 inches, 20 seconds of disappointment is the answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    I donít think thereís a correct answer
    i dont think so either. really depends on risk availability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommieGunshot View Post
    A gambling bankroll that is separate from from my other assets has never made any sense to me. If there is a good bet available I am going to make it and the only thing that limits are my total available assets.

    If something is not a good bet and someone still wants to do it anyway, that is very similar to spending money on anything else -- which is also decided by total assets, not separating them.
    So by using your formula your mortgage, car payment, child support payments, children's college funds, living expenses are assets, correct?

    You do realize that 98% of sports bettors lose.

    Your formula is a recipe for disaster. It's your money. Bet it or spend it as you wish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clockwise1965 View Post
    So by using your formula your mortgage, car payment, child support payments, children's college funds, living expenses are assets, correct?
    No, the exact opposite. Those things are all liabilities. The cash used to pay for those things is the asset. That cash can come from a bank account, a stock account, or a sportsbook account; some people could even use their antique pokemon card collection to fund those expenses. Likewise, any bet I make can come from any of those places as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by clockwise1965 View Post
    You do realize that 98% of sports bettors lose.


    They do have the option to make good bets and win. Or even easier, stop making bad bets and stop losing.

    Quote Originally Posted by clockwise1965 View Post
    Your formula is a recipe for disaster.


    Explain how money I have = assets, money I spend = liability is a recipe for disaster? It's the exact same recipe everyone else in the world must operate under.

    Quote Originally Posted by clockwise1965 View Post
    It's your money. Bet it or spend it as you wish.
    Exactly. And it's all my money, not separated based on how I might want to spend it

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    5,000 is a good start if you are selective in choosing your picks. You can play very comfortably.

    With BOL and Heritage giving you 20% ammo not needing to roll 5 x your deposit that would give you an extra G to start with.




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    Quote Originally Posted by pologq View Post
    4 inches, 20 seconds of disappointment is the answer
    I have read your shit a know that you are better than that, so please, never again fold your dick in 1/2 for a woman.

    the 4 minutes and 20 seconds is close enough


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    multiple books

    Quote Originally Posted by Regul8er View Post
    It all depends how much you are comfortable risking per game. Im comfortable betting in the $300 to $500 range, so essentially Id want to have a starting bankroll in the 20k range.....to where your risking 1-2% of your bankroll per game. Great time to save and build a bankroll. Goodluck
    -----------
    Echo that.
    Also, and this is VERY important, if one typically wins more than loses,
    and you truly have reason to anticipate making profits (not just wishful thinking)
    you MUST have at least 3 different sportsbooks...not just for shopping better lines
    but also to spread out your profits so you don't set off red flags at any one book and
    get your bets severly limited....or worse, your account LOCKED (like mine) with all funds still in it - and the book refusing any communication.
    Last edited by mezmurized2; 03-29-20 at 12:50 AM. Reason: added info

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    your are not making a living off sports betting please get that out of your mind betting one side

    The few that do just get buy and all their money is is in books and very little cash in pocket

    Its a poor mans game

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