The Counting Edge blackjack system requires you to have a precise bankroll before you can play the system in a casino. Our playing experience has taught us that there is a specific amount of starting money you need to give you the best chance of blackjack success.
Before we get into the size of your wagering capital, let’s talk briefly about what a bankroll is and how it should be used. Your bankroll is the money you use to bet on blackjack. This money is set aside only for playing blackjack. It is not used for any other purpose.
The bankroll should never contain:
If you do not have an amount of disposable money that you can set aside for playing blackjack, don’t play. It is that simple. Gambling is not an entitlement. It is a privilege for those who can afford to do it. NEVER take the money you need for your life expenses and play blackjack with it.
There is an old rule that smart gamblers live by: SCARED MONEY NEVER WINS .
If you sit down to play blackjack with money you are afraid to lose, lose you will. The reason why is that you cannot think properly and make the correct basic strategy decisions when you are afraid to lose. You will be overcautious and too conservative.
One of the best quotes we have ever heard came from an old blackjack player named Bud who was asked about what it took to make a living at blackjack. With a twinkle in his eye, Bud replied, “You have to hate money.”
We didn’t understand Bud’s comment at first. Hate money? Making money is the reason people play blackjack! Bud was a professional blackjack player, however, so we knew he had a point. He explained his words to us.
“When I was living in Vegas with a bunch of other guys, all of us making a living playing blackjack, we all went to the casino with the goal of making our $100 each day. You see, the reason a lot of guys don’t make it in professional blackjack is greed. They can’t be happy with $100. They need to win $200. When they win $200, they want to win $400. They love money too much to be a professional gambler.”
Bud’s words made sense, and that is why we are sharing them with you in the Counting Edge blackjack system. If you are too greedy you will never succeed at blackjack.
The Starting Bankroll
To begin playing the Counting Edge system you need to have 50 times the minimum bet at the blackjack table where you are playing. We suggest that you begin by playing the lowest table minimum offered at your casino. In most casinos this will be $5. Therefore, you must have a total bankroll of $250 ($5 X 50) before you begin to play blackjack with our system.
The reason for this is very simple. Blackjack is a game of swings. The deck will alternate many times during the course of a blackjack session. You must have enough funds to play blackjack until the count becomes favorable. When it does, you will have a chance to make a healthy profit. If you sit down at the blackjack table with inadequate betting capital, you could easily go broke before the chance comes to make a profit.
Of all the mistakes made by beginning blackjack players, not having enough bankroll is one of the most serious. They sit down to play with $50, lose ten hands in a row, and walk away thinking that they must be very unlucky. Losing ten hands in a row is rare, but it does happen. You can also win ten hands in a row, but the player who only sat down with $50 won’t know that because he is out of the game.
This is an important rule to remember: as long as you have a bankroll you are still in the game. Protect your bankroll at all costs. Keep it separate from your other money and add to it after every winning blackjack session. One of the goals of the Counting Edge blackjack system is to teach you how to build your bankroll over time with your profits. When you are able to do that you are in a very good position. You will then be playing each session of blackjack with the house’s money. Your original bankroll can then be withdrawn and used for other purposes.
Every successful blackjack player understands the importance of having a healthy bankroll and managing it like an investment fund. Think of your bankroll in the exact same way.
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