Poker lingo: Bankroll
June 23, 2009
A player’s bankroll is typically the amount of money that the player has available with which to play poker.
A proper bankroll should not be mixed with other funds such as living expenses or entertainment funds.
A bankroll is also the barometer used to measure success or failure and should guide a player as to when to move up or down in levels.
It is possible to play without a separate and designated bankroll assuming that one’s disposable income will in effect function in much the same manner.
To bankroll a player: This means that a player is using funds to play poker that has been supplied by a backer or investor who in return for providing the money receives a portion of the winnings.