word type: noun
- The total amount of money available that a player has. If he or she were to lose their entire bankroll, they would be broke (or "busto"). The term is sometimes abbreviated as just "roll."
If you are not a winning player, your bankroll will never be large enough. To completely eliminate the possibilities of ever going broke, losing players need a big enough bankroll to outlast their life expectancy. -Lou Krieger
Because He's the Lord Our Savior
On March 22, 2006, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson embarked on a journey to build a bankroll of $10,000 on Full Tilt Poker, starting at zero. He began by playing in freeroll tournaments until he had enough money to play at the micro-limit cash tables. In late November of that year, he placed second in a $1 multi-table tournament, boosting his roll by over $100, and he took off from there. Adhering to strict bankroll management rules, Ferguson finally made it to $10,000 in September 2007. He donated the winnings to charity.