word type: noun

  1. A mythical place that people go when they lose their bankroll, a.k.a when they go busto.

Avoid Going to Bustotown

A good way to avoid going to Bustotown is to practice proper bankroll management. This means that you should play lower limits where you can sustain prolonged losses at the hands of variance and be able to battle back. If you decide to play out of your bankroll - that is, at stakes where you can't survive significant losses - you will be headed straight for Bustotown.


Downswings are an inevitable part of poker. At some point, you will experience a time where you consistently lose money not because you're playing bad, but simply getting doomswitched left and right. However, good poker players are able to survive downswings because they use good bankroll management, and although it might seem like a mundane detail, it's actually one of the most important things a poker player must learn.