roulette with $50 starting capital?

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    • Brevvy2190
      Brevvy2190
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      If you don't like grinding cash tables much, perhaps you should consider playing different forms of poker? Try sit and gos, for example. I've found double or nothings quite reasonable (it's like betting on red or black, but the outcome is more in your hands :D )

      What I can tell you though is that your lucky streak in the roulette is just that - a lucky streak. Your selection of the bets is random and the outcomes are equally random, with the house taking its edge by offering odds that slightly undervalue the true probability of any event.

      Play poker, and learn to play it well, and you can have the edge as a player that allows you to win money sustainably. Roulette will only lose you it.
    • Holdemfreakie
      Holdemfreakie
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      Originally posted by Brevvy2190
      If you don't like grinding cash tables much, perhaps you should consider playing different forms of poker? Try sit and gos, for example. I've found double or nothings quite reasonable (it's like betting on red or black, but the outcome is more in your hands :D )

      What I can tell you though is that your lucky streak in the roulette is just that - a lucky streak. Your selection of the bets is random and the outcomes are equally random, with the house taking its edge by offering odds that slightly undervalue the true probability of any event.

      Play poker, and learn to play it well, and you can have the edge as a player that allows you to win money sustainably. Roulette will only lose you it.
      Couldn't say it better myself +1
    • lynius
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      Also, in roulette, you don't get 85% equity on even money.

      That is an example of you going all in pre-flop with AA vs KK.

      Consider that roulette gives you 1:2 on 18:19 odds.

      This example in poker gives you 1:2 on 17:3 odds.

      Instead of having 18 win chances and 19 loss chances

      You have 17 win chances and 3 loss chances.

      roulette vs poker - just do the math.
    • gadget51
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      ...or do your bankroll :rolleyes:
    • stockyjock
      stockyjock
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      guys, i KNOW i was lucky, but the lowest i can justify grinding for hours is £50nl, but with the poker free$50 bankroll you are restricted to playing within 25 buyins, i just thought i would take advantage of the offer and have a gamble with someone elses money, but what i want to know is am i allowed to use the pokerfree$50 money this way?
    • IngridN
      IngridN
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      Hi there and welcome to our community!

      We provide free $50 starting capital to play poker.

      Please be aware of the bonus clearing conditions by clicking on this link:

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com/titan-poker/getting-started/.

      Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help.

      Ingrid
    • purplefizz
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      Originally posted by stockyjock
      guys, i KNOW i was lucky, but the lowest i can justify grinding for hours is £50nl, but with the poker free$50 bankroll you are restricted to playing within 25 buyins, i just thought i would take advantage of the offer and have a gamble with someone elses money, but what i want to know is am i allowed to use the pokerfree$50 money this way?
      hi there stockyjock,

      i understand it can be quite tedious to play the lowest stakes if you normally play much higher. there is actually a way to lift the restrictions if you want to play higher stakes :) if you can tell me where you play, maybe we can clarify this for you further.

      you should really think of this as your money, would you waste $50 or now $70 of your own cash? like the others said, roulette is really just gambling, it would only be a matter of time before you lose it all. also you wont be able to withdraw any winnings anyway until you earn POKER points.

      edit: i've seen that you were linked to the titan information page. these info might be interesting to you:

      Why can I only play the beginner's limits?

      • If you start to play with the $50 starting capital, there is a bankroll limitation in place which only allows you to

      play at the limits recommended by our beginner's strategy.

      • As a beginner you can play: No Limit $0.02/$0.04, Fixed Limit $0.10/$0.20, Sit and Go $1.

      • In order lift this restriction you can either wait 120 days, play at least 1,000 raked hands or deposit a minimum of $100.

      • If you make a deposit, you will need to contact the Titan Poker customer support to get the bankroll limitations lifted.




      When can I withdraw my free $50?

      • You need to earn at least 2,500 Titan Poker Points and deposit a minimum of $20.

      • You can only cash out to a payment option you used to deposit.



      hope that helps! let us know what you've decided and how you get on. :)

      smiles,
      Wendy
    • erptech
      erptech
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      In before busto.
    • IngridN
      IngridN
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      Originally posted by erptech
      In before busto.
      ^^ and what happened to you Mr!?
    • stockyjock
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      sorry its just too hard to play these limits and remain sane i took it to $500 at roulette, trying to lose it but kept doubling up lol but obviously lost it eventually.
    • eteris
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      Originally posted by stockyjock
      sorry its just too hard to play these limits and remain sane i took it to $500 at roulette, trying to lose it but kept doubling up lol but obviously lost it eventually.
      put it on black 17 or is it to late?
    • EuanM
      EuanM
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      Oo, unlucky.

      Could you not have been tempted to use your bulked up roulette / ex-poker bankroll to play slightly higher micro-stakes & study a nice strategy simultaneously?



      The main difference between Poker & Roulette for me is the sense of achievement. Before you go to either table, you know what it involves, the only trouble with roulette is, you don't have a choice, you need to gamble. With poker you have more information at your disposal which can be used to your advantage.

      If your luck-up your roll on roulette, you more or less know that you don't deserve it; it's not been earned through hard work. It's just a losing game.

      With poker, if you increased your bankroll tenfold from $50, you'd know all about the hard work & dedication that was required to come thus far, and that in itself would make your bankroll more secure, as not only does it contain all those valuebets, but also your blood, sweat & downswings! And to know that you rose above those challenges yet still made it in the end; that feeling in itself is all a poker player needs to continue with willingness.


      I wish you all best at whichever tables you choose in future! Just remember: Poker is about learning about yourself.

      p.s: I have witnessed only one successful Roulette strategy, but you need to have a good sized bankroll in relation to the stakes of course. And any casino will recognize what you are doing immediately & ask you to leave. As for online casinos, they monitor people like this & only take action when necessary. Moreover, this is most likely upswing. The most +EV strategy for roulette is not to sit down. This subject does make for interesting reading though!

      Cheers,

      -E
    • purplefizz
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      Originally posted by eteris
      Originally posted by stockyjock
      sorry its just too hard to play these limits and remain sane i took it to $500 at roulette, trying to lose it but kept doubling up lol but obviously lost it eventually.
      put it on black 17 or is it to late?
      obviously too late :f_confused:

      you know 500 was a decent sized roll. you could have just deposited $100 which would lift the bankroll restrictions and started playing NL25 or NL50 with an aggressive BRM (still less gambling as compared to roulette). then you would have been couple of hundred dollars richer.

      i'm sorry to say this, but it's very disappointing to me to see players throw away their starting capital on roulette. you shouldn't have requested it if you didn't want it.