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THE GLOBAL POKER GUIDE TO MANAGING YOUR POKER BANKROLL

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The articles on the Global Situs Poker Online page are designed to help you improve your enjoyment of the game we all know and love, by improving and deepening your knowledge of the game. It’s the best game in the world; only something so good, can bring such swings of enjoyment, passion and on occasion, that jittery feeling of anticipation. Poker draws us in and captivates our imagination.

That’s why we put so much effort into trying to help our players, writing articles like ​variance in poker and m​istakes beginner poker players make and how to avoid them.​

A topic of equal importance to those articles above is understanding how to manage your bankroll. Good bankroll management may improve your overall success at the tables. So in this article on bankroll management, we want to give you some guidance on how to give yourself more longevity in the game.

To start, what is bankroll management? Just so we are clear, it has pretty much nothing to do with the actual game in and of itself. However, it’s arguable to how much of a degree it affects how you play the game. Simply put, bankroll management is how you take care of the Gold Coins in your account. Even though Global Poker returning players can receive some free Gold Coins every day and additional Gold Coins can be purchased to enhance the game play experience, good bankroll management is about having Gold Coins available through the swings and roundabouts of the poker merry-go-round. As we all know, poker is a game of highs and lows, and your bankroll is your backbone!

We want you to be able to enjoy playing our social game for a long time, and that means not having to spend more than your financial circumstances permit buying Gold Coins. So, if you’ve just started out on your poker journey, and you keep on having to reach into your bank account, we hope this article provides you with some invaluable insight. Once you understand the importance of bankroll management, it may help you achieve long-term benefits on and even off the tables.

Remember you can tell the quality of a poker player, not by the amount of hands or big pots they’ve won, but by the size of their bankroll.

What we will cover in this article:

Starting Bankroll
What to Risk
Building Bankroll
Managing Expectations
How Not To Blow Bankroll
WHAT IS POKER BANKROLL?
At its most basic, a poker bankroll is the sum of the resources you can comfortably set aside now for your enjoyment of the game of poker. It shouldn’t take into account what you will receive in the future, or impact your day-to-day living expenses.

This is not to be confused with the available balance of Gold Coins in your Global Poker account. They are different things; both part of the same ecosystem, but different.

HOW TO START A POKER BANKROLL?
To start a bankroll, first you need to make some decisions. How much can you responsibly and comfortably set aside for your enjoyment of the game of poker? In other words, if everything went to hell in a heartbeat at the tables, would you still be able to go about your daily life normally and not have to eat Rice-A-Roni for the next six months? If you need a bit of help with staying in control and gaming responsibly, please have a look at some of the tools we have available here.

Start by deciding how much risk is comfortable for you. Some people love risk and live like that; other people don’t like so much risk, so their answer would be different. Decide what’s right for you. It might be GC10 for some, and for others it could be GC1000. It doesn’t matter what the amount is, it is the starting point for building up your poker bankroll. Just bear in mind that the larger your risk appetite, the more Gold Coins you could lose in one game.