djatc
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November 27th, 2014 at 11:06:01 PM permalink
If you could make the same amount of money at your job now, would you become a professional gambler? (accounting for all benefits such as health insurance)

If you could hear of the stories of actual pro gamblers would you be content with that, or would you want to try advantage play?

Would the stories of pro gamblers satisfy your curiosity of what it's really like, but not enough to actual want to do it yourself?

If somebody were to post the "day in the life of a pro gambler" would that fulfill your urges till your next Vegas trip?

Some questions that I've thought up of meeting many people on the forum and in Las Vegas.
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EvenBob
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November 28th, 2014 at 12:12:04 AM permalink
Quote: djatc



If somebody were to post the "day in the life of a pro gambler" .



You mean boredom, more boredom, followed
by extreme boredom, ending with a profit
at the end, then no. Not too many takers.

If you mean the fantasy people have about
pro gamblers, then yeah, lots of interest.
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Dieter
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November 28th, 2014 at 3:20:18 AM permalink
Not for the same pay, no. Not worth it to me to make a lateral transfer. For a significant net pay increase, yes.

I wouldn't be willing to be a pro gambler without an advantage.
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AxelWolf
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November 28th, 2014 at 4:43:32 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

You mean boredom, more boredom, followed
by extreme boredom, ending with a profit
at the end, then no. Not too many takers.

If you mean the fantasy people have about
pro gamblers, then yeah, lots of interest.

Bob I seriously doubt you know very much about being a pro gambler. You have pretty much indicated you are only a roulette player who believes he has an advantage. Very few people actually believe that's true.

You couldn't possibly know how it feels to be an AP. Even if by some mysterious reason your Voodoo roulette system actually did work, only Playing one -EV casino game is like limiting yourself to eating the same spoiled vanilla Ice cream, all alone in a basement. No having a different ice cream with friends on a hot summer day, no sprinkles, no toppings, no different flavors, no cherry on top.

Ya ya, I know you're going to tell us you have played everything under the sun and you have been coming to vegas(but wont visit the strip) since before I was born. You'll give us the loose lips defense about why you can't revile your AP knowledge.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Keyser
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November 28th, 2014 at 5:07:20 AM permalink
Bob,

I'll tell you what it's like.

You're partially right about the extreme boredom.

It's more like this:

Boredom, exteme boredom, offensive smells, nerd festival, nerd festival, nerd festival...(this phase can last for quite some time without ever placing a single bet), stress low, stress high, extreme stress, excitement, extreme excitement, and extreme fatigue. When you get back to your room... you think you're going to sleep, but you can't come down. You can't relax. When you do some how fall asleep, you don't always realize that you're asleep because you dream that you're still working. Then, the maid knocks on your door, even though you have the sign on the door, and asks if you want room service and you realize that you've actually been asleep for quite some time. At times you lose track of the day of the week, and the days of the month. You hate all hotel food, especially buffets, and you drive as far as you have to in order to find a Subway restaurant, green grass, and trees each day.
Mozart
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November 28th, 2014 at 5:15:13 AM permalink
Quote: djatc

If you could make the same amount of money at your job now, would you become a professional gambler? (accounting for all benefits such as health insurance)

If you could hear of the stories of actual pro gamblers would you be content with that, or would you want to try advantage play?

Would the stories of pro gamblers satisfy your curiosity of what it's really like, but not enough to actual want to do it yourself?

If somebody were to post the "day in the life of a pro gambler" would that fulfill your urges till your next Vegas trip?

Some questions that I've thought up of meeting many people on the forum and in Las Vegas.

Hey djatc! I'm new to this board, but my friend told me about you.

How's the Miata doing? lol
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1BB
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November 28th, 2014 at 5:22:33 AM permalink
Quote: djatc

If you could make the same amount of money at your job now, would you become a professional gambler? (accounting for all benefits such as health insurance)

If you could hear of the stories of actual pro gamblers would you be content with that, or would you want to try advantage play?

Would the stories of pro gamblers satisfy your curiosity of what it's really like, but not enough to actual want to do it yourself?

If somebody were to post the "day in the life of a pro gambler" would that fulfill your urges till your next Vegas trip?

Some questions that I've thought up of meeting many people on the forum and in Las Vegas.



It's great being a full time AP. You are treated like royalty, your every desire is seen to, you rub elbows with celebrities and you extract money from the casino at an obscene rate.

For the other 99% percent of it , read the posts by Bob and Keyser.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
pelotari
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November 28th, 2014 at 5:33:25 AM permalink
I would think bordeom would set in for sure. But the other side is that as a professional gambler, you would be able to choose when you work (play) and when you don't. No schedule to adhere to like most regular jobs. That would be a plus. Don't feel great today? You don't play. A job would require you show up, or use a "sick day" from your available ones.

If you assume that there are plentiful casinos offering whatever game you are a pro at playing with an advantage, then I think it would appeal to someone who likes to travel a lot. You go from place to place, staying in comp rooms and enjoying good meals. You see the sights outside the casino at whatever city you're in that day. If that lifestyle seems appealing to someone then it seems they would be more apt to be be a pro gambler if they could.
Daddydoc
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November 28th, 2014 at 5:54:52 AM permalink
Isn't there more to a career than just making money? I think a life spent mainly in a casino would get depressing very quickly. Even if I was able to make substantial money, I think the lack of purpose would get to me. Being surrounded by degenerates, and watching people destroy their financial well being, would get depressing as well. As for the gambling itself, I imagine that it is a life of occasional excitement with long stretches of boredom.
If government is the answer, it must have been a very stupid question.
Daddydoc
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November 28th, 2014 at 5:54:52 AM permalink
duplicate post
If government is the answer, it must have been a very stupid question.

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