JustALuck
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September 16th, 2015 at 7:26:19 PM permalink
Hello Everyone!

I am new to gambling world...so forgive me for my newbie questions:

1) I wonder can you make a living thru gambling? At LEAST winning constantly at State's minimum wage? Of course, the more the merrier!

2) If yes to question #1, which games are known that players do for a living nowadays?

3) Of those games answered from question #2, what book (or books), website, course, software and/or mentor do you recommend for me to become a profitable player?

Thanks & Good Luck!
AZDuffman
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September 16th, 2015 at 7:32:35 PM permalink
Every bet in the casino except one has a house edge. It is possible to come out ahead at poker or sports betting. BJ used to be beatable, much harder now.

For poker, read "Why You Lose at Poker" for one. Get a lot of practice. It will still be very, very hard.

How do you get a professional gambler off your porch?
Pay him for the pizza.
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GWAE
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September 16th, 2015 at 7:47:51 PM permalink
There are plenty of people on this forum making a living but they aren't going to post the play book here for free.
Expect the worst and you will never be disappointed. I AM NOT PART OF GWAE RADIO SHOW
JustALuck
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September 16th, 2015 at 7:56:45 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Every bet in the casino except one has a house edge. It is possible to come out ahead at poker or sports betting.


Thanks AZDuffman! When you said poker, did you mean all types of poker games including video poker?

Quote: AZDuffman

It will still be very, very hard.



What is the difficulty to do poker for a living? (Such as: Doing advanced math in your head? Hoping for luck in your favor? Extreme boredom? Etc?)
JustALuck
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September 16th, 2015 at 7:59:05 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

There are plenty of people on this forum making a living but they aren't going to post the play book here for free.



GWAE, that's understandable...at least there is a hope to make a living =)
AZDuffman
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September 16th, 2015 at 8:05:30 PM permalink
Quote: JustALuck

Thanks AZDuffman! When you said poker, did you mean all types of poker games including video poker?



Video poker depends. Some people do it but they seem to be basically grinding it out hoping for a Royal. The comps come into play, but this is sitting at an machine on your leather ass for 8 hours a day five or six days a week. Other ways to make a living doing that.


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What is the difficulty to do poker for a living? (Such as: Doing advanced math in your head? Hoping for luck in your favor? Extreme boredom? Etc?)



Well, the math is fairly easy. Learn to count your outs. If you are playing Texas Hold'em multiply outs by 4 at the Turn and 2 at the River to get your probability of catching. But poker is more than the math. Much of it is feel. I am a very small stakes winner online, It took 100,000 or more hands to get there.

Guys that are winners online are playing 5-6 tables at a time. A few can do it, but in the end never call it a living, Here is a true story:

Girl sits next to me at a job I had. Call center but we have some downtime. Her husband works there and somehow it comes up that he is quitting to play online poker. This was about 2007 and the height of the online boom. Talk a little and I go on about life. About 6 weeks later I ask how it is going.

"Oh, he is back at his old work station!"
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kewlj
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September 16th, 2015 at 8:09:14 PM permalink
Gambling??...no you can't make a living 'gambling'. You can make a living as an AP (advantage player) through a number of different games and techniques, and it is probably best to incorporate a number of these rather than focus on one.

Making a living as an AP is very possible, but it is not easy. It is actually work and takes really strong discipline, focus and preparation.

If you are trying to avoid working a job or career, you are out of luck, because in the end, APing is a job and/or career and must be treated the same.
JustALuck
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September 16th, 2015 at 8:17:27 PM permalink
AZDuffman, thanks for your insights! Sounds tough to succeed.
JustALuck
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September 16th, 2015 at 8:25:26 PM permalink
kewlj, ooops...I guess AP is a better term.

Where can I learn more about becoming an AP? Through reading books?

If APing is a job, I'll take it because I couldn't find a second job in this economy :(
MrV
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September 16th, 2015 at 8:28:56 PM permalink
Quote:

I wonder can you make a living thru gambling? At LEAST winning constantly at State's minimum wage? Of course, the more the merrier!



Great question.

Now, let's ask the man who knows the answer .
"What, me worry?"

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