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speedy

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does anyone have any experience with playing poker online for money. can one make a living
playing. horse racing got too tough for me with the computer players and i can't go back to my
old reliable poker in person. my wife would not survive the covid. even with vaccine.
 

FANBOUTS

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Yes, I've played poker as a living for 15 years both live and online. Now I just play as a side gig how people drive uber for extra money. That's a loaded question you ask. Can you make a living playing? I guess that depends on what you mean by living. To make a middle class paycheck each week I would say not possible unless 1) You are a really good player and 2) You have the BR to play 2/5 online. You would need at least 10k and you can go through that. I've had 10k runs down many times.

Now, can you make $50/day and pay your mortgage? Yea, you can. I do. I pay my property taxes every year through my online play. It's like not having that bill, which is a pretty big bill cause I live in NJ and we have high property taxes in this state. I play three games of .50 cent/$1 at one time. That provides variance and allows me to see lots and lots of hands in a few hours. I'd have to play 12 - 15 hours live to see the same amount. Now, the stakes are not big. Avg pots are under $5 but because I get volume of hands it adds up. I've won $400 or more in a session before and I've also lost $300. But on avg I'm + $50 - $75/session.

Once you go above .50/$1 the play takes a big jump up. 1/2 is beatable but the swings of 1/2 online is like playing 2/5 live. If you can take that kind of exposure, go for it but have 5k to start cause you have to survive swings.

What I'd do is put $100 on. Go play five cent/ten cent and start there. It'll take time but if you can beat that game then the money will build. The play at the level is very tight passive which is the easiest style to defeat in poker. They only raise the turn and river when they have it and they will just be a calling station with marginal hands. If you can turn the $100 into $500 then go up to .10/.25 and when you get to 1k go to .25/.50 and when you have $2,500 go to .50/1. That's where I play and I always keep 2 - 3k in my account but as soon as I get above three grand I send for the money.

There are also some tournaments that have value, depends on where you play. Every site has their tourneys that have like a $50 or $100 buy in and will have like a 150 or 200 field which isn't bad. I've taken down a quite a few of those over years. I play on WSOP.
 

terryfloat88

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You can definitely make money playing poker. There are forums dedicated to poker and you can find out more about making money on such forums. Personally, I recently tried playing at https://oddsdigger.com/athletics and am already starting to make my first money online. Although I advise you to read the book about poker and game strategy first, watch the tutorial videos as well. Also advise you to try playing on free resources and only then invest your personal funds.
 

MoneyInc.

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I play small tourneys online for fun, never play big money. Maybe if I lived in Vegas I would play on WSOP.
 

bifeatry

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Poker is one of my favorite casino games if we are talking about gambling. I can't say that this was my main source of income, but sometimes I won a lot of money, usually on tournaments. Now I decided to try other new casino games, for example bitcoin roulette game is quite interesting!
 

phdinsports

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Yes, I've played poker as a living for 15 years both live and online. Now I just play as a side gig how people drive uber for extra money. That's a loaded question you ask. Can you make a living playing? I guess that depends on what you mean by living. To make a middle class paycheck each week I would say not possible unless 1) You are a really good player and 2) You have the BR to play 2/5 online. You would need at least 10k and you can go through that. I've had 10k runs down many times.

Now, can you make $50/day and pay your mortgage? Yea, you can. I do. I pay my property taxes every year through my online play. It's like not having that bill, which is a pretty big bill cause I live in NJ and we have high property taxes in this state. I play three games of .50 cent/$1 at one time. That provides variance and allows me to see lots and lots of hands in a few hours. I'd have to play 12 - 15 hours live to see the same amount. Now, the stakes are not big. Avg pots are under $5 but because I get volume of hands it adds up. I've won $400 or more in a session before and I've also lost $300. But on avg I'm + $50 - $75/session.

Once you go above .50/$1 the play takes a big jump up. 1/2 is beatable but the swings of 1/2 online is like playing 2/5 live. If you can take that kind of exposure, go for it but have 5k to start cause you have to survive swings.

What I'd do is put $100 on. Go play five cent/ten cent and start there. It'll take time but if you can beat that game then the money will build. The play at the level is very tight passive which is the easiest style to defeat in poker. They only raise the turn and river when they have it and they will just be a calling station with marginal hands. If you can turn the $100 into $500 then go up to .10/.25 and when you get to 1k go to .25/.50 and when you have $2,500 go to .50/1. That's where I play and I always keep 2 - 3k in my account but as soon as I get above three grand I send for the money.

There are also some tournaments that have value, depends on where you play. Every site has their tourneys that have like a $50 or $100 buy in and will have like a 150 or 200 field which isn't bad. I've taken down a quite a few of those over years. I play on WSOP.
How many hours of play does it take you to make on average $50-75?
 

betfusion

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How many hours of play does it take you to make on average $50-75?

You weren’t asking me, but for me on 50NL that would take me about 6 hours 2-4 tabling on 6max on average.

if you want to play competitively get a HUD. It’s not completely necessary to beat the stakes I am playing, but it helps when you are multi-tabling and can’t follow every hand.

For me the highest return is heads-up sit and goes. Headsup cash can also be very lucrative, but I find SNGs better because an opponent can’t instantly leave after winning a hand or two. Headsup can have more variance, but imo there are not a lot of people that can play Headsup effectively. I also feel there are little or no bots on heads up.

goodluck!
 

Jayhall

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You can make money, but it depends largely on your skill level, the stakes you're playing at, and the volume you are putting in. If you are not playing very often and are playing where you have little to no edge, then variance is going to be huge and it's unlikely you will be consistently making money.
 

mykeeeee

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I have never considered poker as a living, but I know people who earn money from poker. He is special, and the common person can't make a living with poker. He told me to go to a lot of poker related books and forums first. And he recommended sites like 홀덤사이트 that explain strategies and methods so that you can play Holdem well. I hope my experience helps with your question.
 

kektekda

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Of course, this is not a job in poker, but you can still earn money if you know how to play well and understand how the game works. If suddenly you are interested in poker rooms, for example, which ones you can play and where to download, then I advise you to visit this site about types of poker, it is made quite interesting and the whole design of the site looks quite stylish, but the most important thing is, of course, that many things related to poker, and here you will find links to quality poker rooms.
 

ninjatactics

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Very interesting. I thought the market died after Rounders era but it’s alive and well
 

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