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Old 11-06-2007, 03:46 PM
Henry17 Henry17 is offline
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Your girlfriend may tolerate for awhile, but wait until (if) you get married, have kids and a mortgage. You will want that 401k and health insurance and days paid off. Having a job ain't that bad.

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My current Gf is very serious and she is fine with it. My main source of income is sports betting not poker but same difference. I can see how someone would have some concerns about future security at first but once you have been doing it long enough they realize it is stable.
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:21 PM
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You got a keeper dude, Props!
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:22 PM
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I don't think it is that difficult to get a girl to see the benefits. A lot of people find it counterintuitive but then you point to the fact that you have been doing it for X amount of years and then you point to your quality of life. She may not understand how or why but she'll understand that if it has worked for so many years there is no reason it shouldn't keep working.

Part of it though is that you actually have to have been successful. If you are living a student type life with 2 roommates and a beater for a car then you really can't convince anyone.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:37 PM
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My current Gf is very serious and she is fine with it. My main source of income is sports betting not poker but same difference. I can see how someone would have some concerns about future security at first but once you have been doing it long enough they realize it is stable.

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What is your definition of long enough? Las Vegas is littered with people who lasted 10 years and then washed away. And then you are in your 30's starting from scratch.

I personally think trying to be a professional poker player (or sports bettor) is an abysmal life choice for someone young since the fall back opportunity disappates. Better to build up some skills and then take a 'gamble' in a 'profession' as tenuous as bettor since if it doesn't work out, it will be easier (but not easy) to get back on the gainful employment train.

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Old 11-06-2007, 06:00 PM
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Your girlfriend may tolerate for awhile, but wait until (if) you get married, have kids and a mortgage. You will want that 401k and health insurance and days paid off. Having a job ain't that bad.

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My current Gf is very serious and she is fine with it. My main source of income is sports betting not poker but same difference. I can see how someone would have some concerns about future security at first but once you have been doing it long enough they realize it is stable.

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sports betting? Does that work like in the movie casino? You seem like an interesting person since you seem to have seen alot of stuff and played for a long time. Now you amaze me again that you can actually make money from sports betting lol. Maybe do some sort of well somewhere sometimes?
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:02 PM
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What is your definition of long enough? Las Vegas is littered with people who lasted 10 years and then washed away. And then you are in your 30's starting from scratch.

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At least 8-10 years.

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I personally think trying to be a professional poker player (or sports bettor) is an abysmal life choice for someone young since the fall back opportunity disappates. Better to build up some skills and then take a 'gamble' in a 'profession' as tenuous as bettor since if it doesn't work out, it will be easier (but not easy) to get back on the gainful employment train

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I did get a bunch of university degrees including a law degree. I guess having a LLB does help since if I really needed to I could get a job if I had to.

I don't know how you can claim it is an abysmal life choice. At the end of law school my choice was between keep doing the sports betting or go work on Bay St for a fraction of the income. Working 70-90 hour weeks is abysmal.

Now 7 years out of law school when I compare my net worth to my law school friends I am so far ahead of them yet I have also had a lot more fun.
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:10 PM
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sports betting? Does that work like in the movie casino? You seem like an interesting person since you seem to have seen alot of stuff and played for a long time. Now you amaze me again that you can actually make money from sports betting lol. Maybe do some sort of well somewhere sometimes?

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What is a well?
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:46 PM
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I did get a bunch of university degrees including a law degree. I guess having a LLB does help since if I really needed to I could get a job if I had to.

I don't know how you can claim it is an abysmal life choice. At the end of law school my choice was between keep doing the sports betting or go work on Bay St for a fraction of the income. Working 70-90 hour weeks is abysmal.

Now 7 years out of law school when I compare my net worth to my law school friends I am so far ahead of them yet I have also had a lot more fun.

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All it takes is one bad rush. Unless you are in the precious <.005% that will make a career out of it.

You also have a law degree and not some undergraduate degree in Political Science from the Univeristy of Arizona in 2001.

I wish you the best of luck. 99.99% are chasing fool's gold though.
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:19 PM
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sports betting? Does that work like in the movie casino? You seem like an interesting person since you seem to have seen alot of stuff and played for a long time. Now you amaze me again that you can actually make money from sports betting lol. Maybe do some sort of well somewhere sometimes?

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What is a well?

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where you ask questions from everyon for a day. Its done in the small stakes section, where succesfull players answer all kinds of questions from the community.
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:39 PM
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Can u give some details abwt yourself plz, like what games you play, site, when u went pro, how much you make per month/year? abit personal but its hard to relate to what she is saying not knowing how much money you make.
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