Originally Posted by Poker_play
Thanks. One table at a time might help..cause multitabling is killing my ability to read players or observe trends. About 2 5 being much more difficult/nittier online..is that fact? If I have to drop down to nickel and dime games to be successful online, forget it...ill never be able to focus lol
That's because you're focused on the nickels and dimes instead of comparing how much you can win online vs live.
Let's say at $2/5, you win 5 big bets per 100. That's $50. At 30 hands per hour, it takes 3.3 hours. And let's say you avg $3 per hour for tips. You're now at $40, or just over $12 per hour, but that's without factoring in the time to get to the casino and back, wait for a spot, the difference in food and drink cost, etc. And let's say that when you do consider those things, you end up with $10 per hour.
Now let's say you win the same 5BB/100 at .10/.25. That's $2.50. But it only takes about an hour to play 100 hands. And that's at just one table, so let's say you play 4, which isn't unusual (some people play 30+). That puts you at... $10 per hour.
While you can plug in different numbers, they won't change the key point here, which is that playing at much smaller stakes online doesn't automatically mean making less money. Indeed, it's not difficult to plug in numbers that result in making more.