Do you consider poker your job?

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I don't consider it my job because I don't dedicate myself to poker full time, for now I only see it as a way to make extra money
 
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I wish it was my job. But at the moment it isn't.
 
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Not a job for me .... I have a short attention span and when good hands stop coming around for a while i get bored , and then sloppy .
 
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Nowadays yes, I pay my bills with money from poker and my only source of income today is from poker so I can say that poker is my job
 
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Hell no, ever since Black Friday poker is just a hobby
 
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Hi :)
For me, poker is just a hobby. Great game, interesting entertainment, and sometimes poker brings me money in addition to pleasure. It is not a job for me, but nevertheless, to some extent, poker is also an additional source of income for me.
Good luck :)
 
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No poker its my best hobby but not my job.......i have dont have enough cash to do some cash.....life is like that you need cash to do some cash so....
 
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I don't consider poker a job, but rather a hobby.
 
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Poker is not a job for me, poker is a hobby for me
 
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i treat poker like a bussiness though its not my main source of income but treating it like a job can only benefit you if can handle the pressure of it being a steady source of income. be it main or secondary
 
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No, only a madman/woman would.
Why is that? Is it due to it being a much more difficult occupation than most people realize?
I have a number of friends who play professionally & I think if I was capable, I'd probably try to join them.
 
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I wish it was my job. But at the moment it isn't.
not always as fun as you might think :)
Was my job for many years live. ... now online more semi like fulltime job.... I think I won't be able to have the same success online.
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No, I don’t think so. Poker is a hobby.
 
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Why is that? Is it due to it being a much more difficult occupation than most people realize?
I have a number of friends who play professionally & I think if I was capable, I'd probably try to join them.
Who are they and is that there only source of income?
 
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Who are they and is that there only source of income?
It is their only source of income & 99% of their play is online. They've played between 10 & 20years and for some it has been their only job they've ever done. (aside from being a golf caddy, newspaper boy, working at Subway).
All of them play tournaments. None of them have had a losing year... ever.
 
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It is their only source of income & 99% of their play is online. They've played between 10 & 20years and for some it has been their only job they've ever done. (aside from being a golf caddy, newspaper boy, working at Subway).
All of them play tournaments. None of them have had a losing year... ever.

Ask them if they want to buy a bridge in Scotland.
 
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I like poker, it's an interesting experience, although also risky, etc
I don't consider it a job, it would be crazy if I did, I have a true love (I hope my wife doesn't know) it's been more than 55 years of living together
 
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I still couldn't turn it into work!
which is a shame for me.
 
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Ask them if they want to buy a bridge in Scotland.

Why bother asking me if you choose to respond with an asinine comment?

There are still many players who are winning players online and who play for a living (especially players from European countries & South America where wages could be 1/10th of what they are in a more developed nation & cost of living is cheap by comparison as well). But there are also ones playing from canada & elsewhere, along with many who are originally from USA. (some of the guys I'm talking about are from USA but have been living abroad for over a decade).

Is it that difficult for you to fathom this? It'd be easy enough for you to just scroll through some of the tournament lobbys (mid-stakes, high-stakes) grab a handful of the screen names & find out who they are, what other sites they play on, how long they've been playing, what all of their online tournament stats. are and what their live tournament stats. are too. &/or if they are also cash game players too. It's not that difficult to figure it out.
There are loads of guys still playing professionally online (& many also live as well) that I can recall seeing from the FTOPS series on Fulltilt, & from deep runs in wsop MainEvents dating back to before 2010. Tons of them still play. They don't have jobs.

And as I briefly mentioned earlier, there are also many low-stakes pros as well. (I still chat with some who used to be members on this forum). If you check names on players while deep in any low stakes tourney, you'll see that 1/2 your table are regulars... people who are playing for a living.

It is no longer easy money & most aren't making a ton of money (games are much tougher these days vs. 10 years ago) but there are many who are putting in the work and playing poker for their job.
 
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Poker is probably more of a hobby for me now than a job, and most likely it will remain that way in the near future.
 
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All my respect for those who manage to do good work, it's a job many of us wish we were capable of.
 
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