I put YES in the poll but I only play freerolls, so I guess that answer is wrong.
For now, the times that I have played cash or buy-in tournaments, I have neither won nor lost, or have lost or won little.
Yeah, in my 6 years poker "career" I played from freerolls to Sunday Million, a lot of tournaments. I made profit (I'm proud that I'm on Cardschat's big win list) but what is more important: I enjoyed it, cos playing poker is big fun.
Plus on tournaments
Tilts and minus in cash always.
You have to play tournaments or cash. For me both don't work. I would always win great amount on tournaments, go sleep happy. Then play cash and make errors as it's different skill set then tilt and bet on David Ferrer then 0... so winning 500 eur was 8h or more lost to gamble in 1h next day.
And so on... now I blocked myself from cash games and sports let's see... I have never specialised in focused on 1 thing with my bankroll.
You can profit with focus at 1 thing at a time... and a goal. Putting money to try cash then tournaments then Omaha its expensive.... in short or long run.
You can profit if you know what you want a d what you seek and if you have a skillset.
Its quite unlikly, people will reply to that poll, unless they are winning. Since there is rake, most players must per definition be losing, but few wants to admit it
I'm losing on sportsbetting.ag. The rake is ~13% on their S&Gs.They wouldn't disclose the rake on their cash games. I asked other players but they never responded.
I'm now searching for a more friendly poker site that allows US players. Someone have suggestions?
How could 90% of people turn a profit playing poker? Where is the money coming from?
Money are coming from production and trade.
What you falsely believe and call as "profit in poker" in the real world is called "winnings".
While you're taking poker on some serious level and falsely believe that it's something like playing at the stock market, in the real world you're gambling - playing with luck.
Poker table is 9 clowns riding rented 2 wheel bicycle and playing pick pocketing championship at the same time. Some will fall, one will win, clowns will change, but the real winner is the owner of the bicycle.
Poker does not produce any useful product for the society, you could save lives being a surgeon or build buildings instead and see some real value of your lifetime, which is not endless.
If you run a club in one of those apps like pppoker, x-poker then yes, specially in the latter if you get tons of players who wish to play in ur club then u can win a lot but as a normal player who belongs to other clubs not so much compared to it