I have a few friends that started playing poker, well, first it was without money, then with money, but just with friends. Now it turns out they have started to play with people they don´t know that well. The money they have to pay to enter the party poker turnaments are a little higher than the first times they played, but it´s not that much. I have never tried it, and I probably won´t either. Poker might be fun, but I don´t bet with my money, I rather spend them on some stupid business online 🙂
Well, one of my friends in this poker gang has started to play a little online also. At first he played without money (just for fun), but now he has started to spend $20 now and then. It seems that he never actually win, well, he win some, but he always ends up a loser at the end of the day.
But fear not, some people are earning big playing poker and especially on the Internet. I just read an interesting article in Wired about a guy that quit his $110,000 a year job at eBay to stay home an play poker online. He is doing better than in the old job, he works fewer hours and spends more time with his family.
Sound interesting to me, but I don´t think I am going to try it.