Advantages of becoming a pro Edit
- Flexibility: Many poker pros despise working set hours for "the man". They highly value being able to set their own schedule.
Disadvantages of becoming a pro Edit
- Instability: Because of variance you will never know how much income to plan on for a given month; in fact, unless you're playing a huge number of hands, you might even lose money in a month! Adequate bankroll will cushion this impact, but it's still important to consider.
- Career impact: Although poker carries less stigma than it once did, it's not exactly beneficial to have a prolonged period of poker-related self-employment on your resume.
The case for a hybrid approach Edit
Print references Edit
- Blade, Mark. Professional Poker. Brownfield Publishing, 2005.
- Sklansky, David. Gambling for a Living: How to Make $100,000 a Year. Henderson, NV: Two Plus Two Publishing, May 1997. (Amazon)