Do you play online poker to earn money?

@mermaidivy (15417)
United States
June 9, 2009 2:06pm CST
I know it is a risk to take not like you work more and gain more. But at the same time, it could be a fast way to earn some extra money too! Have you ever considered that to be your online money makings?
8 responses
@sirnose (2440)
• United States
9 Jun 09
I only gamble on one site and thats a free site called "Centsports" they also have added a "Poker site" its also free to play but i have not joined this poker site yet, i've been there for little over a year now and just starting to get the hang of betting on this site.I also have other free gambling sites but i don't use those as of yet, i see a lot of gambling sites all over the net offering 100's even 1000's in sign-up bonuses to get new members but i heard that online gambling is illegal here in the United States congress outlawed it sometime back and thats a good reason not to risk your own money with these gambling sites,these sites are ripe to turn into scams sites and steal all your winnings...
@CatGods (4596)
• United States
9 Jun 09
Well I got this from this site http://sunshine-slots.com/gambling-for-us-players.html In part: So, is it legal to gamble for US customers? The answer is depends on who to ask. Those who want to stop internet gambling say it’s illegal, while others say the law is against those US companies who make financial transactions for the industry, so Americans can play safely with credit cards or non US based electronic payment methods, available to US players. In any case from pure legal point of view Americans can safely gamble online, accept the states listed in the list below. That's why there are still online casinos accepting U.S. funds. I would say there there are still U.S. based online casinos, but not as plentiful as there use to be.
@sirnose (2440)
• United States
9 Jun 09
Thanks,for the reply catgods like i said i heard that it was illegal here in the states but there is some confusion about this issue of online gambling here in the US...your link does shed some light on the subject,but i did hear on one of those major news networks that congress had outlawed online casino gambling because it was hurting other forms of gaming here in the states such as state run lotteries i guess thats why some state restrict this form of gaming...
@CatGods (4596)
• United States
9 Jun 09
No I have never played poker online for profit, but I have considered it. I use to be a blackjack dealer at a casino called Jackpot Junction in Morton Minnesota. Also I have a banner in my profile to a certified online casino if you would like to view it.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
10 Jun 09
Is it interesting to be a dealer at the casino? I have thought about it, wondered if it is fun and get lots of tips? Thanks for sharing! :-)
@CatGods (4596)
• United States
10 Jun 09
yes I thought it was a fun job. I mean where else can you stand around and talk and tell jokes and not get in trouble? As for the tips, all the dealers pull their tips together, it was the casino's rule. Tips were divided according to how many dealers worked that week and how many hours each dealer worked. Your base pay per hour is always the same which is less than minimum wage because you are considered a tipping employee just like a food waitress. so your paycheck always varied from week to week. That's the down side. Also all casinos in Minnesota are on native American reservations so the white mans labor laws do not apply because you are working for a sovereign nation. There are no half hour lunch breaks. you work 45 minutes and are off for 15 minutes and it was paid. If the casino was really busy you could work up to 1.5 hours before you got a 15 minute break. Your break time is when you went to the bathroom or got some thing to eat. Also there are certain job that the white people can't have, like floor walker which is above pit boss. When jobs do open up that any one could apply for, it went like this, Indian from the reservation got first dibs, then Indians from other tribes had a chance to get the job, then all other minorities (blacks, spanish, chinese), and then the whites were last on the list. So you might think well that isn't fair. Well it's their reservation, it's their rule. The pay was still better than most other jobs off of the reservation.
@2EarnMoney2 (1163)
• United States
9 Jun 09
I am a semi-pro poker player, and I can say that if you sign up to a training site and grab some HUD software. you are MUCH more likely to be a winning player over the long haul. Remembering that poker is a game of skill and that luck only effects short term results is key to keeping your cool. Getting backers to let you play on their dime is easier then ever and can really cut down on the risk you take. If anyone wants to take it more seriously and wanna get better at it, feel free to check out my website or blog and contact me.
@CatGods (4596)
• United States
10 Jun 09
I wouldn't mind playing poker and making a few bucks but no way am I going to pay 65.00 the first month and then 25.00 each month after that just to be a member. So what other sites will let you play starting out for free. Or give you some casino money and after you win and pay back the casino money whatever is left is yours to keep. And how do you get sponsors / backers?
@4u2enjoy (301)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 09
I've thought about it many times. I am going to try one day when I got the most trustable site. I just hope I don't waste all my money on the poker site. Rather gambling it in forex.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
10 Jun 09
I personally think it is better to play at the real table than on the internet. Thanks for sharing! :-)
@24Champ (465)
9 Jun 09
I play sometimes using free (bonus) money sent to my e-mail by one of the on-line bingo sites which also has a video poker in it (jacks or better). Actually, I hit the Royal Flush three times already on separate occasions (and I won about 250 sterling pounds). The thing is I also lost my winnings as I bet them in the same site. That's gambling for you. It's addictive so you should know when to stop. A big lesson to me.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
10 Jun 09
It's very true about knowing when to stop when it comes to gambling, I have learnt the lesson before and I have seen people get into big trouble because of that. Thanks for sharing! :-)
@andreassp (122)
• Indonesia
9 Jun 09
I dont like gambling, and drunk. I like to work hard and make money from clean job. Drunk and gambling will make us in hell...
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
10 Jun 09
gambling is not not clean...
• United States
9 Jun 09
I think of gambling just like I do speeding. If you lose and get a ticket it's money that you deserve to pay. Kind of like a stupid tax. I know many people to play poker and Black Jack and do well at it. I do not. I went to Vegas last week and sprained my ankle going from one casino to another. That's how lucky I am. I hurt my self gambling so I just choose to stay away from it.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
10 Jun 09
That's probably a good idea to stay away from the casino. I go to the casino once in a while, spend little money just for fun, if I win, I get the winning money, if I don't, I don't. Thanks for sharing! :-)
@Bloggership (1118)
• Indonesia
11 Jun 09
Yes i like to play online poker. Specially the one that give us a free cash deposited without to make our personal deposit. I won some games but there is so many good lucky players there also.