• July 31, 2020

Can You Make Money Playing Poker Online?

Okay, the short answer to the question is a resounding, “Yes!”

However, there are caveats, or as they say these days, disclaimers.

First of all, poker is a game of skill and luck.

You can learn how to play the game better than almost anybody else, but if Lady Luck hands the other guy four deuces, the really great hand has been nursing and playing just fine. That’s the first thing you need to know if you’re thinking about playing poker for money. It doesn’t matter if some of the neighbors with a living room, or just a game in the living room, are in the process of playing a part, and you just have to get used to it

So, when you ask, “Can you make money playing poker online?”, You must realize that while you can do a lot of things that influence the results in a positive way … i.e. You win, there is always the chance that you will do everything right and still lose.

On the other hand, there IS that part of poker that you DO have some control over.

You know, the “skill” thing.

There are a lot of people out there who are “good at poker”, who then go to the conclusion that they are somehow better than other “good” poker players out there. If a bunch of “good” poker players sit down and play to a table, even if luck does not involve them, it will soon become apparent that some of those good poker players are better than others.

Now, just as in any sport or competition, there are some players who are going to have a game for a natural affinity. Some may have played for years against highly competent players, and this action helped to hone their skills. Some will have both going for them, and this will make them formidable opponents indeed.

However, as well as other sports or competition, many who rise to the ranks are the best players who study and practice.

All the casual play in the world, and all the natural affinity for the activity, will be given to the player who has prepared himself or herself in every way possible.

There are many books on poker. I know this, because my wife is a real poker player in the family, and she has most of them. She also has several kinds of software which allow her to play the game even when she is not online. She was a housewife who learned she liked poker. She studied and practiced and began winning. She had no prior experience with the game. Maybe she has a natural affinity for it, but she’s been married long enough to believe that whatever affinity she has is important for her.

She, like so many others, has simply learned that practice and practice can make a champion poker player.

So, if you are wondering, “Can you make money playing poker online?”, The answer is, “Yes, you can”.

However, unless you have some personal skill or insight, this time, be prepared and study and practice until your dream of becoming a champion poker player comes true.

Donovan Baldwin is a freelance SEO copywriter living in Central Texas. A University of West Florida alumnus (1973), with a BA in Accounting, is a member of Mensa and has held several managerial positions before and after retiring from the US Army in 1995. He became interested in Internet Marketing in the 1990’s and developed various online businesses. He has written poetry, articles, and essays for over 40 years, and now frequently publishes articles on his own websites and other webmasters. He has a blog on aggressive poker strategy.


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