New addiction, Poker! (long post for me)

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by vegaas, May 23, 2005.

  1. vegaas


    Nov 6, 2001
    Hey all,

    I have become addicted to Poker. I have read several books on the theory and have started playing all the time. I go to the local casino about once every week or two, and can be found online every night at one of the poker sights. Hell, I spend more time at a poker forum right now the TB. Never thought that would happen.

    I started out losing, but I am starting to make my money back as I become a much stronger player.

    I have a funny vision of myself in the future. My fiance and I have recently split, and now I see myself in the future being a Harley riding, poker playing musician. My concern in the past about touring with my band was how I was going to make enough money while on the road to support myself. Well, I may have found a solution! If (and I know it is a big if) I become good enough at poker, I can take a laptop with me on the road and play online during the day to make some money.

    I know the probabilty of this happening is not great, however; I feel like I just stumbled onto something that could allow my music career to be given a chance.

    BTW, I am not addicted to gambling. Haven't lost more than I can afford, and have no desire to do any other gambling than poker. I play in the very small stakes games until I build a higher bankroll through my play. I will not keep funding my poker playing from outside money, only money that I win while playing.

    This is either the coolest thing ever, or very very sad. Not sure which. :eyebrow:
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    What poker forum do you go to? I love hold-em and play online often.
  3. vegaas


    Nov 6, 2001
    The forum is I hope it is alright to post that here?

    I play online at Paradise right now. I have been thinking of trying some others for the sign up bonus.
    I started off on Party Poker, lost because I didnt know what the hell I was doing. May go back.

    I picked up a couple of books. Phil Hellmuths book and T.J. Cloutier's book. They have helped me tremendously! I am now starting to win.

    I play as Vegaas on both.
  4. Only


    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    I'm on Partypoker as LuckoftheHat.

    I started playing poker wiht friends a year or two ago every two weeks, and so far I've broken even. Which isn't bad, considering I'd never played Texas Hold 'Em before that.

    It's a LOT easier to win money online than it is playing against real people at a table, so I fully support your venture.