Gambling is still considered by many to be a taboo topic – but it’s a topic that should be talked about. Gamblers are often very interesting people and you will notice this as soon as you meet them, in most cases they will be very charismatic, energetic, and full of life (the good gamblers, anyway!). Of course this varies from person to person but you will find that these are common traits amongst successful gamblers.
Gambling as a career is something that many people are still uncertain about – is this really a career path that someone can go down? The short answer is, yes. With more and more events being monetized by the big corporations this gives the punters more opportunity and thus more people are becoming involved.
Throughout this article we’ll be giving you a quick overview of online gambling as a career – how it compares to a standard job as well as the benefits that you’d witness by going online vs placing your bets in person.
How It Compares to a Standard Job
We all know that online gambling and having a standard job are two completely different things. Even though many people will look down at those of us who are gamblers, there are some people who make a lot of money through gambling and are considered “professionals”. Whether you agree with this analogy or not is irrelevant, the fact of the matter is that being an online gambler is very different to working a standard job.
One of the major reasons why is because of the instability that a person must go through (which will be discussed more in detail below) in addition to sudden losses that could force the gambler to become homeless within just a few days.
The Benefits of Going Online
Many gamblers have now chosen to go online – and the numbers are increasing every day – the reasoning behind this is quite simple. By going online, the gamblers are essentially limiting the need to commute.
A gambler who bets on horse races for example, no longer needs to go to the tracks like he did 15 years ago – instead, he can simply go online and place his bet in a matter of moments. As you can see, this is very beneficial not just for saving time, but also for saving money. The fees for placing online bets and using online casinos is minimal and with the expenses saved it really is the best option.
A couple of the most popular games are bingo and poker. However the two are very different, poker has a definiate skill edge to it. If you know the odds and understand game theory it is possible you can make money over a long period of time. Bingo on the other hand does not have many skill advantages and is a game that should be played only for fun.
Instability – the Major Disadvantage
Of course there are many disadvantages to being an online gambler – and as you might have guessed, these disadvantages revolve around stability. Even though gamblers can often make large amounts of money when they are winning, their losses can be twice and sometimes even three times as much as their wins.
So instead of having a regular paycheck coming in every month like the average person does, the online gambler isn’t sure how much money he will make or lose in any given month. Not only does this cause problems financially, but also emotionally. Not knowing if you can make your rent payments, or afford your grocery bill, or your car insurance is definitely an emotional thing to go through.