One of my favorite things about being involved in the poker industry for the last 10 years has been getting to know people from all walks of life. When I say “all walks,” I’m probably exaggerating a bit. Then again, a decade in poker has put me in contact with billionaire hedge fund managers, people who used to be (and some who were on the borderline of still being) homeless, and an awful lot of people in between. I think that’s a wide enough spectrum to justify the phrase, so I’m going to run with it. Cool? Cool.
All this is a long-winded way of telling you that I wrote a piece that’s just been published by TitanBet Poker over in the U.K. It’s called 10 Professions That Make Great Poker Players and it takes a look at some of the “in between.”
Naturally, a lot of the careers on the list are ones that give you enough income to set aside a bankroll big enough to play against serious competition – think pro athletes, stock traders, and the like. There are others on the list that are closer to the other end of the spectrum, though, people who have to build a bankroll by actually playing poker instead of reloading from their ample paychecks as they learn the game.
Most of the poker dealers I’ve ever met, for instance, have been far from rich. Come to think of it, most of the writers I’ve ever met have also been far from rich. Hmmm. I’d say I got into the wrong profession, but I don’t have the temperament to be a banker.