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June 21 , 2008

How to be a Professional Gambler: Video Poker Edition


Have you ever dreamed about quitting your 9-5 job and becoming a professional gambler? Getting to make money from playing a game, that's what I call a "Dream Job."

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Hold on, don't quit your day job just yet, but this book will give you a look into the world of professional gambling and what exactly it takes to be a pro. This is the first book in a three part series. Each book will focus on a different casino game that can be played with an advantage over the "house" (casino, bookie, etc.)

This book will focus on how to become a professional video poker player. Even if you have no intention of playing video poker professionally, it will provide you with insight and knowledge that is valuable for anyone who plays video poker.

Video poker? Yes, many people are surprised to find out that video poker is one of the ways that you can beat the casinos. Not with some gimmick get rich quick "system", but with mathematically sound methods.

This book is going to show you the quickest way to become a pro video poker player. You no longer have to be a mathematical genius, all of the statistical analysis can be done for you by computer programs. You just have to be able to take that information and apply it. You may be surprised at how easy it really is.

For those of you who only play video poker for recreation, you can apply some of these methods without much effort and they will improve your odds of winning.

However, you will not find the basic rules for video poker in this book. I'm assuming you already have that knowledge. Also, you will not find the answers to what cards to hold on each hand you are dealt when you are playing video poker, those answers can be provided by computer software and I will show you exactly where to go for that.

What you will find are the exact steps you need to take to become a professional video poker player. I will tell you exactly where you need to go and what you need to do. I will cover such things as:

What it means to be a pro gambler, and how you can become one

The quickest way to become a pro video poker player

What video poker machine you need to start with and why

How you learn "perfect play"

Variables of actual casino play

Living in Las Vegas or not

How to scout for advantage plays

Establishing a gambling bankroll/ betting level

Taxes/ record keeping

Losing streaks/ support

Taking it to the next level

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