I really enjoy games (games of all kinds really) and today I’m going to talk about 7 card stud. Why? Well for some of you this will probably reveal yet another of Wayne’s many faces 🙂
For nine months I played poker (7 card stud) professionally. That’s a broad statement so I feel it should be qualified. This was not at the luxurious Bellagio in Vegas (home to the highest stakes poker games in the world) or in one of those illegal underground clubs with the slot in the door at eye level.
My poker room was a virtual one, and I spent most of my time playing while wearing my pyjamas. I started playing just for fun. After playing for awhile, I began reading about 7 card stud and applying the theory to my small stakes games. I soon discovered that I could actually make money doing this activity. This excited me. I spend a lot of times playing games of all kinds and here was a way to actually make some money playing a game! It then became a part time job and gave me a way to earn money for beer while I was attending Grad. School. I drink a lot of beer 🙂
I never really made a lot of money doing this; however, I tracked my results and ultimately I was able to make $12 an hour consistently playing 7 card stud. Needless to say, I make way more in the Public Service. In all honesty, when I tried playing poker “full time” I became less interested and it felt less like a game and more like data entry.
While I still play, I do so much less frequently; nevertheless, there was a period in my life in which all my income was solely generated from a card game.