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Being a Professional Gambler

4 September 2005

How does one become a professional gambler?

The first thing is, you absolutely need to have an adequate bankroll. Just like any other business, gambling can have its ups and downs periodically. An adequate bankroll will help carry a player during one of those expected losing streaks.

Second, a person needs to either live in Las Vegas, Atlantic City or very close to one of the gambling destinations throughout the country. There are now over 800 casinos available to players in 31 states. A professional player needs to play frequently and should not be spending most of their time traveling.

Third, a player needs to take advantage of casino incentives, comps and promotions. A player can increase their opportunities to win more money, win prizes and reduce living expenses, which can help sustain their gambling life.

Fourth, a player needs to learn which games to play and how to play them correctly in order improve their chances of winning.

A player who wants to be a professional also needs to be realistic. He or she needs to know what it will take to become a successful gambler, and be willing to spend many hours in front of machines or sitting at a table gambling. A player also must accept that they will not always win. Everybody, even current professionals, have losing sessions or streaks. It is part of the business and part of being a player. Making a living at gambling is not always as glamorous as it might seem. It can be hard work, long hours, little pay, just like any other job.

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John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

KISS Guide to Gambling

> More Books By John Marchel

John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine.

Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

John Marchel Websites:

johnmarchelgambling.com

Books by John Marchel:

101 Casino Gambling Tips: Affordable Strategies & Techniques for Maximizing Profits & Reducing Loses

> More Books By John Marchel