Most folk are under the impression that professional gamblers have one bet, play one game of poker, or most other form of betting, and then collect the winnings and go back to their posh house for a few months rest, before having another gamble!!
I wish it was like that, but in legitimate life it is immensely different. I personally work 10-12 hours a day, 360 days a year, and still do a bit on the days off, including Christmas day. When you see professional poker players they are spending 3-5 days at a table in a tournament every week, sometimes sitting for 12 hours, and when they are not doing that, they are at home playing poker on the computer.
So if you are looking for a cosy life, do not take up gaming as a profession. Yes it can pay well, very well, but you need to put in a lot of work, and it can be 2-3 years before you are making any meaningful money. Anyone who tells you otherwise is undoubtedly lying just to get your funds.
When you see tipping advertisers stating things like “We made $26,000 to $100 stakes in the last 12 months”, it