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Making a living of gambling - is it possible or not?

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The desire to love your job is not new. It's a life's dream for many working individuals, and if you have a penchant for gambling, you may have wondered: can you earn a living from betting? The quick answer is yes, but being a professional gambler is neither simple nor without risk.

Moreover, betting comes with major financial hazards, which you should be aware of before you begin. In fact, your goal to become a professional gambler should not come before your competence in a specific area of gambling. So, anyone may become a professional gambler depending on chance and luck.

Can You Make a Living From Gambling?​

The quick answer is that you can make a life off of gambling. There are several examples of people who have defied logic and won large sums of money through their passion of sports betting or casino games. Some famous examples are Benjamin Tucker and Billy Walters who won $1 million and over $300 million through betting respectively.

Most casino games are based on luck and skill​

Though casino games are often assumed to be completely reliant on luck, the reality is that a significant amount of skill is equally required to win. In fact, many experienced casino gamers make a living by playing games like blackjack and poker.

However, it is vital to realize that in most casino games, luck does play a factor. Even the most proficient player might have bad luck and lose money. Thus, in the end, whether or not you win at a casino game is determined by a combo of luck and skill.

RNG - the technology behind casino games​

The term RNG refers to the Random Number Generator. It is a system that produces random symbols or numerals in a series corresponding to events. This system, which is mostly utilized in lotteries and online casino games like blackjack, slots, video poker, and roulette, works on a non-cyclic basis. In other terms, every individual result is completely random and does not follow any trend or sequence over time.

Remember, casinos always have a house edge​

Have you ever wondered how casinos earn money? Is it due to players losing bets? Well no.

All casino games have an inherent edge that works in the establishment's favor, known as the house edge. It's something that is found on any table game, lotto, or slot machine.

The house edge informs each game's earning and games with greatest returns. So, regardless of where you put your money, if you're wagering on casino games, you can't escape house edge.

Managing risk is everything​

Risk management is critical, especially while gambling or playing at casinos, where some games are largely based on luck.

In a casino, for instance, it's always a good idea to limit the luck aspect by emphasizing on what the player can and cannot influence. The player will therefore be able to manage risk properly, understanding how much of their money to play with and how much of an advantage they have.

This is why many players choose to play table games like blackjack, where the result is determined by skill, strategy and technique. Thus, risk management is the backbone of betting.

Pro tip: Take a break when you are losing​

Coping with a gambling losing streak is obviously unpleasant, but it may also be risky. So, if you need to take a break you can seek expert assistance when necessary, but keep in mind that losing streaks are common and happen to everyone.

Don't place a large bet assuming it will fix all your problems. Because, most likely, it will not. Finns who love gambling know this in particular. Finns who have already been introduced to gambling at a young age know that a deposit of just 10 euros (10e talletus in Finnish) will last for a long time when playing with a moderate bet. With 10 euros you can often redeem a bonus that extends the playing time.

Keeping this in mind, take a breath, rethink your plan, and then try to make up for defeats with one win at a time. Aiming for five tiny wins is safer than one massive stake that could cause more damage than you can afford.

Before betting evaluate the money you can spend or lose​

Prior to gambling always review the plan. Remember that each table has upper and lower limits bets. So, while managing your finances may be the last thing on your mind when you're gambling, it's critical that you keep a record of what you're spending.

Furthermore, it's a great idea to decide how much money you can stand to lose before you begin playing so you know when and how to quit. Also, if you play frequently, you should set daily or weekly or monthly limits. Stick to that budget as strictly as possible to avoid losing more than you can manage.

First step as professional gambler: Creating your own betting system​

A betting system is an independent reference point from which players can calculate the likelihood of an outcome in a specific game.

The model, which employs statistics, charts, and databases, should provide a more accurate representation of a game's potential. If you can spot worth that others may not, you're midway to owning a completely functional model that serves its goal.

Finding the right data is not easy, though. Billy Walters, who became a millionaire by betting on sports, says that finding useful information from all the data is the most difficult part of gambling. Most of the players don’t know how to explain the statistics and make poor decisions (Vsin, Billy Walters interview.)

However, building your betting model is not a true science. Some people may be fortunate enough to build up a fully functional model on the first try. Others may have to learn from their mistakes and start over several times.

The most profitable casino games​

Before you worry about your earnings or taxes, there is something more to consider. You must know which games to play.

We've listed several popular and profitable options below. Furthermore, many individuals have been able to transform their interest into a profession as a result of these games.


This is a card game with a minimal house edge and simple rules. Furthermore, it is very popular amongst players because of the card counting approach that provides an advantage. However, there are several factors to consider before deciding to make a profession playing blackjack.

It is feasible to be a blackjack pro and earn a steady income from it. You may not even have to pay any taxes on your wagering earnings in some countries. However, before you can earn $100,000 or more as a skilled blackjack player, you must be willing to attempt, lose, and fail.


These help in spreading out this variation. Not every player will win a jackpot, but if you do, you can bet that you'll be a lifelong profitable player (depending on the amount of the jackpot for sure).

Jackpots continue to follow averages and the house edge, but it never means you can't be one of the gamers who deviates from the statistical average and hits it rich!

Sports betting​

This is completely opposite of online slots and table gaming. In fact, it is a bet that requires skill (relying on the bets you select).

Simply join a sportsbook and begin making winning predictions. Begin with a sport you are familiar with and conduct considerable research.

You can be a professional sport bettor if you can devise a technique for correctly predicting games and results. Also, you may make a living as a sports betting if you have the necessary skill and a keen eye. Is it challenging? Well it's hard, but perfectly doable, and many people do it regularly.


This is essentially a skill game, with a dash of fortune thrown in for good measure. It's also one of the finest games to play for a living.

The main benefit of poker is that if one masters the game a lot better than your competitors, you will eventually win money from them. As a result, the vast majority of the world's wealthiest gamblers are poker players. Of course, this can function against you as well!

Summary: Forget slots and focus on skill games​

Players can play a variety of games ranging from slots to blackjack, roulette, poker, and many more.

Most of these games, such as slot games like reel king mega, are just pushing buttons and hoping for a miracle. There is no actual skill component or technique to winning in these games. It's all down to pure fate and you have no control over winning.

So, instead, try playing games like poker or blackjack, where you may practice methods to enhance your game skills and thus win more money. Also, as practice makes perfect, play as much as you can to hone your talents.

Take advantage of casino bonuses​

Taking full advantage of bonuses is one strategy to combat the house edge and often shift it in your direction (at least briefly).

Bonuses, as you may know, are free cash/ free spins/free gameplay that companies will give to entice you to play with them. The benefits of these incentives will frequently tip the probabilities in your favor while you are enjoying the bonus.

Moreover, it's also worth noting that there's no reason you can't switch between companies to take benefit of various offers and deals. For example in Finland, where a domestic online casino called Veikkaus is not allowed to offer its players bonuses, players do this a lot. Finnish players go for a hunt to find a suitable casino talletusbonus which gives them money on top of their deposit. Usually the original deposit will be doubled (100% bonus) but bigger bonuses are also possible.

So players, you may surely take advantage of these promos and make some quick money.

Casino streamer- The alternative way of making money on gambling​

Streaming is a real-time, engaging broadcast of a gambling game on a digital site such as Twitch or YouTube. The streamer plays the game live, and viewers can interact with them during real time.

Many individuals love watching casino streaming because it allows them to witness their games in action and learn new strategies for winning from experienced ones.

Several online casinos feature an affiliate program that pays streamers for bringing in new customers. Also, while playing, they discuss their betting tactics, offer advice, and answer viewer queries. Some streamers allow their viewers to place bets as well.

To sum it up​

It's possible to win a large sum of money with betting and gambling. In addition, it is also feasible to convert it into a professional career, but it requires a lot of hard work and attention, as well as some luck.

Gambling, on the other hand, can become addicting and lead you down a steep slope if you start wagering too much, so always gamble with caution and responsibility. Moreover, know when to quit or take a break. Good luck!
Is it true that online casino games are rigged?
I don't think so. The primary objective of casino is to win money, be it live or online. So I will say no they aren't rigged they are just made for people to lose their money and that's the sad truth
This is difficult, a small percentage of people succeed. It is good to see gambling only as entertainment
That's some good research. It would be cool to live just off gambling, but I would need to be really lucky for that. I like to gamble, but I barely manage to at 0 levels of loss and income. And that's not the worst possible variant at all.
I gamble in casinos from Online Casino Buddy because they always have the best entry bonuses, such as money and free spins. If you use those bonuses correctly, you can start winning immediately. They are also fully legal, and you won't have any issues with the law.
I thought about dedicating more time to gambling, but for now, I just have no time for that.
Yes, you can make a living out of gambling...that is if you will practice and possess this things.
  • Playing style
  • Demeanor
  • Wits
  • Use of strategy
  • Decision-making
  • Accomplishments

Gaming is very much entertaining, most especially if you are visiting the biggest casino in the world. You will surely experience all the hype that live betting brings. Whether you are betting at a land-based casino or online casino, the excitements never ends.
I totally get the desire to make a living doing something you love, but when it comes to gambling, it's definitely not as simple as it seems.
Yes, it's definitely dangerous and you should always bet what you can afford to lose, don't chase losses...
What are the odds in roulette? And I would love to know if there is any good guide that can improve my gambling?
Making a living from gambling is possible for some individuals, but it is exceptionally challenging and comes with significant risks.
I don't think so. The primary objective of casino is to win money, be it live or online. So I will say no they aren't rigged they are just made for people to lose their money and that's the sad truth
Gamblimg income is inherently unpredictable, Even skilled gamblers may experience significant losses and sometimes win,,, and yes gambling is not aconsistent source of income
My verified stats: flatstake=1unit/bet)

Sports only from Finland:

Football290 picks58% hit%+55 profits+20% yield1.935 avg odds
Ice Hockey1377%+7+52%1.983
Combo pick3253%+4+13%2.329
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Making a living from gambling is a complex topic. While some individuals have succeeded, it's crucial to recognize that it's incredibly challenging and risky. It requires in-depth knowledge, discipline, and a substantial bankroll. Most people should view gambling as entertainment rather than a reliable income source. If you have specific questions or thoughts on this, feel free to share, and we can discuss further.
Making a living from gambling is a complex topic. While some individuals have succeeded, it's crucial to recognize that it's incredibly challenging and risky. It requires in-depth knowledge, discipline, and a substantial bankroll. Most people should view gambling as entertainment rather than a reliable income source. If you have specific questions or thoughts on this, feel free to share, and we can discuss further.
perfect answer :)...i have about 3000 picks(cant verified all) and still winning.
Yes, it's definitely dangerous and you should always bet what you can afford to lose, don't chase losses...
Indeed. Always set your limit if you can afford to lose 30$ make sure you stop when it's not in your favor!
First stage was arbing and next stage was value betting for me
Now i have started a trird stage with bot betting .
Many start from bonus hunt or other strategies
Generally its not an easy job to do as it requires many skills like team job , dedication , patience and many more
You can supplement your income by earning money doing app testing, I mean you're on your phone anyway, why not. can sign up with a crowdtesting for iGaming outfit, basically doing quality assurance testing for the big betting platforms. pay isn't bad for what you gotta do. Some people make a living just off testing alone
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Even if you aren't interested in tip groups, you can use Sharp Odds Maker to find the highest odds and track your betting performance to see what you're doing right or wrong, and save time because you don't have to calculate your profits/losses manually.