The Wonders of Travel
There are few things that are more soul soothing or liberating that being able to travel around the world. We often take for granted how beautiful and majestic the world truly is. Sometimes it is easy to get bogged down and caught up in all of the world’s problems, but don’t be fooled, we live on an exquisite, remarkable, magical blue marble that is dancing to the tune of the cosmos, swirling into the endless mysterious abyss that is space.
There is an endless amount to explore out there, and while you are likely reading this from the home you rarely leave, or the job you can’t seem to get away from, there are lives out there that risk it all to live the way they want. One of those people, is the traveling poker player.
Believe it or not, there are people out there who make millions of dollars traveling the world and playing one of the world’s favourite card games, poker. If you can consistently win poker tournaments, then you can live a lavish lifestyle of traveling all over the world to attend these events. Lots of tournaments are hosted in exotic locations like the Bahamas, and prize winners can walk away with hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The gambling scene is big business, and the traveling poker professional can cash in big. There is a lot of glamour and glitz in this kind of life, but nothing is guaranteed. A professional player has to go head-to-head against plenty of other talented players looking to win as well. There is always a good chance that a professional player will go home empty handed. That is the risk you take with that kind of a lifestyle. That is why some get their start playing different variations of online poker as well like Texas Hold’em and five card draw, both of which are easily available and accessible online.
A Great Game
Poker is so big today because it has a rich history that has provided endless hours of entertainment throughout the history of the world. In fact, poker had a big influence in early America, as many political fundraising campaigns centered around gambling to raise money for wars and other political endeavors.
Today the vast majority of poker is being played online in tournaments all around the world. Video poker is an awesome game as well, one that can provide endless hours of entertainment, and even some extra cash if you are lucky.
Obviously, there are many major differences between online video poker games and actual tournaments between real players. Video poker is still a great way to supplement your enjoyment of poker between proper games. The skills needed are also quite different between the two, as playing against real people is as much about reading your opponents as it is about your cards but that doesn’t mean video poker can’t be used as a way to polish up your card game. Besides that, they’re just really fun to play.
They tend to incorporate different themes, which means loads of fun graphics and sounds, while the basic mechanics of poker remain very much in play. You play against the AI in a head-to-head battle of wits and luck. There are a number of advantages to video poker over the real thing, including some very useful bonuses, and it’s different enough from in-person poker that it can add plenty of variety to your passion for poker playing.
There is a middle space between video poker and its real world counterpart. Another kind of poker is something that mixes the simplistic thrills of slots with the more intricate gameplay of poker. These are easy to spot in most casinos as they’re normally situated right next to the slots but look noticeably different. On an online casino, this is no less true. It doesn’t look like a slots game but it also doesn’t come across as anywhere near as involved as video poker. What it is, is a simple game of you verses the machine to see who comes up with the winning hand. It’s easy, it’s fun and it really only requires a minimal knowledge of the game to win. Though, obviously, paying attention to what hand beats what hand is crucial – and is usually displayed on the game itself, just in case you don’t know already.
Taking the Leap
So if you want to live a lavish lifestyle doing what you love, you have to defeat the fear inside of you. Take the leap and be ok with failing, because failure is the path to success. The best poker players in the world have lost more poker games than anyone else, the difference is they kept going, no matter how many times they were defeated. So, stay strong and committed and you can make your dreams come true too.