Poker is a highly entertaining card game which you can never get bored of playing. It works wonders for those can apply critical thinking, patience, and decision-making skills at the tables.
The popularity of Poker as a career has grown tremendously in India over the past few years.
Some people consider it just another form of entertainment. They don’t feel that it has any more value attached to it.
But that’s where they are wrong!
Poker can prove to be a profession as well, where you can make a good amount of money utilizing your knowledge and skills. Look at the following points to understand how Poker playing can be a way more exciting and lucrative replacement of your mundane job:-
1 – Money: There are several poker sites in India that host real cash games and tournaments throughout the year. All popular variations of the game such as Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Crazy Pineapple, Hold’em ++, etc are available online which you can choose to play from as per your interest and skill-set. You can create an online playing account easily and join the games in no time. The tables are available 24×7 on all major gaming platforms. Online money transaction to play real money games is also a quick, safe, and transparent process. You can deposit money to buy chips using any major payment method such as credit card, debit card, online wallet, Pay by UPI, etc. As per Section 194 B of Indian Income Tax act, a gaming platform needs to deduct 30% TDS on your winning of INR 10,000 or more. It makes the prize money is completely legal and you can easily transfer it into your bank account.
2 – Professionalism: Some people believe that Poker is all about luck. In reality, Poker is a game of skills and strategies. Professional poker playing requires an understanding of human psychology, money management, and mathematical calculations. You need to make a move after properly considering your hand strength, pot odds, table position, chip stack, and skills of your opponents. As real money is involved, you cannot make a decision on the basis of random guesses.
3 – Fame: Lots of players from all over the world are playing the game professionally and earning their livelihood with it. In India, players like Nikita Luther, Abhishek Goindi, Aditya Agarwal, etc are earning fame, and of course fortune, by participating in national and international Poker tournaments. Like cricketers and footballers, they are getting endorsements and sponsorship contracts from popular brands. Winners of major live or online Poker tournaments receive media attention and recognition as celebrities in the Poker circuit.
If you are a newbie, you can learn the basics by participating in free poker games online. Also, it is not necessary to travel to foreign locations to play in live tournaments like WSOP (World Series of Poker, WPT (World Poker Tour), EPT (European Poker Tour), etc. You can participate in domestic tournaments like DPT (Deltin Poker Tournament) in Goa or you can join online tournaments like Adda52 Millions, Godfather, Whale, Maverick, etc to win your share from the massive prize pools.
In India, Poker has been played by gaming enthusiasts for decades now. It is proved that Poker is a great mental exercise that helps a player in improving his focus, determination, and analytical thinking.
So, if you are fed up of your routine 9 to 5 job and looking for something challenging to get your creative juices flowing, try your hand at Poker games. Although training and practice are essential to improve your performance, the key to success at Poker tables is confidence in your skills and abilities!