Many gambling enthusiasts aspire for more. They dream of becoming a professional and building sustainable income from gambling that can cover their life expenses. However, the likelihood of this is remote. Secondly, is this actually desirable? We don’t think so and we explain why in this piece.
The most obvious reason to stay as a recreational gambler is the pressure aspect. Consider being a professional for a moment. All your income needs to come from a local, international or Malaysia online casino. That’s a lot of pressure as you have to pay for all your bills; food, water, electricity, internet, cars, fuel, rates, insurance etc. Remember, the house has the edge so generating regular income for serious amounts is very hard to achieve, unless you master a specific form of gambling e.g., poker or sports betting.
Play for Fun
Soon as anyone moves from hobby to professional in a field, the joy factor diminishes. I’m sure even professional footballers enjoyed playing on their streets as kids more than they do parking the bus on a playing field at the weekend. The recreational gambler can play for fun only. If they lose a little, no big deal. For the professional, losing money is going to hit their bankroll and their life negatively. Therefore, we suggest players gamble largely for fun in their spare time, not as a day job.
Regular Employment more Stable
Finally, there are other downsides to being a pro gambler, namely the stability. A professional gambler cannot rely on “X” amount per week or month. Their income will vary drastically rom one period to another. This has negative impacts on one’s wellbeing. After all, how can you plan for the future if you don’t know what you will earn? Conversely, a recreational gambler is secure in their job and knows what their pay-packet will be from one month to the next. This is great for stability and homelife as you can budget and spend appropriately. The same is not true for the professional gambler who can’t even get a mortgage as gambling is not considered a stable income in most states.
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