In our own experiences, we would not actually say that we are professional gamblers. However, we have come across a lot who actually are and we asked them: how do you actually become a professional gambler? This is what they had to say:
Think about it carefully first
Before you actually dive into being a professional gambler, it is important that you take a cold and hard look at the decision you have before you. It can be easy to think that professional gamblers live a pretty glitzy lifestyle with their big winnings and travelling. However, the reality of it would be all about studying the game you choose to go professional at and practicing several hours in a day.
Once you have made the decision, it is important that you make sure that you are fully committed. Professional gambling means that this will be your primary source of income and should be taken seriously. Just like you would not want to botch your 9 to 5 corporate job, you need to approach gambling with the same kind of dedication and focus.
When you have chosen a particular game that you would like to pursue professionally, it is time to put in all the hard work. It may not seem like much fun but when you are fully dedicated to your decision and actually love what you are doing, it does not feel like actual work. When you study up on the different ways to win and how the other competitors have achieved their successes, you can learn so many other things from it.
Mind you, this does not mean to instantly go out and spend your money to get a feel of the real game. Quite the contrary, professional gamblers need to practice it in a more informal setting. There are software and mobile gaming that you can utilize to get a handle of the rules and play styles. Once you are comfortable with that, it is then that you go out and actually play in gambling halls.
The test of a professional is through the many different tournaments that are held in various locations in the world. You should try to learn if there are any local tournaments in your area. Once you get a feel of how an actual tournament goes, you can try going on a more national scale.
Choosing to go professional will always have its ups and downs. It would be important that you carefully study each before you fully commit to going professional. If you do ever decide to make the leap from casual to actual professional, we wish you all the best in your endeavors! Do not give up and always remember that you can always come back and pick up more lessons and tips from us!