Few years ago I was struggling to run my family and pay the mortgages. Me and my wife both were working full time and still we were not generating enough to have an average life. We were struggling to fulfil our children’s need and also pay some of the bills. Then one weekend we were just chatting to our friends on Facebook and having a few game of poker. I am normally pretty good in poker so my wife had an idea. She wanted me to join an online poker room.
At first I didn’t agree as we were already struggling with saving money and I did not want to go to a gambling site and spend something we can use for our kids. She politely said ok how about you play with 20 pounds; we cannot lose a lot in that. I thought what the hell I will give it a go. So I became a member of a party poker team online. I started with £20 and after few hours of playing it increased to £100, so I stopped there for that day. I didn’t tell my wife because I know she would be like play more. But you should never be addicted to gambling as my mother had told me since I was a kid.
I used that £100 to pay for the bill for that month and then we were struggling again. I found a full tilt Rakeback £30 voucher in one of my old magazine. So I thought why not I use this as it is free money. I started playing again and I played for few hours over the weekend for next few weeks and got my winnings to £300. I saved £200 and spent £100 to pay for the electricity and gas bills and all of a sudden we had some money spare. Then I kept playing for few hours every weekend and after few months my winnings was upto £3000.
I wasn’t addictive to it I was making sure that I do not go over board with gambling and after 18 months of poker, I am a professional online poker player and my earning has gone upto £50,000. Our life has changed.