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Old 02-21-2018, 07:49 AM
 
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Is being a professional poker player considered a full time job ?
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:42 AM
 
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I guess it can be if you're on the professional circuit.
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:57 PM
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If you are playing low stakes level games, you won't earn enough to make a living unless you are playing at least 40 hrs a week. At high stakes, the games will be harder to beat, but if you can beat them as easily as the low stakes games and have enough $$$$ to play, you can obviously make more money in less time. But very few people can a) beat the low level games solidly enough to earn a living (most pros say its impossible); and b) win at the same rate when they move from low to high stakes.
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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Is being a professional poker player considered a full time job ?
No; winnings are not considered "earned income". You are not employed by an employer nor are you required to gamble regularly so it does not meet the definition of a "job".

You would probably be considered self employed if you are a professional gambler.
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