Is Online Poker Fun?
March 15, 2010 12:34 AM Subscribe
What is it like to play online poker as a hobby?
posted by Spurious to Work & Money (24 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I am thinking about taking up online poker as a hobby. It seems like good way to relax after work.
What draws me to poker is the math and strategy behind the game. It seems like online poker could be a good way to learn about probabilities while playing a game (a positive externality).
However, I have a significant mental stigma against gambling. I have never gambled (except a few friendly poker games with friends) and the idea of taking up gambling as a hobby doesn't sit well with me.
What is it like to play online poker as a hobby? Stressful? Costly? Relaxing? Is it a huge time sink?