For anyone to be able to call themselves a professional in anything they do, perhaps something very close to that mandatory 15,000 hours required to become an expert at something does indeed apply, so it’s understandable why a pro gambler would have that one speciality game through which they make the bulk of their money or perhaps even all of their money. While having a major focus as a pro gambler is indeed a good thing and is something which is encouraged, one should however not only focus solely on one betting channel as a matter of exclusivity.
You have to diversify and pursue different betting channels because otherwise gambling becomes a real bore and can even turn into a source of pain for you, even if you’re successful at making that one betting channel work out for you positively by way of the returns you amass in winnings. Why it’s important to pursue different betting channels however is because gambling pretty much carries the same principles no matter what form the betting channel in question comes in. The fundamentals of gambling and subsequently placing a bet entail risking some money with the hope of getting back more for your efforts, based on the outcome of some event which is often largely driven by odds.
The greater the risk, the greater the potential reward and if you can apply that across the board and with consistency across the many different betting channels on offer, ideally you will be successful on your quest to be a cash-positive professional gambler.
Now, going beyond diversification as a major reason for needing to pursue different betting channels, doing so actually greatly increases your odds of winning more frequently and it also pretty much resembles the perfect model for the manner in which one should pursue financial success. Think about it…
There are some professional gamblers who make their living getting invited to prestigious, big-money gambling events such as high stakes Texas Hold ‘em tournaments, in which case you basically have to rely on the organisation of such tournaments to enjoy taking advantage of your chosen income-generation channel through gambling. Of course these types of players can be found in live poker rooms, other smaller tournaments and events and the likes, but basically they have to deploy their skill and experience actively in order to give themselves a chance of winning.
If this type of pro gambler was clever about their betting however, they would also engage in many passive betting channels such as playing the US Powerball lottery in addition to the many active betting channels they pursue. That way, even when you’re sleeping and recuperating from the day’s activity you’re still in with a chance of winning some mega bucks.
Other such channels which can be pursued concurrently would entail the likes of sports betting, buying scratch-cards, horse race betting (which in many respects falls under sports betting), and even something like betting on politics, such as putting down money on the outcomes of upcoming and ongoing elections.