Even though many people are noted for winning huge sums of money while gambling in one of the many casinos located in Las Vegas, there are lot of kids winning big jackpots and the best part is they are doing it outside casinos.
Young players are improving themselves by playing poker online, games such as Texas Hold ‘Em and Five-Card Stud . By the age 21 they can aleady become pro players and play with the big boys in Las-Vegas.
Joe Cada who won the World Series of Poker last year is only 22 now and because of him being the youngest ever to win the WSOP, he’s entitled to a personal security escort and many private parties whenever he’s in town in Las Vegas.
He confessed that he learned all his card game skills over the internet. There are many other teens who have become highly skilled in poker from the comfort of their homes.
From Texas Hold ‘Em to Five-Card Stud, online poker games have allowed teenagers to become expert card players long before they turn 21, when it’s legal for them to play in the real Sin City.
A new study from the for Research on Gambling Disorders stated that about 70 percent of Americans from the ages of 14 to 19 have been involved with some form of gambling in the past 12 months. Another study by the a research team at University of California-Berkeley said that almost 20 percent of young men were regularly indulged in gambling.
Cada says he cant live without playing poker after getting into the practice with a couple of friends online and getting to know that he had the skills to succeed. He said he was always indoors and learned to avoid boredom by playing poker.
He said he continually practiced games and made a few losses at first but became good at it and started raking in lots of cash in his teen years. He said he pulled $4,000 while playing the game online and told a friend he intended to win $10,000 by the time the week ended. He said he made about $15,000 to $20,000 by the time that week ended.
Another young man pulling in lots of money from playing poker online is Blaine Brout, 19. He attends college at the Illinois University and teaches drum lessons at his former high school in Gurnee, ill. But he doesn’t like to blow his own horns and said he treats poker playing as his part time job.
Blaine Brount is not far behind him.