Many college students pay their debts or their student loans by working as waiters in restaurants, helping in offices or even working as part-timers in department stores. Meanwhile, other students play online poker to pay their bills.
Two of these students are 20 year old Kevin Laird and 19 year old Daniel Stermer. They have both been participating in online poker tournaments as a means of earning some cash to pay off some of their expenses as students.
Laird, who is currently studying full-time at the University of Florida, said that if you have the talent, you can make some decent cash by playing online poker. It can serve as your part-time job.
Laird began participating in online poker tournaments about 2 years ago for relaxation, but did not start playing for higher stakes until last year. In the past 10 months, Laird has already won around $8,000 by playing online about 6 days a week.
Both Stermer and Laird are currently studying finance at the University of Florida. Stermer believes that people hold their own luck while playing poker. He has also been playing online for about 7 months now and has taken home a total of $5,000 in winnings. Stermer claims that poker is both competitive and fun, and the person playing the game has to have passion in order to succeed.
May 20, 2007