For many of us, the most we’ve won playing poker is a couple pretzels or a handful of candy.
But competitive poker player Pamela Stadius – who has been playing for the last seven years – has won a whole heck of a lot more.
“The biggest thing is just being in this thing that is A competitive and B, just that winning factor…it’s almost like the lottery sometimes.”
She says that although she’s often the only woman playing at a table, there are some advantages.
“You’re always underestimated…but I think you can read a little bit more. There’s that female intuition that does help.”
Stadius says for her, playing poker full time would be her absolute dream.
“Traveling the world and doing what you love…who could say no to that? Being able to win something big, and to allow that money to allow you to travel more, doing the exact same thing.”
The next tournament Stadius will be participating in is the World Series of Poker in Vegas. To hear more about her career, listen below: