Originally Posted by Riverman
Go for it.
Re: poker, I'd encourage you not to nit it up. You'll make very little in most Vegas games, like barely a living wage, and you'll quickly grow to hate poker (have you ever played 50 hours of poker in a week? it gets boring really quickly when youre nitting it up).
Here's a thread I started on how to get out of the nit trap:
^^ This is a great thread. I liked it and read it when Riverman first posted it and now after it reading it again I think its one of the better threads on the whole site.
That said, playing his style is not for a novice. It can be learned, but if you're fairly new to formal live poker in a Casino I'd recomend gaining some expercine with a st8 forward ABC approach to begin.
And to the OP. I think starting off playing $1/2 and $1/3 is a great idea. However you'll want to move up levels as fast as you can.....and I realize this means more BR to most folks.
As a practical matter you can't really make a living playing the really low stakes.....you may get by for awhile, until you get burned out.
You'll want to make the move to $2/5 and $5/10 as soon as you can. Otherwise you may get caught in the "low stakes mentality" for a long time, or forever and just find yourself on a plateau as a poker player where you can't really advance -your game or money.
Once again...best wishes OP. I'm looking forward to meeting you, first cup of coffee is on me