Based on this game and the players shown on TV, the so-called “pro” poker has been upgraded. His name became known by others even if he failed to get the main prize in certain tournaments. (Even Phil Ivey doesn’t win every time he plays.) Many poker book writers and columnists proudly announce their winning totals and other award-winning bracelets, rings and trophies. They have the right to do so. (Though, they don’t discuss their costs or disadvantages.)
On the other hand, how can we, in all good conscience, put that poker player in the same category as other surgeons or medical doctors, or scientists who dedicate their lives to the benefit of others or our society helping to make this a better world? ? Would you include a “slot gacor” like Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Ivey, or Doyle Brunson in the same package as Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Leonardo Da Vinci, Charles Darwin or Elon Musk?
With the introduction of poker being shown on national TV channels beginning in the late 1970s, there have been very few very significant changes. Usually these are tournaments with high prizes (money) for the winners to visit the slot world.
These events have been given loud and memorable sounding names like the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour, for example. Tens of thousands or more people, poker players and others will likely watch the games being played on TV. That may include you and your poker buddies.
A true professional must always work for the benefit of our society and humanity in one way or another, and not just to make a name or money for himself.