Poker is seen by many as a casino game of fun and one of luck. In fact it is a game of statistics, probability and calculations. For these reasons, many make a professional living from it. If you have the bankroll (consistent amount of money to bet), then if you play the percentages and learn the game and become good at it, then over the long term you will win – i.e. make money. So it is risky being a poker player? It depends who you play with. The likes of Dan Bilzerian is not an amazing poker player but he plays with people who have big money and are not all that skilled at the game. So over time he will win.