I’ve been talking to Rabbi’s about poker. Last week I was seriously considering quitting. I’ve played 3 times since I’ve been in Israel, but that was only because I didn’t have the opportunity to play.
I’ve continued playing this week (been on holiday from Yeshiva). Maybe by the end of the year I will have fully decided to quit.
My results in Israel so far have been:
Won 580 shekels (approx $150) in a live game. Lost $400 online. Won $130 online.
so overall I’m down about $120 in Israel. No big deal.