I first started as a professional gambler in Las Vegas. It was a fun time where every night was something different. The prize was more then just some money thrown in my lap, but at the end of the night there would be parties and women. In my greatest night, I walked out with 25 grand and then there were two women I partied with back at the casino hotel room. I moved to NYC believing that I needed to get serious about life and joined a prop firm. Life at the prop firm could not be any worse. It seems like a bunch of fat old men hearded into cubicles staring at monitors and giggling to themselves while reading Yahoo message boards. Im not sure how someone can keep going like this staring at a monitor and entertaining themselves with messageboards. Making money at the prop firm is not a sure thing. The traders around me seem to only make money when the indexes keep going up and then they lose it all when it chops. This prop trading will be a temporary venture at least for me. All I know is that I was making steady money when I was playing poker and blackjack. On top of that, there would be women entertaining me at the tables and free drinks. At the prop firm, its a bunch of grumpy old men, certainly no women, no free drinks. Somehow I thought Wall Street was different, its definately not the strip.