Doug Polk Retires from Poker – “It’s Felt Like Work”

doug-polk-pokerDoug Polk has been a poker pro for the past decade. But the 29-year-old pro has announced that this chapter of his life is now coming to a close.

Polk, speaking through his latest poker YouTube video, expresses that poker has been great to him. However, he’s ready to move on and explore new avenues.

“I’m not going to play poker anymore,” he says while discussing his recent $100-to-$10,000 bankroll challenge.

“That’s a chapter in my life’s story that’s coming to a close. I had a great time, I had a blast. Poker’s given me so much. It’s a great game. It’s truly amazing to me there’s a strategic game you can play for a lot of money.

Why is Doug Polk Quitting Poker?

The main reason why Polk is stepping away from the game is that it no longer brings him the same joy.

“For quite some time now I have not enjoyed playing poker,” he says. “It’s felt like a grind, it’s felt like work.”

Polk has been playing poker for his entire adult life. That said, it’s understandable why he’s burnt out from the game.

What will Polk Do Now?

Lucky for Polk, he has a very lucrative fallback plan. He’s become one of the biggest YouTubers in the cryptocurrency sector, amassing over 200,000 followers on “Doug Polk Crypto” in less than a year.

It’s very likely that Polk will continue dedicating more time to his thriving cryptocurrency channel. He’s also been an investor in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for a few years.

Will Doug Poker Ever Play Poker Again?

Just because he’s retiring as a poker pro doesn’t mean that he’ll never play the game again. Polk even left open the possibility that he could go pro again.

“This doesn’t mean I’m never going to play poker again,” he explains.

“I’ll probably play occasionally from time to time for fun. Maybe, at some point down the road, it will be something that I really want to get back into, and the flame will reignite and I want to play a lot of poker, I really don’t know.”

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