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Why a millionaire poker player quit gambling to become an intern at a tech startup in London

Posted On: Feb 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Why a millionaire poker player quit gambling to become an intern at a tech startup in London

Ludo Lacay used to be a professional poker player, and became a millionaire while he was still young.
He eventually got bored of poker and realised that his career as a professional player couldn't go much further, so he decided to quit.
He eventually got an internship at TicTrac, a health-focused London tech startup, where he has stayed ever since.
If you were to choose which hobby to pursue to get into technology startups, chances are gambling wouldn't be your first choice. But Ludovic "Ludo" Lacay made a career as a professional poker player, became a millionaire in the process, and then used his poker skills to join a London startup as an intern.
Lacay started playing poker when he was a 19-year-old teenager in Tolouse, France, the city he was born in, because he "thought that poker could be something could be good at," he told Business Insider in an interview. Lacay started off playing online, and eventually entered real-world tournaments.
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