I considered it paying for lessons . In the early '80s my play money was $20-40. Just for a challenge. I could make it in the Little league games, $1&2 nine ball was profitable to that depth of pocket. Then take the money and shoot it at the stronger players at higher stakes.Has anyone mentioned that playing for stakes is not gambling?
"Ya wanna play some?" Is my favorite cordial greeting. Would be music to my ears.