Ord Street Telegraph Road

The Best Way to Intimidate Someone Is to Be Confident

Justin Orozco

I’m on my way now to play poker. I play five days a week. In 2009, I decided I didn’t want to work for banks or corporate America anymore. I decided to pursue a different kind of gambling. When I win, I celebrate by paying bills. When I lose, I take a break. It happens—it’s part of life. The most money I’ve lost playing poker is about $5,000. The most I’ve won in one night was $35,000. That was a great payday.

I don’t wear sunglasses when I’m in the casino. I think guys who do are insecure—and the best way to intimidate someone is to be confident. Whether you’re playing poker or doing anything else, that’s your best hand.

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