Right now I’m playing on a mutual staking deal with a friend. We’re both bankrolled by the same guy and profits get split between the three of us. The advantage of such a deal is it offers some protection from variance, the inevitable ups and downs of playing poker. The graph of our profits for the first two months is a good illustration. I zigged when he zagged, but at the end of two months our individual profits were within $5 of each other.