Many successful poker players play a lot of tables at the same time to increase their per hour profit, and very often see higher profits per given amount of time even though their bb/100 may go down.
You do need to pay close attention to this though as this isn’t always the case, and it depends a lot on how well you’re able to play with a given amount of tables running at the same time.
The higher the stakes you play, the less tables you should be playing, as a general rule, since the competition will be better and it will generally require more thinking on your part to beat them. As well, given that so many players look to push things as far as they can, their playing more tables than you do and therefore having their attention spread out more can be in itself an advantage for you.
Frequent Player Rewards
Not all poker profit is made by taking money from your poker opponents. A pretty big part of a lot of a lot of successful players’ profit comes from Frequent Player Rewards or Poker VIP Programs. This is especially the case with those who play a lot of tables or games at once.
This only adds up to a very small amount per hand on average, but over time it can add up to a pretty nice amount of extra money in your pocket. There are players in fact who play so much that they make a nice living from poker even though they are only otherwise break even players, and get almost all or even all of their profit from player rewards.