AZDuffman
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May 27th, 2018 at 4:42:21 AM permalink
Quote: GlenG

Poker Night at a buddies house is more of a guy thing anyway to me. Sports game on the TV, cold beer, lots of junk food and good times.

Unless when I say poker night, you mean lots of $$ going around and everyone is intent on winning



I once had a woman at the table told some kids (college age) that "poker is a manly game." I say this all the time about both poker and craps. Kids left and we discussed it. She got it, poker is more manly than feminine. Some women like to play, but that is the way it is.

To your point, I wonder if a bunch of women having "ladies poker night" don't end up acting like men playing poker. And then not liking it because of that?
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GlenG
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May 27th, 2018 at 4:48:45 AM permalink
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I once had a woman at the table told some kids (college age) that "poker is a manly game." I say this all the time about both poker and craps. Kids left and we discussed it. She got it, poker is more manly than feminine. Some women like to play, but that is the way it is.

To your point, I wonder if a bunch of women having "ladies poker night" don't end up acting like men playing poker. And then not liking it because of that?



Im sure an all ladies poker night is a whole different experience..maybe
FleaStiff
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May 27th, 2018 at 5:23:54 AM permalink
I didn't mean to open a can of worms here.

I was thinking of an average monthly poker night type thing, not a fraternity beer bash with poker and pretzels.

If forum members in Vegas furnish their homes courtesy of the Salvation Army or their interior decorating style varies between orange crate vertical and orange crate horizontal they are unlikely to get many females to attend and probably unlikely to even know any females. If you don't air condition your home appropriately and if your home's various surfaces don't get a weekly steam cleaning, females won't be returning to your poker nights.

Now you may be okay with that.

A good many females do play poker particularly online poker. In poker rooms females have cards, bluffing ability and cleavage and they tend to make use of everything they can to win. Many women learn poker because men play poker, particularly aggressive men which are likely to be good breadwinners.

I had an electronic acquaintance in Texas who owned seven businesses around town and was active in charity golf tournaments but she frequently played online poker and once asked me if I had just been to a certain poker site because someone in her recent game had used the same 'nick' I often use on the internet. Bridge and poker are almost mandatory skills in college dorms, graduate schools, military bases, at yacht clubs, etc. During hurricane season many yachts serve as non-stop poker clubs.
AZDuffman
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May 27th, 2018 at 5:53:09 AM permalink
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Bridge and poker are almost mandatory skills in college dorms, graduate schools, military bases, at yacht clubs, etc. During hurricane season many yachts serve as non-stop poker clubs.



Yet it still amazes me the number of adults who do not even know the rank of hands in the game. Somewhere there has to be a divide on that and how it determines how you end up in life.
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wellwellwell
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May 27th, 2018 at 6:26:59 AM permalink
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Yet it still amazes me the number of adults who do not even know the rank of hands in the game. Somewhere there has to be a divide on that and how it determines how you end up in life.


Card games of any kind bore me to tears. I know the rules of exactly zero card games including poker. So Iím one of the adults you are talking about.
FleaStiff
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May 27th, 2018 at 8:19:28 AM permalink
I recall "A Girlhood Amongst Gamblers" the autobiography of a young girl whose family played card games together regularly. Her math skills developed and she, her sister and her brother all became nationally ranked poker players though she soon left the poker world to become a "Quant", stock market player on behalf of hedge funds.

Girls dorms are famous as tutorials for informal courses such as "Boys 101" and "Bridge". Guys dorms often have Poker and Sports Betting going on nonstop.

In the sixties Eugene Burdick was a professor at U Cal Santa Barbara and one of his popular novels featured a young man who devoured a book on poker math and one on poker tells, then went on to a very profitable lifestyle. I wish I had followed suit.

Louis L'Amour's western stories often featured poker but then of course so did the whole country. Look at the Los Angeles Times, I believe it was won in a poker game.
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May 27th, 2018 at 9:49:37 AM permalink
Oh, yeesh. Does yet another thread have to derail into aspersions and generalities against women?

I was about 5 when I learned blackjsck, maybe 7 when I was first allowed to play poker. Data point of 1.

Learned Canasta, cribbage, crazy 8s, and S!#/on your neighbor before that. Whist and hearts shortly after.

Family poker games were all 5-10-25, max 3 raises, still are. It's just a way of keeping score. No need to lose your shirt to family.

Otoh, I've been welcomed into several WoV member poker games lately and held my own, so thanks for that, guys.
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AxelWolf
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May 27th, 2018 at 10:05:52 AM permalink
Quote: GlenG

Any LV members host poker nights?

Umm... I had a thread that announced a game not too long ago.

It's not a regular thing but we do it from time to time.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
WatchMeWin
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May 27th, 2018 at 11:36:21 AM permalink
Poker is great! If you are bored and want to pass time, play poker. If you want to hang with friends and shoot the sh%$, play poker. If you love competition, play poker. If you love to gamble, play poker. If you love the comradery and company of others, play poker. What's not to love! If you cant take a bad beat... stay home.

I first played poker in college.... Criss Cross, Baseball, and other fun poker games I forget. We started playing for beer. That quickly turned into bragging rights. That quickly turned into playing for money. That quickly weeded out the men from the boys.

I guess you could attribute Rounders and the WSOP for bringing Poker to light and creating such popularity.
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FleaStiff
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May 27th, 2018 at 11:49:04 AM permalink
I had heard of needing a pair of jacks to bid in poker so I always thought that was the lowest hand.
Wish I had more of a misspent youth.

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