The sad but occasionally satisfying truth is that at some point most of us must move on from consequence-free adventures and drunken parties and onto a more structured existence, whether it be because of career, family or for the simple fact that everyone else has. That’s not to say your life is void of friends and fun, but you do need to make it happen. A regular poker party night with the boys can be the perfect antidote.
At the risk of offensive generalization, the fairer sex seems to be content with book clubs and knitting circles. It’s not for me, and if you’ve read this far it’s probably not for you either. Poker parties can be a fun, low-maintenance and quick way to keep in touch with all your old friends. It’s not really about the money, it’s more about revelry, bragging rights and of course ribbing your mates. Catching up for sports game works too, but there is usually less banter, at least to each other, and unless you have the draw available for the next month or two, it is a little harder to organize far in advance.
Playing poker has taken off over the last ten years. Thanks to televised poker tournaments and poker websites, a certain professionalism has snuck into a previously fun game. Even amateurs seem to know all the jargon and win-percentages, previously saved only for professionals and know-it-alls. This has certainly added an edge to the friendly poker night, but you still can’t beat it for your monthly get together with your mates.
Read on to find out some poker party ideas as well as advice on, not only on how to throw the perfect poker night, but how to make it a regular occurrence.