The Rules of a Poker Date
Can you imagine, perhaps you can think of a situation where you did not know why you were gambling in Exactitude? Well, maybe your answer is that you did not know why you were doing anything in the casino in the first place.
This is pretty much how I feel about being on a poker date. It seems that I just turned 21 and have not a clue what a poker date is. This is also like, you are at a party and you are unsure of what the rules are for the party. So what happened was I had to clarify what poker date we were having. Which party could I not tell you what the rules are, unfortunately it was “the rules are whatever the rules say.”
Typically a first timer will ask questions about rules, drunkenness and game play. Your answers are fine but you let them know what you like to play. This usually gets some laughter in return. So, I let them know what I like to play and I leave the door open with, “If you want to know the rules, just ask.”
Since you are new, you are probably nervous about losing a lot of money and could use a little extra time to familiarize yourself with the game. Well, you are not alone. There are millions of players that head to the casino every year to play the game that pays out millions of dollars.” You are probably wondering how one can become so proficient at the game. Once you know the rules, the game becomes a little more challenging. It’s easier to tell when you have fewer outs and less of a chance to win.
There are also times when I will see players come into the dominobet and they sit at the top of the gambling board and play until almost completely exhausted. Then they will go to the cashier cage to exchange their money for chips or play chips and then they will go to the cage to exchange again for a different set of chips. Repetitive, yes, but they do win and sometimes they can win big.
Other times, I think they are just lazy and want to stop at the appearance. The sky is the limit for these people. I remember watching one guy, very winded, walk out of the Casino with $3500. Are we supposed to sit back and let this guy play and pay no attention to what’s going on around him? This was on Black Friday, and it happens every day. Someone comes in, takes some money, walks out, repeat. There is no structure at all.
Another aspect of a loose game is that it’s harder to spot when you are playing. Players, especially experienced ones, like to have other players play before they themselves play. A first timer will often not pay attention to the more experienced players and get frustrated. If you are betting, you will want to have as many players in the game as possible and be keen to thumb the more flaccid hands. I remember sitting in one of the Boise casino games, a pretty easy game, and there were four other players in the game. When it came time for taking the blinds, the guy next to me folded. There was going to be no guarantee that this guy, with whom I did not even have a proper relationship yet, folded any way. But, I could tell he was worried about his tournament life, so I said, “Why not let another player have that chance, especially if it’s not worth his time to try and steal it.”
Just keep your distance from these types of players. If they’re nice, you may want to hang out with them, but if they’re mean, you’ll probably want to run faster than light.