because many people have disciple and will not.
Just my 2 cents.
Where can I get a disciple? I need 12 of em.
Man, poker is so much fun. I love Hold 'Em, 5 and 7 Card Draw, 7 Card Stud. I love playing with the boys and drinking beer and smoking cigars back in the day. I loved talking trash and the bond between friends. We used to play for quarters, nickels, and dimes all of the time. Good times gentlemen, good times.
Never got involved in the Rounders type of high stakes games. I think that is one of the premises ol' Harleyboy mentioned: the ills of playing poker and gambling overall.
Poker is a harmless game when the stakes are not too high. I am not quite sure why this topic is in the Magic Essay section unless you are talking about using various sleights to tilt a game in your favor. My sister at Harvard talked about a poker tournament on campus. There was around several thousand as the prize. The person that won the money was caught cheating at another tournament and was physically threatened by students. How did he cheat...Well, let's just say a card cheat, no matter how technically sound, is not a good card cheat is he gets caught.
"You got to know when to hold em. Know when fold em" Know when to walk away, know when to run."
if you have experience and are a serious gambler, then NOT
if you're a drunken idiot playing for money to go buy more booze with, WASTE!!
Sorry dude, I am a successful, functioning human being. I made the Dean's list at my college several times. And guess what, I used to play poker for free beers all of the time. Nothing like a game of poker before going out to the club to hit on the ladies. Gosh, I feel like I am debating a bunch of FCA kids at the local Baptist church in the Deep South.
The morale of this post: "Don't cheat in card tournaments, beer and poker are not inherently evil, and poker is a good time when you are playing against the opposite sex in a particular type of poker (use your imagination... Not a G Rated Version of the game), do not gamble with your grocery and rent money, or play Guido a high stakes game that will cost you your arms and legs if you can't pay up.....