Essay about The Poker Room

1037 Words Nov 7th, 2008 5 Pages
The Poker Room

The poker room is a very unique and exciting place, but it can also be a frustrating place. Poker is a game for everyone. There are many different types of people in a poker room, anywhere from rich to middle class and in some cases lower than that. There are many sights and sounds all around, from the people to the décor, as well as the materials for the games. Poker consists of lots of different games and there’s usually at least one table for each game type. All of this makes a poker room a really exciting and unique place to be. Inside a poker room there is just about any type of person that can come to ones mind. People of every race, religion, and sex play the game. At some tables there are talkative people.
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Then there is one last round of betting and the cards are flipped over to see who wins the pot. Two games similar to Texas Holdem are Omaha and Omaha Hi Low. They are played just like holdem except each player is dealt four cards instead of two, but of the four only two are used to form a hand. In Omaha Hi Low the pot is split between the highest hand and the lowest hand if there is a low hand that qualifies. In order for a low hand to qualify there must be five cards all lower than an eight. There are many other types of games as well, each has there own unique rules and style. One thing that every game has in common is that there all gambling. Each game requires luck and also some skill. Poker requires a lot of concentration to watch people and pick up on patterns and tells. There is also a lot of math involved with percents and odds. Some people play strictly by math and will not bet or call unless the odds say to do so. With so many things going on a poker room can be very exciting. It can also be very frustrating with bad play, or when lady luck is no where to be found. Concentration and focus are the two biggest keys to success in a poker room. There are many types of games to choose from each has there own rules with each having some similarities. Go to a poker room to relax and have fun, not to win money! Ignore the surroundings and focus on the game. The biggest thing of all is

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