Any of you guys play poker?
It seems to have been gaining huge popularity over the last few years with broadcasts like the World Poker Tour, or the World Series of Poker on TSN etc.
I know of a handful of fellows that play professionally online, and while they're up this year (by quite a bit I might add) I wonder how much time and money they've "invested" in previous years.
Playing online is a bit scary for me though. There's just something about online gambling that turns me off.
I do enjoy however, playing with my close friends, no limit Texam Hold'em with just a 10 dollar buy in. That seems to be the magic number. Enough money in it to care enough about the game to not play like a mad man, and not so much that you'd think twice about joining in the fun. We ain't no stinkin' high rollers.
Haven't played at all in the Casinos, but I like going there just to watch how people play and react, even though I'd never play them.
We bought clay chips as well that came in its own nice padded silver case which is enough for 8 players that split the cost of $170.00 cdn, which isn't too bad really. I think the website was pokerjunkies.net or something of the like. There are some great deals on chips on eBay as well but if you're buying clay, those guys are heavy. Read: high shipping costs.
Anyway, just wondering who plays here. Share your playing experience and stories, maybe some poker tips and tricks as well.