Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Pub-Club Poker Gambling Polices

Ok, which means you head to the local pub head to the bar order your preferred tipple and have a seat before the TV which can be currently showing live horse racing.

You turnaround to see who else will there be before settling down to own 5 mins with the newspaper,
On looking around you find four men in the corner of the room with increased than £40 on the pool table since they are playing for £10 a man per frame

In the opposite corner, you see four similar-looking men sat around a bit of green cloth using what seems like connect4 coins before them, and on the ledge underneath the table you find a glass with exactly the same £40 in it.

You stroll to start to see the four men playing cards because the pool doesn't interest you and you're of low quality at it and they must be good since they are wagering £10 each.

You ask to pull up a chair at the card table and watch for about 5-10 minutes before asking to join as "This looks easy it's all luck in contrast to the pool where you need to have the ability to play" ;.

Within 5 minutes of seated, you're already reaching into your pocket to obtain out another £5 as you have recently been fleeced out of your first initial buy-in. "Ah that's OK though that bloke just got lucky on me she must experienced good cards to bet very much all of the time"

But did he?? Or was he using the same type of skill which was needed by the pool players to win their money?

This is the underlying question isn't it?

I have now been playing poker now in league's casino's and home games for over 4 years and the total amount of people who don't play or understand poker have uttered the immortal words "I could beat you at poker it's easy its all about who has the very best cards" is unbelievable.

For me these are exactly the same people who write the laws on Public House / Private member Club Poker Gambling restrictions.
£5 in 24 hours per player with no more than £100 spend for Pub's & £10 in 24 hours with no more than £250 spend for private members clubs, just what a joke

If you were playing pool, bingo, the tote or on the one arm bandit you might wager a complete weeks wages within just an hour, but if you want to use your whit your skill and your power to play poker against other like minded people if you don't visit a casino, each time you open the cards and place more than your £5 or £10 on the table you're immediately breaking the law.

It always gets mentioned but I'll repeat it for the sake of this information "The reason we always see exactly the same faces at the ultimate tables" Daniel Negranu has just proven this along with his second final table at the WSOPE in 2 years and exactly the same with 2008 WSOP runner up Ivan Demidov reaching the ultimate table of both the WSOP & WSOPE in the area of a couple of months, Dennis Phillips last years final table appearance at the WSOP and a great deep run as of this years event. These people are not lucky yes they've had to catch several lucky cards here and there and win several coin flips on the way but they're skilful at what they do and keep doing so well through there knowledge and understanding of the overall game not by pure luck.

I think that the us government really should look at this and as long as the games are run fairly and league nights are run honestly and openly then poker ought to be treated as just as much as a game title of skill as every other sport or game. And the restrictions ought to be raised to allow a much better standard of play through the entire poker playing community and never having to break the financial institution or the law.

Think about our MPs looking at raising the stakes to not silly amounts but to a fair price where players will take it much more serious and an increased standard of play is likely to be reached over the way.

The quantity of people who do well at pub leagues however completely bust out when going to the casino is because of the massive gulf in the conventional of play.

We have to look at getting the Games raised to a min on £20 per 24 hours with a maximum spend of £500 for pubs and £35 and a maximum spend of £750 for private members clubs.

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