Poker Concept

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by stubeeef, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    My lil cul-de-sac has 10 families, about 5 or 6 of us guys have decided to have a poker night, right now once a month, starting in Sept.

    Thought I would share the idea.

    We each show up with $10 and winner for the night takes all, the money is then donated the next business day to a local battered womens shelter, the winner getting the tax deduction.

    I thought this had some ingenuity and thought I would share it.
     
  2. miloblithe macrumors 68020

    miloblithe

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    Is this a social issue? It certainly doesn't sound like religion or politics.

    Regardless. Sounds like a good combination of fun and good works. I'm not sure the poker will work out all that well though, but I'm not really a poker guy. Does having only one winner really work? Do people get eliminated as the night goes on? What's the incentive to bet if you're leading near the end of the night?
     
  3. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    I thought of it as a social issue thing.

    I could careless if I win, just fun hanging out with the guys. We won't have any elimination, other than you lost your chips-your done. Most chips at the end of the night wins.

    I am not big on gambling (another social issue) and needed a mitigating reason to do it. Also opposed to government lotteries. But if we can help the battered womens shelter in town, than it seems to be a win-win to me.
     
  4. miloblithe macrumors 68020

    miloblithe

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    Fair enough. I'm not a gambler either. I spent $20 in a casino once and I couldn't decide if it was more depressing or boring. Poker with friends, on the other hand, sounds fun. I'm also really into a Russian card game called durok (fool) that I learned when I lived in Russia.

    Man. I think the last time I had poker night with the guys I was in highschool. I should do that again.
     
  5. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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