Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Pub-Club Poker Gambling Limitations

Ok, so you go to your local pub go to the bar order your chosen tipple and have a seat facing the TV which is currently showing live horse racing.

You turn around to see who else is there before settling down to have 5 mins with the newspaper,
On exploring you observe four men in the corner of the room with an increase of than £40 on the pool table since they are playing for £10 a person per frame

In the contrary corner, you see four similar-looking men sat around a piece of green cloth using what looks like connect4 coins facing them, and on the ledge underneath the table you observe a glass with the exact same £40 in it.

You stroll over to begin to see the four men playing cards because the pool doesn't interest you and you're not very good at it and they need to be good since they are wagering £10 each.

You ask to pull up a seat at the card table and watch for approximately 5-10 minutes before asking to become listed on as "This looks easy it's all luck in contrast to the pool where you will need to manage to play" ;.

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

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

This is the underlying question isn't it?

I have 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 they're the exact same people who write the laws on Public House / Private member Club Poker Gambling restrictions.
£5 in 24 hours per player with a maximum of £100 pay out for Pub's & £10 in 24 hours with a maximum of £250 pay out for private members clubs, just what a joke

If you're playing pool, bingo, the tote or on the main one arm bandit you might wager a full weeks wages in less than an hour or so, but when you intend to use your whit your skill and your power to play poker against other like minded people unless you go to a casino, each time you open the cards and place significantly more than your £5 or £10 on the table you're immediately breaking the law.

It always gets mentioned but I will repeat it for the sake of this short article "Why we always see the exact 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 the exact same with 2008 WSOP runner up Ivan Demidov reaching the ultimate table of 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 only at that years event. These people are not lucky yes they've had to catch a couple of lucky cards here and there and win a couple of coin flips as you go along but they're skilful at what they do and keep doing this well through there knowledge and knowledge of the game not by pure luck.

I think that the federal government really should look at this and so long as the games are run fairly and league nights are run honestly and openly then poker must be treated as just around a casino game of skill as some other sport or game. And the restrictions must be raised to allow a better standard of play through the entire poker playing community and never having to break the bank or the law.

Think about our MPs looking at raising the stakes never to silly amounts but to a fair price where players will bring it more severe and an increased standard of play will undoubtedly be reached over the way.

The total amount of people who prosper at pub leagues but completely bust out when going to the casino is because of the massive gulf in the standard of play.

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

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