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How To Host A Poker Night

Going to a casino and playing a game of poker can be one of the most fun and exciting activities you can do with your friends or family. However, in recent years many people are choosing to host a poker night from the comfort of their own homes. Not only does this eliminate the need to travel to a traditional brick and mortar casino, but it also means that poker fans can put their own spin on the night. With this in mind, it is worth exploring how to host a poker night.

Firstly, poker has become extremely popular in recent years as it is easy to learn but can also be quite challenging for those who want to learn new skills. When planning a poker night, one of the first things that you should do is make a list of everything you need to get. Not only will this help you to get clear about what you need, but it should always help you to stay organized and minimize any stress associated with the night. Remember also that the guest list is probably the most important task for hosting an event. You may also need to communicate with those who are coming to the event to make sure that you are accommodating their requests to make the night extra special.


Furthermore, as you are hosting a poker night, it is worth considering the various accessories you will need to be able to play the game. For example, you will need a poker table or any table that will be big enough to allow you to play the game. You will also need a nice set of poker chips which should allow the night to feel like a night in a real casino. However, although most poker nights require cards and chips, thanks to modern technology, guests are able to play poker online which means that all you need is your phone. Additionally, it is always good if everyone knows the rules to poker. However, it may be useful to print out some basic guidelines to the game for those people who haven’t played before.

Of course, no poker night would be complete without tasty snacks and refreshing drinks. This is why it is important to choose a menu that compliments your overall theme and is easy to eat while you’re playing the game. For example, providing your guests with a pizza to share is a good idea as they can eat it while playing. Crisps and sweets are also a good idea as they can be put in a bowl and shared evenly among guests while they are waiting for their turn to play. For drinks, it is a good idea to provide a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks such as soft drinks and cocktails. If you want to make the night even better, why not allow your guests to make their own cocktails from scratch or hire someone such as a mixologist to make them?


Additionally, one element that takes a poker night to the next level is music. In order to make a poker night at home feel exactly like one in a real-life casino, it is worth playing some classy music in the background to set the scene. Not only does this make the atmosphere less awkward and more casual but is also can get your guests into the spirit of playing poker. One option is to play jazz music as this is usually played in traditional brick and mortar casinos to transport guests back to the roaring twenties.

Moreover, when you are hosting a show stopping poker night, it is important to get the theme right. This means purchasing the correct decor to make your guests feel comfortable and as though they are in a real-life casino. This could mean getting poker related posters and sticking them up on the wall, or balloons that are color coordinated with the game of poker. To make the night feel even more special, it is a good idea to ask everyone to adhere to a dress code just as they would if they were visiting a brick-and-mortar casino. For example, asking men to wear suits with a bow tie and asking women to wear glitzy dresses.

To conclude, hosting a poker night is a great way to bring people together in order to socialise. From making a plan in advance, to providing your guests with great snacks and drinks, there are a myriad of ways that you can host the perfect poker night. As poker is now able to be played at home from your mobile phone, it is likely that we should witness even more poker fans opting to ditch the brick-and-mortar casinos and instead play with their friends at home.

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