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It’s becoming almost as big as baseball, football, hockey, and other sporting events.
Television has increased its popularity. With the Internet, it’s coming into our homes at a
lightning fast rate. The rage that’s sweeping the nation – poker!
Although the game has been around for years played in family recreation rooms, smoky
bars, casinos, and even retirement homes, these days, poker has become the game of
choice for hundreds of thousands of people.
Family game night used to mean getting out the Monopoly board and battling over Park
Place and Broadway. Now, family game night is more likely to be characterized by
breaking out the poker chips and battling each other for the best hands.
More and more people are talking about their bad beats, their great hands, and their
prowess for play. Popular on college campuses, fraternal clubs, and even retirement
homes, poker has become our new game of chance, and our new game of choice.
What has led to the rise of this game? Most likely, it has been television and the media.
On any given evening, the average person can flip on the TV set and find a poker game
The World Series of Poker, Celebrity Poker Showdown, and Ultimate Poker Showdown
are rising in the ratings as we tune in to see professionals battle it out and compare our
play to theirs.
Nearly every home these days has at least one computer. The Internet has become our
lifeline, in ways, for information, contact with the outside world, and – yes – our portal to