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Paseo Poker

Do you have a "Poker Face"? Want to test your card playing skill? Come join your friends for a game of poker! This popular card game, believed to have originated in Asia was first played in the United States in the 19th century. A traditional cutthroat gambling game at first, it is now also an internationally popular social pastime.

Poker is played Wednesdays 12:00PM-5:00PM in the Card Room. Poker begins this season November 15th.

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For more information email Member Services or call (239) 834-6300. You can additionally contact Mike Buchinski at mbuchinski2000@yahoo.com.

Poker is played either for money or for chips purchased from the game's banker. In all variations there are betting rounds during which each player must fold (stop playing the hand), call (equal the bet made), or raise (increase the bet made). All bets are placed together to form a pot. The object of all poker games is to win the pot either by holding the best hand or by inducing (bluffing) the others to drop.

The two basic forms are draw poker and stud poker, in which a deck of 52 cards is used and sometimes a joker added. Five players are said to make the best game, although from 2 to 10 are able to play at once. There are 2,598,960 possible poker hands with 52 cards!