Why People Play Poker

They say poker is a more like a game of psychology, and the approach toward the game is very important. Understanding why people play poker and why you play it, will help your entire perceptive of the whole game and apart from developing the skills of a master poker player, it will mold you into a spiritual player.Some of the reasons why people play it are as follows:
Entertainment and fun – Most people see it as a source of entertainment and play it for fun. Card games are normally popular among the adult groups of players and when we attach the risk factor to it, it becomes more thrilling. They see it as any other game like backgammon, Chinese checkers or chess, only that they have a chance to win some money in it. But then again, we should always remember that it is for fun, and the amount of risk taken should not actually affect our entertainment for the rest of the day; and also to accept that others play for fun is another important aspect. Instead of berating them, you should look for opportunities to hit it for their bad play.
Social Poker – Some of the people go to casinos, clubs and bars with the motive of socializing, networking and making new friends, and getting to know new people at the poker table is one such way to do it. You promote a friendly atmosphere and make new contacts, which might help you in your business or other fields. Also worthy to be noted, an opponent befriended is one who is easier to bluff and who will be reluctant in bluffing you in turn.
Profit making – This might be one of the apparent reasons why many of the players flock at the casinos or the online rooms. But this is just a heist and seldom do we find consistent long term winners. Around 10 percent among the crowd can be listed as long term winners. It sure is harder than what it looks like on television. Most of the pro players don’t actually find themselves at the final tables of the TV that easily but slog for 10 hours or so in a multiple online rooms or are fighting it out at live casinos. Also, keeping a family and being a pro player at the same time can take a toll on the person’s personal life. And there are very few jobs you will come across where you slog for long hours of a day and end up losing some of your money. It’s not enough to get lucky at times and have a handful of winning sessions. That doesn’t make you a pro at all.
So, whatever be the reason of your playing poker, remember it’s a game after all and try to reap as much benefits and fun out of it as possible keeping the disadvantages at bay.