Originally, playing poker in your local was only legal when playing for prizes in Australia. And by prizes I mean a meat tray, a few beers perhaps, and if you’re lucky a shopping voucher.
Now this has changed – you can play for the big bucks. With the relaxation of laws has come a massive interested from people wanting to get involved. This doesn’t include just serious poker players, but people from all walks of life, who are interested in poker, enjoy the game, and want to play poker in their pub with their friends.
There’s are literally thousands of venues now in Australia that host pub poker events, and more and more people signing up each day. The National Pub Poker League is big business, with every game you play accounting towards the overall competition. Stakes are high, tension is high, but don’t worry, enjoyment is higher!
Pub Poker is now prevalent in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane…the list goes on. No matter what state you’re in you’ll be sure to find a venue. There are numerous resources on the net to find a pub poker venue. Even if you cant find your local boozer on the list, why not pop in and ask them. Its a win win situation – you get to play poker, and the landlord can enjoy numerous benefits such as more customers, more happy customers!, people returning to the venue after they have played poker, friends and family coming along too to encourage their loved one when they’re playing that all important hand.
There are different flavours of games being played, ranging from texas Hold’em, five card draw (draw poker), five card stud (stud poker) and others. The important thing to remember is no matter what you’re level, its just a bit of fun, so get stuck in!