Even though it isn't as big as it used to be, people still love a good poker tournament. So much so that I am making sure my company has a casino night when they do their open house.
I have done these events in the past, and it is always a hit.
With a casino night, people can gamble and drink without spending a dime. There still needs to be an incentive to win, so what I often do is have a top prize for the winners.
I get my hosting vendors to sponsor the chips, and their logos are put on the chips as a 'thank you.' Manufacturer A is on the blue chips, B is on the red chips, etc. If you get 4 or 5 companies to do this, it doesn't cost you a dime and you have a sexy looking set.
Customers love it because it is unique and will remind them of the fun they had. Past winners have displayed their poker sets in their store, showing it off to competitor distributors and manufacturers alike.
All I can do is grin.
But I do love to compete, so I play with my friends and on online poker sites from time to time.
Am I good enough to be on the WSOP? No way. If any company wants to sponsor me, it'll just be throwing away cash.
But I do play for the love of the game, and because I'm a professional bullshitter. For some reason I come off as believable, and use that to my advantage.
Do you still play poker, or is that too 2000's for you? Do you play with friends? Play online? Please share your stories with a comment below.