The “Seedy” sport of Poker no Longer
From time immemorial, poker has been seen as a “seedy” back-room recreation, frequented via gangsters with their hard liquor, cigarettes and cigars, in an surroundings of pure venom, violence and testosterone coupled with the smoke stuffed air. Well not! Occasions are a altering for the easier, thank goodness.
As a poker player for a long time, it has normally amazed me that poker has invariably been visible as a game/game that used to be no longer performed with the aid of anybody first rate and that it used to be for all intents and purposes a dreadful endeavor performed handiest with the aid of people who have been under contempt. I will be able to guarantee you that i’ve certainly not been a gangster and have continually performed my poker with different first rate human beings but unless now i have been combating in opposition to the stereotypical views of humans at giant. I do not know the way it came over, maybe it was once those cowboy films and their “useless man’s arms, or it inevitable tie in with gambling as a whole, but individually it has been “mis-categorised” and it deserves a ruin.
It has been reported recently that The global Federation of Poker, an global body mounted handiest a few yr in the past, has been in negotiations with The global intellect physical games organization for entry and that their acceptance is a mere month or so away. For those who will not be conscious, The worldwide intellect sports association used to be formed from the sector Bridge Federation, World Chess Federation, World Draughts Federation, and global Go Federation. In order you will discover, this can be a very legitimate membership of which poker can simplest benefit.
The worldwide Federation of Poker was once fashioned on twenty ninth April, at a grand ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland where Anthony Holden used to be elected as President. It used to be shaped with the aid of seven founding nations:
* Danish Poker Federation (Denmark)
* Federation Francaise des Joueurs de Poker (France)
* Stichting Nederlandse PokerBond (Holland)
* Russian sport Poker Federation (Russia)
* Ukrainian Poker Federation (Ukraine)
* UK Poker Federation (UK)
* Associacao Brazileira de Poker (Brazil)
I now believe that there are as a minimum 20 nations associations involved with it because of this it will probably handiest lead to bigger and better things. My actual exact hope with that is that it’ll result in a transformation of perspective of the sport and discontinue the what I deem to be insulting insinuations about the game, and the “figuring out glances” from persons while you say you are a poker player.
One in all my most important gripes has continually been the best way that it is lumped in with other “adult” issues. In my recent article about Google AdSense I was once incensed by the way that poker used to be directly linked to matters like pornography, violence, youngster molesting and the likes. It makes me mad to believe a “activity” like horse racing, one who has suffered some distance extra underhand tactics and scandals than poker ever has, is noticeable as a gentleman’s past time and poker is obvious because the designated opposite. For goodness sake, the Queen goes to the racing and it is allegedly one of the vital corrupt spots there’s. Go figure!!!
I just hope now that we will be able to be associated with the “finer” games similar to Bridge and Chess, poker will eventually shake off the unfair image and emerge as the game it’s purported to be with the standing it deserves. I consider sincerely that it is a new dawn for the sport and that it takes the sport forward to the heights it deserves.