The snowy days of winter, what does it mean for you? To most folks winter means a time of slippery sidewalks, nasty roads, flu season, and something that can be much worse for others, the Winter Blues. The winter blues does not generally happen to someone who is busy all day with things to do in the winter, because they keep active and energetic, as night time approaches, they relax and go to sleep. Now, since you have enough extra time on your hands in the winter, that it causes you to get the winter blues, lets discover a great little hobby that can help fight against it, and maybe even win you some good money in time, and that hobby is poker.
Poker is the one thing that a lot of casinos do not like, because it is the one game where the house or the casino does not have an advantage at, in fact poker is the one game that is based upon the skill of the player when it comes to their odds of winning.
When I was a young person and I was living with my Mother and her boyfriend at the time, due to my parents divorce, I used to sit and watch them along with a couple friends who would come by, play poker on the kitchen table on Friday nights. They would always play and bet against each other, wagering change and sometimes miniature bottles of alcohol they purchased from the State Liquor Store. Sometimes the pile of change or ‘pot’ as it was often called, would grow pretty big during some hands of the cards played.
There are many different variations or games of poker, some of these are; Five card draw, Seven card stud, Texas Holdem, and others. Back a few years ago, I hardly ever heard of Texas holdem, it was always five card draw or seven card stud that was being played, now days the top favorite seems to be Texas Holdem.
Poker has become so popular that it is on television more and more, and every year there are more and more championships, the biggest poker tournament in the world is the World Series of Poker, which is held once a year in Las Vegas, the entrance fee to play is currently $10,000. There are a lot of books on ways to increase your odds and skills at playing poker, and there are even free online tutorials and actual video poker games you can play online for free, to help hone your skills.
Once you become good at beating the online video poker machines, you may have found that you now have a skill that can help you win some money the next time you go to a casino. If you visit casinos once in awhile or on a regular basis, you probably like playing slot machines, and maybe you have even won a few times on these machines. The facts are that slot machines are random and the house, or casino is the one that usually wins the most. If you have polished your skills by learning to play video poker online, the next time you visit a casino, you may wish to skip the slots and head towards a video poker machine, where you skills may just pay off good for you.
During the cold months of winter, when you have nothing to do, why not try improving your skills at playing video poker, it’s not just a hobby that can pay off good in time, it’s a great hobby to help shake the winter blues.
There is a website that describes numerous activities and other methods to help eliminate the Winter Blues, this website is called: Winter Activities – and it may be found at this url: http://www.winter-activities.com
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By Robert W. Benjamin
Robert W. Benjamin has been involved in weight loss and has been researching the Winter Blues for a few years. He has personally turned his life around at the age of 50, by reducing his body weight from 400 lbs to 185 lbs. If you want to turn your life around, and read other great info and ideas on beating the winter blues, please check out the website below: