Say goodbye to this roller coaster year with a party to wash all those bad vibes and stress away. Get a perfect start to your new year by hosting a poker party for you and your pals. If you don’t have any experience in hosting a poker game, don’t worry. We are here to help you, with some expert tips on how to host a hassle free poker game. Poker is a social game and hence hosting a party around it makes for an absolute delight. Here’s what you need to do:
About 70% of your work is done when you plan ahead. Make a list of people you want to invite. Set a date, time and place where you will be hosting the poker game. The gathering could be online or live, so prepare accordingly. If online, you can check out our article on How Host An Online Party for some tips.
When hosting a live poker game, you need to make sure the place you have chosen can accommodate the number of people you’re inviting. Although, it would be wise to not invite a lot of people to ensure a safe environment. Inviting 10 people when you only have space for five is not a good idea.
This goes without saying, you need to have food for your guests. Poker games can go on for hours, so you must have enough food in stock. To see what types of food are the best for game nights, you can check out our article here. Another important thing to remember is to stock up on your supplies, you don’t want to run out when the game is still on.
Parties are for having fun and not fights, so make sure there are basic ground rules laid out before the game starts. Let your guests know before hand which poker format you’ll be playing. Set a limit to bets in order to avoid misunderstandings and confusion.
Although we would like to see the end of COVID-19 in the new year, but the safety aspect remain a priority. Therefore, taking all the necessary safety measures is important especially when hosting a live game. Make sure that hand sanitizers well stocked and made ready for use. Check with the venue owners if there are particular rules you need to follow. Overall stay safe and protected.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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