How to: Organise a Private Home Poker Bucks Night
25 Jun 2019
Poker is like sex, everyone thinks they're the best, but most don't have a clue...
Poker nights at home are no longer squeezing together around the dining table with boxes of VB and delivered pizza. These days, it’s all about top shelf spirits and embracing the Donald Bronson within you. In this article I’m going to run you through everything you need to know on how to organise a private poker bucks night.
This is the perfect activity for any bucks party or just for a weekend meetup with the crew. All of us here at Ivy Models love poker. And even if you don’t, you better still pretend to know what you’re doing.
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Pick Your Game of Choice
This is probably the most popular and widely played poker variation out there, so join the bandwagon and have a go at it. In Texas Hold’em each player is dealt 2 cards and there are 5 community cards placed face up on the table. Whoever has the strongest hand with a combination of their own cards and the community cards wins the hand. Most people probably know how to play this one, so it’s always a winner especially if you have any newbies at the table.
Although not the most well-known these days, seven-card stud used to be the most popular variation out there for a while. This is how it goes: the game starts with two cards face down and a third one face up. These are called the hole cards and the door card. The players are then dealt three face down cards and four face up cards. And like Texas Hold’em, the player with the strongest five card combination wins the hand.
If Texas Hold’em and Seven-card Stud are beneath you, and you think you’re a little more of a pro, then Omaha is the game for you. In this variation players are dealt four cards, but can only use two from their hand. Unlike Texas Hold’em, in Omaha you must use two of your hole cards and three community cards. Before starting this one, do a little research into what format you want to play, because you can either play in a limit or pro-limit format.
Depending on the variation, it might depend on the number of players you can have as well, so it’s up to you whether you want to choose which mates or which variation first.
For a really comprehensive list of the rules of poker and the different types of poker games, check out Poker Listings.
All The Little Things...
Next step - get the cards, chairs and chips together, and figure out where you’re going to play. Yes, you could buy or hire your own poker table, but if you really want to impress the boys, get the whole lot plus a topless or nude dealer !
Here at Ivy Models, you can BOOK everything you need for a poker night with the boys. We can help you out with everything poker related (sexy dealers, poker table, chips, etc.) whether it’s for a private poker bucks night or a regular Friday night with the boys.
This is everything you need to know to organise your private poker bucks night. And all the rest, like game etiquette and buy-ins, you can figure out on the night. Or let one of our sexy poker dealers tell you how the game will work and keep an eye out for any cheaters.
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