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April 06, 2013

Poker: Madness Chips

Poker is a card game that is growing in Mauritius. The number of players who frequent casinos daily attest to this phenomenon. Apart from greed, this game would also be a way to get together with friends and family.

Blinds, button, check, flop, poker vocabulary is rich, it is a variant. If it is known as Texas hold'em, Omaha, stud or draw poker were equally their seats on a game table in Mauritius, the popularity of poker appeared in the 2000s. If at the time the gambling houses still did not grow like mushrooms, it's online that Mauritians were made by hand.

Gary is actually part of this generation. Thus, prior to juggle real cards and real chips, it is with the mouse he was upping the ante. "These are the tournaments that I watched on satellite channels that made me want to put myself in the game, after which I began to organize tournaments between friends who stand still once a week," says he.

However, with the arrival of several casinos, poker will also crescendo. Then start the real tournaments. "From memory, this is the gambling Pallagames was one of the first to introduce the poker Mauritius. And even then, this casino was full as an egg every night. The interest was already there and he got only increase over time, "says Gary who, last year took 2nd place at the Asian Poker Tour.

The 'craze' poker with Mauritians Dickenraj Appadu explained simply by greed. "We can accommodate up to 150 players per night. And every night, we are not far from this account. This is in my opinion the bets that can climb up to several hundred rupees that encourage people to engage in this game it is not difficult to learn, "said the head of poker tournaments in Pallagames.

To manage its budget, Adesh not involved, meanwhile, only tournaments. "Unlike the 'cash game' tournaments allow me to have control over the set. So, if I lose, I do not lose large either, so I do not let me lead by greed. "And for those who believe that poker is a story of men, it is not. Because women are also interested.

Windy is one of them. Today, aged 33, she discovered poker when she was only six years old. "My parents were friends to the house to play poker. Little, I was always with them. At the time, I was only counting the money that my parents were. Then I learned the rules of the game and now I am also part of this circle of friends. '

For this resident of Roches-Brunes, playing poker is primarily an opportunity to have a good time. "We meet once a month. And each time, it is a member of our small team who receives home. While we are counting the money, we do not disproportionately. In addition, these meetings are very warm moments. It is above all the friendliness that we like the most and not made to make money. '

Villa Kasaven is also another avid poker. But unlike Windy, she is a professional. And because she won last month at the World Poker Tour ladies. "I was among the three Mauritian this contest with 13 other players from Europe. In the final, which was held in Mauritius, I won the tournament. So it was a first attempt and a master stroke, because I was in my first, "smiled the young woman of 27 years.

Her passion for poker, do not make it a 'zougader, as pointed out so this expression here. And because at home she is the pride of an entire family. "My parents and my husband do not see passion for poker with a jaundiced eye. Rather, they encourage me and to us all poker is far from being a taboo subject. It's a hobby like any other. '

 

 

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