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A lot of people have begun to play and really enjoy a nice game of Texas holdem poker, especially when this card game became a televised event. So why not bring the excitement of the game right at your own home? It will be a great idea to host a Texas holdem poker party and invite your friends over. All you will need is a few snacks, beer or any kind of spirits, soft drinks, poker table and a nice set of poker chips. You can even put a theme in your poker party if you want.
Before anything else, make a brief research and find out if it’s legal to play poker for real money in the jurisdiction in which you live. Some areas have tighter laws but in general, small stakes games among friends are allowable; however, it is always a good idea to find out for sure, you can also play for prizes as an alternative, of course.
Now it’s time to determine the number of people that will be coming. This is also important for you to be able to provide enough tables and chairs for the poker party. It is highly recommended to have not more than six to ten people at a table, so plan accordingly. You can also provide a few extra seats just in case someone brings along an unexpected friend. It is not really a surprise if a few extra players show up since poker parties are so famous.
The chips are another important matter to consider in order to make things flow smoothly. Assign a specific value for each chip, it is ideal to keep it simple unless the players are all experienced pros. Typically, white chips are the lowest priced chips and blacks are usually the highest priced.
Lastly, make sure that all your guests are aware about the rules. It is a good idea to print the rules for each poker game that will be played in order to avoid confusion and pass it out to every participant.