This is a discussion on Poker attitude within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Today I would like to ask you about the attitude of people around you, friends and relatives to your poker hobby. Especially the closest and
Today I would like to ask you about the attitude of people around you, friends and relatives to your poker hobby. Especially the closest and relatives are dad, mom, wife and children. Tell us about this relationship, positive or negative. And if negative, how do you get out of an unpleasant situation.
Win, then everyone's attitude will be positive. Or accept that this is your fun, you spend a few dollars a day on it. You could go to a pub, so at least you're home. Of course, it takes a lot of time, so it is better to restrain yourself, it will make it easier for you to endure playing. The point is always at the expense of what you sit in front of the machine. If you have to go for the kid but you prefer poker, for example, it is unforgivable.
Are you still in "Mom can I go outside to play with my friends" age?
I'm little bit unhappy about heavy drinking during our offline poker battles, as for the rest - I've got a business that I've created and love so currently poker is nothing but a game in the evening that I play at the PC doing some other things that generate real profit. And offline poker sessions are the reason for old friends to gather together during weekends and play billiards, or go fishing. By the way, fishing at the river or lake is the best place to play poker, It's a great game when 6 guys are waiting for the bells to ring on their fishing rods when fish bites.
P.S. Had problems with my relatives and girlfriends in the past when I've played online poker approx 70 hours a week for a living. Things have changed when I've invested my bankroll and time in learning new things and bought a workshop. Strongly recommend you to do the same.
I play only in my free time, my wife does scream and get nervous a lot that I spend more time for the game and not for her, but then I’m very happy and very happy when I win somewhere and buy gifts for her or something nice, I really it’s good to make pleasant gifts for my woman so that she is happy and joyful, my siblings understand and know that in poker you can win and earn extra profit, even my brothers sometimes play poker, but you just need to try to devote time to your family and to the game
When I started playing poker, everyone was skeptical of me, friends, relatives. Once showed real money won in poker the friends were treated positively, from the family too, almost all were treated normally, only the mother is still against it.
Why is there attitude negative, is the first question I guess. If you are loosing too much this attitude may be justified. If you are profitable or just do it for fun then just let them have there attitude. More often then not a profitable gamble is a liar, sorry. Brag about the big win, never talk about losses. So that may worry the family. If you are profitable you never have to brag about, people just know by your demeanour. A family man/person should have an agreed upon monthly limit to gamble without effecting normal household spending, just fun money. If that person is winning maybe but 10% back into the house fund and use the rest to gamble. I guess I am just saying be responsible as it does effect others.
It's my choice if I want to play poker or not despite getting negative comments on how bad the game can affect a person's life. I understand many see poker as some gambling machine which contains pure luck. I am old enough to make my own decisions, I know I don't play to lose money but instead try winning profit using strategy, skill, and knowledge which is a huge difference.
Anyways, I am lucky I got someone special in my life who loves playing poker and enjoys it as much as I do, that's all that matters to me at this point.
I only play poker here at home while family members don't play poker nor understand anything about poker so I don't see any negativity about them, since among friends they are very negative and I don't play when they are around, I usually play alone either how many family members, how many friends, playing alone helps me focus
i keep my poker playing a secret among my colleagues unless there's a common interest. my family doesn't really know i still play poker, but for me it's also something i have up while i multitask. my bankroll is big enough and the amount to buy in is small enough for me not to have to pay 100% attention. however, if i go to vegas with family, expectations are definitely set to make sure they know i'll be way for hours at a time to play 1/3 nlhe
People in my family thinks it cost me a lot of money. I tell them how it works and how much I spend. They think I'm addicted to it... A little bit, yes. I play when I have the time, some days a lot. It's my life, have no girl friend, so it's up to me.
At the beginning of my poker career, all relatives were against gambling and my game. They were afraid that I would lose my money. But I'm not a gambling addict. I am practical. And I would never have allowed a loss of money. Therefore, when I got my first win in my arms, everyone shut up.
hi all , things are quite hard in my country , so poker is a welcome addition to my income , my wife is very supportive and takes an active interest and even critiques when I make dubious plays , so I feel very good and well suited for poker
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[COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)]I think everything that involves money always has a disapproval from the family, you can not spend more than you have, because poker is a gamble and a very dangerous addiction for those with a weak mind.[/COLOR]