Would it be good to teach the children to play poker?

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I think that there is no need to take away childhood from children.
 
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It's definitely worth teaching, especially if you have a stack of chips. But I don't think the real money part should be made known under the age of 18. Many young people are able to completely addict to it, I also know someone in my circle of acquaintances who steal money from their own parents because of his addiction. So as long as you only play with chips with the child, I think there is no problem and it is a good board game possibility.
 
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It is possible to teach children to play for fun. But playing with real money is bad
 
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Have you been playing poker since you were 10 years old?
Then maybe now poker is already your profession that brings you the main income?
I believe that children should have their own activities, and poker is a game for adults.
 
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if the child is interested...
If the child himself wants, why not teach it.
The main thing is that the child himself has a desire for this.
There was a thread in the Community Hangout section in the General Discussion forum asking about what was the best place for children to spend their childhood. I answered "Where they are loved, supported, and encouraged. ❤️" That is the kind of home that I was blessed to have grown up in.

My parents always, well with a few exceptions, supported my big sister and I in the things that we were interested in. That is how they came to teach me how to play poker when I was eleven or twelve years old.

Westerns were big on tv when I was growing up, and a familiar part of any saloon (bar) scene was people sitting at a table playing poker. My mother had taught me Cribbage and Gin Rummy when I was much younger, and that began my love with cards. So when I saw my cowboy heroes playing poker I got interested in it, and asked mom and dad if they could teach me how to play.

One Saturday evening at eight, after they were done watching The Lawrence Welk Show, we set up the card table and played poker until ten when Gunsmoke came on. For the next two or three years that became a weekly event that we all enjoyed. If I had a friend sleeping over they would be dealt in too. :) Poker became a part of my life from that time on, though I didn't play on a regular basis.

My opinion on teaching a child to play is if the child wants to play I would encourage it, but if the child didn't want to play I would do my best to encourage him or her in whatever things they were interested in. I would do like my parents and become involved in that too, doing my best to learn along with them. I would definitely not become what is known as a "little league mother" who forces her child to do something that the child really doesn't want to do.

Having that kind of support and encouragement is an important thing for any person, and especially for a child. If your son or daughter seems to be interested in your playing poker, ask him or her if they'd like you to teach them how to play. If they say yes, then you might have a poker player on your hands. If the answer is no, just let it be because poker, like any other avocation, isn't for everyone. :)
 
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No, I taught mine Chess. The fourth child I taught poker and he had an almost immediate big win then proceeded to lose a sum of money before realising poker is a mugs game for most players.
 
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Yes, they should teach poker in schools so they learn applied discipline, strategy, and psychology in an interesting way.
 
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Personally I wouldn't want my child playing poker unless it came to be naturally. gambling is in all our faces already and is being religiously pushed in so many morally wrong ways for a reason..... To cement future of ill conceived traffic. Unrealistic slots, casino games and what not are everywhere, a false understanding of the physics is a deliberately created reality.
 
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Personally I wouldn't want my child playing poker unless it came to be naturally. Gambling is in all our faces already and is being religiously pushed in so many morally wrong ways for a reason..... To cement future of ill conceived traffic. Unrealistic slots, casino games and what not are everywhere, a false understanding of the physics is a deliberately created reality.
What's better poker or street life drug porn
 
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dude war and now children , what sick mind do you have
 
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Poker is recognized as a sport in many countries; many have been lucky enough to dramatically change their lives with the help of this game. So why not? This is better than wasting time on video games that have zero equity.
 
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I learned to play card games from my grandfather as a child, poker is a card game... it is a game of strategy, math and yes predicting and understanding the consequences of ones own choices.

It has nothing to do with gambling unless you choose to bring money into the picture which would be kind of silly with children involved... 😎👍
 
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I think its best that they learn young. Teach them right from the start. Better with you than some bad folks.
 
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Gambling is not for children. Children should not be taught to play poker, it can have bad consequences for them. It is better to teach your child to play chess, but when your child turns 18, then the young person will be able to make his own choice.
 
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I believe a child can play poker just like they can play anything else; the problem lies in how they approach it and how poker is presented to them. Obviously, a minor shouldn't play for money, but if they perceive it that way, it can be dangerous. I feel that getting involved in a game where you can both win or lose money, especially for a young person without the necessary foundations, can be complicated. Additionally, most young people see things in an unrealistic way, and they might end up sacrificing a lot for the pursuit of something solely for the possibility of making money. It's better for them to have fun at that age instead of worrying about such matters. However, if it comes from them and they enjoy playing, I don't see a problem.
 
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If the child plays without money, there is no problem. It's even wise to develop mental strategies from an early age. In my opinion it is acceptable, but without involving money in the specific case of children. For obvious reasons, of course!
 
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Teaching your child how to play a game, not to mention gambling. The child learns quickly and even a form of fun may have negative consequences in the future. It is better to teach the child games that require predicting and understanding the consequences of one's own choices, such as chess, and later, when the child understands the game, it is better to teach poker as a form of fun than gambling.​


Teaching children games that emphasize strategic thinking and understanding consequences, such as chess, is indeed beneficial for their cognitive development and decision-making skills. Games like chess can help children learn critical thinking, planning, and foresight without the element of gambling.

Introducing poker later, when the child has developed a mature understanding of the game and its implications, can be a way to enjoy the game responsibly as a form of entertainment. However, it's crucial for parents and educators to emphasize responsible gaming practices and the distinction between playing for fun and gambling for money.
 
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I have learned to play poker since I was 10 years old, I think it would be good to learn poker as a child and if it goes well, then from the age of 18 you can start making money
Learning poker from childhood can be an excellent investment for the future, especially if approached with responsibility and seriousness. An early start not only allows for a deep understanding of the game, its strategies, and psychology but also provides valuable experience that can be beneficial later on. Upon reaching adulthood, with years of practice and learning behind them, a young player can start earning money by participating in professional tournaments or online games. Of course, it's important to remember the balance between playing poker and other aspects of life to ensure a harmonious personal development.
 
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I think it's a bad idea to teach children to play poker, there are many good children's games that help children develop.
 
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Each person can choose whether to teach their child to play poker, but each person must be responsible for this.
 
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I think so, but something like getting together with the whole family to play poker with fictitious chips, poker is also a good topic to study about probabilities, when they are 18 years old they will be able to decide if they want to bet with real money.
 
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What's better poker or street life drug porn
Aye?? Do you understand and know what I refer to?

Actual there is no reason to be cryptic and I can't assume you know what I mean speaking from the UK. There are non stop ads to games where you literally make millions playing slots... Hitting unrealistic jackpots and features like it's scattered confetti. I've seen kids/youngsters playing them and it's outright wrong. In later life I figure a majority will take up the real cash and find it's nothing like the Apps they have been playing.

And there are far more options than gambling or "street life drug porn" as you put it.... Smh 🙄
 
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Yes. Then make the kid pay in chores.
 
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I discovered and learned poker (not that I really know!), at the age of 38.
I would have loved to have known you many years earlier.
 
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I don't think it's a good idea to teach children to gamble because it's something that involves money and children are very inconsequential and could end up harming themselves if they don't have any judgment
 
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