As poker players, we all have a hard time explaining exactly how we make money, which is why we sit for many hours at the poker tables, and then spend the same or more hours working on the game. All this may be completely incomprehensible to our non-gaming friends and relatives, because there are just a bunch of stupid stereotypes, myths and misunderstandings about poker.Everyone knows that "the casino always wins". Every game there is rigged to allow you to win a few times but lose everything most of the time. And everyone loses if they play long enough. This is true for every casino game except poker. The fundamental difference of poker is that here you play not against the casino, but against other players.