Poker - So Many Ways to Play and Now So Many Places!
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Poker – So Many Ways to Play and Now So Many Places!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water. That was the advertisement for the famous 1975 Stephen Spielberg film Jaws and one could argue they are about to be a few more sharks at sea.

The Ladbrokes Poker Cruise IV is taking place on January 22nd 2011. The Ladbrokes cruise will set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida stopping off at three different ‘exotic’ locations before returning to shore on the 29th of January.

The whole event takes place on board the largest cruise ship in the world, the ‘Oasis of the Seas’. Entry to this festival of poker can be either bought or won.

So what is on offer here? Well put it simply a three day event, the first two of which are of starting days and the third being a final to crown the King of the Waves. Also many other poker based events to keep all manner and level of poker player occupied for this eight day event.

This got me thinking about just how popular and accessible the game of mega88 is. Putting the glitz and glam of this event to one side, one has to accept this event as yet another example of just how popular and accessible poker is.

I mean here we have an example of poker being played on the seas, as it has been for years, but we a little imagination and some cleaver marketing a whole event has been born. Given this event is now in its fourth year and with the backing of bookmakers Ladbrokes one can assume the previous events have been a success.

So now I am wondering, where next for the game of poker? Where do we take the game now?

At the start of this article I quoted the advertisement for the film Jaws, well now I am borrowing the main phrase from Star Trek nonetheless, ‘Space the final frontier’.Sir Richard Branson is about to embark on the first commercial space flights with the birth of Virgin Galaxy. Access to space travel is about to become a whole lot easier, not cheap but easier nonetheless.

Now is this another opportunity presenting itself to promote the good old game of poker. Though the game doesn’t change, the way a tournament is targeted & marketed can and does change, so can we dare to dream of a new poker tournament amongst the stars.

Is it possible that one day we could witness the first intergalactic poker tournament. Granted zero gravity may pose some difficulty when trying to deal from the deck of cards or keeping them firmly face down on the poker table. I am sure though whichever entrepreneur chooses to follow this venture will have many issues to deal with.

As jovials go, how about recurring revenues from a casino slot machine? I have no idea how you would formulate a prize to entice the average punter to play the slot machine, but one thing is for sure, a prize is a prize.

The only issue is that a prize is unlikely to be won on a single hit, it is extremely unlikely, that someone will get a perfect flush on the slot machine. A lot of punters have tried to win the jackpot on slot machines and it just keeps on giving them money. Wouldn’t it be nice if it did happen, you might even be able to buy the shirt the winner did.