The Poker Club|
Mays, Jenny Hager, Lance Vickery, Amber Shields, Ron Goldin,
Kristin Cully, and Glen Sparer.
Tai Goldin, Tony May, Tasmina Dedijer-Small, and Theta Belcher.
The poker club plays poker. We provide the Wedding Game
members a training ground for honing their poker skills
in preparation for the Matrimonial Tournament to be held
at the wedding event.
The head of the poker club underwent intense poker training
under a well-known member of the underground poker dens
of Texas. From there, he obtained real-life casino experience
in order to better prepare the poker club for its challenge
of playing in Las Vegas.
The origin of the name "poker" is still debated, some say
it is derived from the eighteenth-centruy French game poque,
others say from the German game of pochspiel. The
first written reference to the game occurred in 1834, and
its popularity quickly grew on the Mississippi riverboats
of the time.
Poker, however, is more than just a game. The interpersonal
banter, the nicknames and learning each other's style of
play is all part of the poker experience. Learning to play
the game without consciously thinking about basic rules
and facilitating game flow is key to the rhythm of the poker
game and the bonds that develop therein.
The Matrimonial Poker Tournament at the wedding event will
be based on a fictional currency, initially distributed
as a reward for successful participation in the Wedding
Game. Throughout the wedding players will be able to come
and go from the tables, and in the end the trophy will be
"auctioned" off to the person with the most money remaining.