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Bad Fortune in Poker

For a game where the majority of gamblers rarely consider fortune, there are tons of folklore in poker. When you mention that someone was fortunate in that poker tournament they captured, be careful of how you mention it. For example, if you mention that you were unlucky, your fortune may not change.

Ok, that might sound a bit ubsurd, but poker is a casino game armed with superstitions. Did you realize that if you are gambling a game with two seperate decks and you’re asked to select the deck, you should always choose the deck that’s furthest from you? Or, what If you get a run of bad cards, you must hang out on a hankerchief to destroy your bad luck? It’s certainly thought of as good luck to blow through a deck of cards while they’re being mixed up.

Some other interesting poker superstitions are:

  • You will be able to change the run of cards by walking around your chair three times.
  • The most beneficial position at the poker table faces the entry.
  • The worst position has its back to a fireplace.
  • When altering seats, you need to always do so following the clock.
  • The worst poker card is the 4 of clubs.
  • It is very unfortunate to cross your legs when sitting at the poker table.
  • Sunday is a horrible day for wagering on cards.
  • The 13th is also a bad day, no matter when it falls.

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