I travel to the casino once in awhile, but frankly, I tend to find better poker games hosted by friends and family. I enjoy the comraderie, getting to know the players, both skill wise, and personally, and the entire outing in general. Not to mention the payout, people really don't seem to mind losing a home poker game, which works out pretty wel for me, as I don't much mind winning them.
You'd be surprized how many people playing private poker games are really just there for the game, a place to hang out amongst friends, kick back, drink a beer or two, and in general, just have a good time, and the best part... they bring cash!
Anyway, during my search for a home poker game near my house, I ran across a really interesting blog post featuring PokerDIY, it connects blogs, not only did I visit PokerDIY by clicking the image below this post, I get paid when other people write about the same topic on their blogs, and then they get paid for blogging the topic as well, now being the entreprenurial person that I am, how could I pass this up?
PokerDIY lets visitors search for games near them, as well as set up and manage their own poker games. You can keep score, create a leader board and so on, in fact, it's a really cool site for bar leagues as well. The best part, I'll be trying out a few new poker games this week!