Maths is everywhere, isn't it? Without it, my computer wouldn't compute, my brain wouldn't process and, most important for us here, my poker playing wouldn't yield success. That's because this is the first instalment of the Riverboat Gaming "At the Poker Tables: Mathematics Series".
Poker players love a bit of jargon, don't we! We like our in-game language to be infused with metaphor, history and, of course, a bit of tongue in cheek comedy. When sat around a poker table we are a close coterie of warring friends. We know that, whoever wins, we are all participating in a shared experience, a shared knowledge and a shared history.
One of the best ways to heighten the atmosphere when you are playing poker is to re-create the surroundings with which we most associate the game. We can do this by creating a setting which is complete with the common ingredients of the classic poker arena. So bearing that in mind, let's take a look at the different types of poker tables that we have to offer!