Throwing a poker party is becoming an incredibly popular game not only here in the United States, but all over the world. Unfortunately, not as many women are into the game and have become quite exasperated with this addiction.

Poker is predominantly a man’s game. The only women who seem to be interested in poker are either trying to hook up with one of the male players, or she is a certified cheater! Well, that’s not true at all. There are some outstanding female poker players, it’s just that there’s a lot more guys than gals playing the game. I don’t know if part of poker’s appeal has to do with the word itself. Young guys are amused quite easily and can be painfully immature. Perhaps there is an overriding sexual connotation found in the word poker itself that subconsciously draws them in. Whatever the appeal, women in general or with the smoke-filled rooms that host the games. The sooner men get this through their heads, the happier we all will be.

So, in the name of peace and harmony, here’s a few tips:

If you’re considering having a poker party, then the players should pretty much gone being without female companionship for the evening. I don’t know what it is – perhaps a combination of things: from entirely too much testosterone in one place, gorging themselves on way too much pizza and beer, smoking smelly cigars and telling salacious stories, but when the games over its probably a good idea to grab a shower and go to bed. No woman that I know of is going to want to spend the rest of her evening with a guy who’s been hanging out in the smoke-filled poker room the entire night.

In fact if you want your lady friend to care about your gaming skills at all, the only way to bring it up is by buying her something really lavish and then nonchalantly slipping into the conversation that you bought this special gift with your winnings. Telling stories of your poker prowess aren’t going to put you in good steed with your lady, unless of course you use your winnings to buy her something nice.

Never ever admit that you were cleaned out in a game. You will probably get a lecture and the next time you want to play, a hard time. You will get virtually no sympathy and future poker party plans will be out the window. Also realize that she will never forget about it.

When all is said and done, some things are just better done on your own, with your own kind. Let the women have their ladies nights and we will have ourselves a poker party.