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Inside the poker room

By Tom Nuttall  

David Flusfeder writes inside this month’s issue of the attempt by British casinos to stem the increasing popularity of card rooms across the country, where poker players can get together for a game without the temptation of roulette wheels and blackjack tables. We at Prospect found the article so inspiring that we plan to set up our own card room at the editor’s house. He doesn’t know how to play, but as Flusfeder says, the Texas hold ’em variety of poker takes “five minutes to learn, a lifetime to master.” And complete beginners are always made to feel welcome at…

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