Once in a while, my friends get together to play Texas Hold ‘Em. It’s not the typical poker situation that you might see in movies. There are no smoke-filled rooms, not a lot of alcohol, and the buy-in for tournament-style play is only $5. Due to some luck, because I certainly don’t have the fine-honed skills, I walked away with $35.
I’ll be using my winnings to pick up a Wii game for my girlfriend who is having a difficult time with her under-performing fourth-graders this year.
Updated September 30, 2007 and originally published September 9, 2007. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.