Enter the game which SUCKS at advertising but is amazing in almost every other aspect: Bridge. Yes, you’ve probably heard it’s for old ladies. I DID mention they suck at advertising right? Your grandmother might play it but so do many of the smartest and most successful people in the world. I’ve never run into Bill Gates at a MTG tournament but I did run into him and a variety of other extremely successful people at a bridge tournament.More
One of the social benefits of bridge playing during its heyday was that it regularly caused people to interact, face to face, for hours at a time, something we tend not to do much anymore, now that so many popular amusements are both solitary and passive. No matter how old you are, it’s good to get out of your house every once in a while and coöperate with a partner in a mentally challenging activity—even if the result, on rare occasions, could be murder.More
Bridge is the secret to adult neurogenesis.
The mean age of bridge players in North America may be 65 but this is not the downward trend you might think it is.
by Jude Goodwin
You’ve likely heard phrases like ‘aging population’ and read opinions that the ACBL is about to ‘fall off a cliff’ in terms of membership. In fact the opposite is true!
Coin operated poker machines appeared towards the end of the 1800s and soon after, in San Francisco during the Gold Rush days, a mechanic from Bavaria named Charles Fey invented the first official 'slot machine'.More
Video poker terminals look like fun and you like poker. Here are some tips to help you sit down and feel comfortable playing your first game of video poker.More