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Poker 101

Need a brush up on strategy? Do you wonder what the Tournament Director does?  Or do you just want to know what beats what?  Check out some of our favorite tips and tricks to take your game to the next level.   don't see what you need here?  Visit our YouTube channel for lots more. 

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What does a Tournament Director do?

Ever wonder who makes all the decisions during a poker tournament? That's the job of the Tournament Director.
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Poker Lessons

A One-Minute Poker Lesson on choosing the best starting cards.
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What Beats What? Poker Hand Rankings

A One-Minute Poker Lesson to teach you all about the different poker hands and their rankings.

get to know us

Every super hero needs an origin story.  Get to know The Poker People co-founders Pamela Laurie and Lara Gertzen through the magic of podcasts.  Meet our dealers and watch our amazing team in action.  We love what we do and it shows. 

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Order up! in-person events are back on the menu.

Our awesome team setting up for a charity fundraiser.
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Family Sh**t Show Podcast

Co-Founder and CEO of The Poker People, Lara Gertzen, joins host Mike Caulo to discuss women entrepreneurship, virtual team building, and the impact of women at the poker table.

Poker is Life

These days everyone has to have either a podcast or a blog.  We picked blog.  Enjoy these articles from Chip Stacks that will show you how to plan an online team building event or raise money for a good cause. 

5-Minute Virtual Team Building Activities

Key Takeaways: Make Time for Team Building with These Easy 5-Minute Team Building Activities Hey there, team leaders and culture cultivators! Have you ever found yourself staring at your computer […]
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Zoom Team Building Games

Say Yes to Virtual Team Building Zoom Games Looking to bring the fun back into the virtual workplace? It’s time to look at Zoom team building games! Team building has […]
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Fun and Effective Virtual Team Bonding Activities

Harness the Power of Play Here’s a quick question to consider: What comes to mind when you think of virtual team bonding activities in your workplace? Icebreakers before meetings? Monthly trivia […]
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Virtual Charity Team Building Activities for a Good Cause

Creating a Culture of Giving Are you looking for a way to make your virtual charity team building activities more impactful?  To put some Fun in FUNDrasing?  Well look no […]
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Trust Building Activities for Virtual Teams

two women who are professional virtual poker dealers. They help companies build trust through team building events
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Virtual Team Building Activities for Leadership

Harness the Power of Play for Your Online Leadership Activities Are you looking for unusual virtual team building activities that will engage your remote leadership? Well look no further my […]
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The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Team Building for Large Groups

Virtual Team Building Ideas for Large Groups Looking for interesting online team building games for large groups? Look no further. Hosting online team building games for large groups presents its […]
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Online Group Team Building Games for Mid-Sized Teams

When Mid-Sized Fits Just Right. Top Online Group Team Building Games for Your Mid-sized Team Have you been tasked with finding the right online group team building game for your […]
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Online Team Building Activities for Small Groups

Virtual Team Building for Small Groups Can Have a Big Impact Trying to find fun online team building activities for small groups can be a challenge.  To help combat that, […]
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100 Innovative Virtual Activities for Corporate Teams

Harness the Power of Virtual Team Building Activities for Work So you have been tasked with finding a virtual corporate team building activity that everyone can participate in, is appropriate […]