Playing cards is a great way of earning cash if you've got a knack for it, but it's also a shared experience that is often most enjoyable when betting against your friends. The sense of community in the gambling world is usually understated, with people usually thinking of large-scale casinos and clubs, but there are lots of smaller local groups that meet to play and have fun.
Plymouth Bridge Club
A group with its own clubhouse, this community of bridge-players caters for all experience and skill levels as well as providing courses for beginners or those who want to really improve their skills. Their website has updates of meet times and special events, so you can keep track - they also post the results so you can have your achievements officially acknowledged online too! It was started in 1970 and has been a popular club since, with regular tournaments and competitions, keeping the excitement for bridge alive.
The Plymouth Fun Casino Company
This is an unconventional way of bringing the casino into your own home! Catering for events such as birthday, Christmas parties, and corporate entertainment, the company provides consultations and detailed quotes before you purchase, for your peace of mind. It promises full set up and delivery for free within 10 miles of Plymouth, so if you live on the outskirts, there's no problem. It provides a new way to play card games and table games such as roulette in your own home, particularly if you want to share the experience with friends.
Amateur Poker Association & Tour
This group brings together players from all over the country, broken down into smaller areas and clubs. The Plymouth Poker Club has an online presence, and from here you can find out about live events that are happening in the club, how to become a member, chat online to other players and get tips too. It is a good way to meet others interested in the same game as you whilst improving your skills. The tour sees players competing for money and acclaim in National competitions, which gives you the chance to hone your skills even further whilst enjoying an exciting atmosphere and intense gaming.
If you can't find anywhere near you, playing online is also a good way to meet people or connect with those that you already know. The online community is friendly and you can find information on almost every type of card game, and the scope of the internet means that different versions of classic games, such as multi-hand blackjack are available to you, which keeps the games feeling fresh and exciting if you are a seasoned gambler. Often, online games have chat functions which allow you to communicate with other players, meaning that you can find people who share your passion.
One other way to find games near you is to simply ask around in your area, as there may be local games and clubs that aren't advertised anywhere but the town hall or in local information leaflets, so search around and find opportunities to play!