At What Age Did You Learn to Play Poker

We all learned to play certain card games at a young age, like Old Maids, Solotaire and even Go Fish. But, at what age was the game of Poker introduced to you and did you enjoy the game at first?

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Probably at age 8 or 9. Lived in small town in Montana only entertainment was drinking, cards or collecting rocks. We’re talking population 200-250 and black and white TV was more snow than anything. Driving was about age 9 tractors and auto. 1950’s was not exciting.

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18 when I enlisted in the Marine Corps. Before that I was too interested in girls, cars, sports and Rock n Roll !

Did I mention girls ? :joy:


Started playing and learning poker about 3 months ago, I’m still a little kitten! :cat2: :smile_cat:

I can understand that. I, too, came from a small town where they pulled in the sidewalks at 8:00 pm Thank you for sharing.

You are new to the game. Do you enjoy playing Poker?

I think you did mention girls Craig, twice. lol


That’s an easy 1 to answer 2019 1st ever card game I learned and still learning my first game lol did not have a clue what to do and I believe lost all my chips within minutes but was (4 me that is ) mind blowing but very enjoyable and it still is today some 3 years later and I honestly believe that is due to all the great people I have befriended on this site.


I played my first game of poker in 2013–a live game at a local casino. I played horribly but loved it! Found Replay Poker, enjoyed a year of practice, and played the live game again in 2014. Came away with a prize for 10th place (because a good friend–I believe–folded a winning hand so I would win). I’ve never played another live game, but I’d like to have the courage to do so one day.

I absolutely love it! For some reason I had the infamous Tony G ‘bring more Russians’ video recommended in my feed, watched it and then spent the next 10 hours watching poker videos covering all the best players and hands and I was completely hooked from there :grinning:

Only about 5 years ago! Got hooked right away!

I started playing poker in 1976, but I still don’t really know how to play.


Never played Poker at a casino before. Maybe I will try that one day just to see how it is. Thank you for sharing Jan.

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I agree with you Tony. Poker is a fun game and it is the people that we met and make friends with that make the game as fun to play as it is. I know that I have made a lot of friends on this site. Thank you for sharing.

About two and a half years ago (age 41).

was young… grampa taught me when I would spend summers with him at his lake mts Cabin…we would split a jar of pennies and play for hrs

Stud and draw poker by about 8 or 9. Hold’em at 13. Now 50.

Many of my childhood friends were card players, and I learned draw and stud poker from them. My mother dated a serious card player when I was 9 or 10, and I was already well versed in poker and conversant in a few other adult card games (pinochle and canasta, neither of which I remember at all, and gin rummy, which I still play on occasion). I was also a voracious reader, and I read “Scarne on Cards” by John Scarne cover to cover at 10 or 11. When my Mom’s boyfriend taught me cribbage, I already knew the game to some extent.

My mother soon left that man and then came the man who became my stepfather. He had learned hold’em years earlier, and when I was 13, he taught my mother and I so we could have poker nights at the house. I always saw it as a bit of a weird variation, so it was a bit of a surprise when it suddenly hit TV and became popular.

Learned to play poker at age 10 my father and his friends used to come to our home and play 5 card stud in hs played 7 card stud with my fraternity every Friday night learned Texas holdem about 1997 like replay poker site

Close to 50 years old when WSOP was big on TV.

Six or seven. Poker and pinochle. Drew three and hit queens full against grandma in nickel-dime draw. First time I heard “Mudderf**ker” when she exploded at the kitchen table in her Italian accent. Grand hilarity as I scooped the pot. Many uncles and cousins still work in casinos in Jersey, Vegas, Mississippi and California.