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Jellyfish

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Besides the interieur, the poker chips or the cards, the table and the friends itselves - do you do something special for a certain atmosphere? Music, movies - or anything like that?
 

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Usually just 70s and 80s rock playing on iTunes radio.

I find that having the TV on is too big of a distraction - especially sporting events.
 

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We usually don't have anything except poker, food, and booze. That is more than enough for us to focus on.
 

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I've made the mistake of having the tv on and then people get distracted with whatever sporting event is on. Music is all we have on now.
 

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Last home game we played in the basement with no mobile reception.
People were much more focused on the game.
The less distraction the more fluent the game.
Only annoyance are the fag breaks which are getting more frequent the longer the game runs. Maybe I should handout nicotine gums :)
 

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We were just mentioning how much faster our night went now that I quit smoking. I don't even consider smoke breaks anymore, and I run our tourneys, so things keep moving along.

Last home game we played in the basement with no mobile reception.
People were much more focused on the game.
The less distraction the more fluent the game.
Only annoyance are the fag breaks which are getting more frequent the longer the game runs. Maybe I should handout nicotine gums :)
 

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Were doing cash games and chasing the missed blinds is a nuisance.
In a tourney it's easier as I would blind the players as normal.
 
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