Tourney Girlfriend/wife sitting behind player in casino

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I couldn’t agree more with the OP. It makes me cringe when I see someone sitting behind their partner for hours while they play poker.

It’s uncomfortable and embarrassing to witness. It suggests either a total lack of self-respect or possibly even an abusive relationship or maybe both.

You couldn’t pay me any amount of money to sit watching even the hottest chick in the world play poker. And I’ve never dated a woman who would consider wasting time like that for even a moment—if I were douchey enough to try to make her to sit through my game.

Either stay home/do something else if you don’t want to play something yourself in the casino, or at least wander around, watch a game at the bar, read a book in a restaurant. Anything but sit watch your other half play cards.

If you’re a guy who makes your gal do this, I have to wonder what’s wrong.
 
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I couldn’t agree more. It makes me cringe when I see someone sitting behind their partner for hours while they play poker.

It’s uncomfortable and embarrassing to e witness. It suggests either a total lack of self-respect or an abusive relationship or maybe both.

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If you’re a guy who makes your gal do this, I have to wonder what’s wrong.
Yes. We had one newcomer drag his GF to my home game, whereupon she just sat in our living room for six hours while we played in the adjacent dining room. It was awkward as hell, and he wasn't invited back.
 

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I can see that there could be exceptions. The p-whipped angle mentioned above.... Or a jealous s.o. who doesn’t trust their partner to go out alone. Someone with a gambling problem whose partner feels they can’t stop them going to a game, but wants to try to intervene to stop the bleeding when that becomes necessary. And very rarely, someone who genuinely enjoys this as an activity. But still...
 

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As I mentioned in the OP, I have seen one guy do it, when his wife outlasted him in a tournament. Funny thing happened to her, she caught 3 cards in the big blind, but didn’t notice until her action. So, her hand is dead, blind is gone, so sorry, life isn’t fair. He tried to argue about it, he asked for the floor, he asked for a copy of the rules, and he sat there behind her flipping through the rules before the floor finally told him to move.
Ass.
If your wife is enough of a big girl to play poker, she can fight her own battles.
 

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The entire premise of this thread is operating under the assumption that the men in question are not whipped.

I, for one, am whipped. Wife keeps the grapes in her purse. So here's the scenario surrounding this weird dynamic at the table through the lens of a whipped husband:
  • Dude gets permission to go to casino to play poker (huge win)
  • Dude realizes that this is contingent on wife joining him (huge letdown)
  • Dude gives wife a hundo to play slots. She sets that shit on fire before he even gets a seat
  • Dude gives wife another hundo and she blows it before the first full orbit.
  • Wife is now standing behind dude, but she's trying to be the "cool wife" and let him play cards. After about 30 minutes, she's stalking him again
  • Dude begrudgingly offers wife the opportunity to sit behind him. She accepts.
  • Wife not happy with just sitting there, so she wants to sweat the hands.
  • Dude reluctantly agrees, and now his poker mystique, much like his dick, is just for show
  • Wife gives off every tell imaginable and dude gets stacked within the hour.
  • Wife shrugs off the loss and asks dude if he had fun during his 83 minute session.
  • Wife then suggests dinner, typically a steakhouse, because why the fuck not? They are only $500 in the hole after barely an hour
So to all you chippers out there with genuinely cool wives who let you do your thing and only take part if there is true enjoyment or relationship-building involved....

Go fuck yourselves
Your fault for not teaching her poker.
 

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Yes. We had one newcomer drag his GF to my home game, whereupon she just sat in our living room for six hours while we played in the adjacent dining room. It was awkward as hell, and he wasn't invited back.
The level of awkwardness depends on the size of the fish. :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:
Losses range from: “No longer invited” to “would you like for me to call a masseuse and chef for when your wife comes over? Id like her experience to be a pleasant one.”
 

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I'm all for it. As others have said, generally those people suck at poker. Usually I'm telling the girl that if she sits there they will bring her free drinks as I do not want that player to leave.

Sorry for the blurry photo but kudos to this guy (girl seated to left). I dunno how much she was costing per hour though.

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