For a game where the majority of participants rarely consider good luck, there are tonnes of folklore in poker. When you say that someone was lucky in that poker tournament they won, be careful of how you say it. For example, if you mention that you were unfortunate, your luck may not change.

Ok, that might sound a bit ubsurd, but poker is a game loaded with folklores. Did you realize that if you’re betting a game with 2 seperate decks and you are asked to select the deck, you should always choose the deck of cards that’s the furthest away from you? Or, how about If you get a run of bad cards, you must sit on a hankerchief to destroy your poor luck? It is actually thought of as good luck to blow through a deck of cards while they are being mixed up.

A few other interesting poker superstitions are:

  • You might be able to alter the run of cards by going around your chair 3 times.
  • The most beneficial position at the poker table faces the door.
  • The most detrimental seat has its back to a fireplace.
  • When shifting spots, you should always do so clockwise.
  • The most detrimental poker card is the four of clubs.
  • It is most unlucky to cross your legs when sitting at the poker table.
  • Fri is a awful day for gambling on cards.
  • The 13th is also a horrible day, regardless of when it falls.