Why is poker so damn sexy?

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We’re going to describe a sport to you: A bunch of guys, sitting down for 12 hours straight. Taking the occasional break to use the toilet. Everyone is perspiring, yet they rarely move, which means they’re either out of shape or nervous about something.

This, in a nutshell, is poker. It’s a sweaty game played, primarily, by men. And a lot of the people who play aren’t exactly in the best shape of their life. Yet it continues to be one of the sexiest games on the planet.

Many wonder why. We did too. After all, playing poker is flat out boring in many respects, yet when people hear that someone plays poker for a living, it seems to sound sexy. Today, we’re digging deep to find out what the deal is.

The players are sexy

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Ok, maybe not all of them. Some of the guys who sit at home in their underwear playing poker all day and eating Doritos might not be everyone’s idea of sexy. But whether you’re female or male, and no matter who you’re into, you’ll find an attractive poker player on the tournament circuit.

Around the office, people seem to love Liv Boeree. We can’t say we blame them. The former British TV host and model couples that girl-next-door-look with drop-dead-sexy. Maybe it’s the outfits she dons on the tournament circuit. Or maybe it’s her British accent. Either way, we like it.

For the ladies (or for some guys, we supposed), you’ve got guys like Phil Ivey, Phil Laak, and even Phil Hellmuth. Hey, there seems to be a lot of Phils in poker. And hey, we know what you’re thinking. Phil Hellmuth? How’d he make the sexy list? Well, that brings us to our next point.

Money is sexy

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Let’s face it. A half-decent looking guy with a few million and loads of confidence is a lot sexier than someone gorgeous with no money and zero confidence. Poker players tend to have lots of cash, especially the really great tournament players who clean up in Vegas.

And these players tend to spend their money on living the high life in Sin City. They close bars for VIP service. They’re seen on the strip with huge and attractive entourages. And they attract other sexy people, thereby enhancing their sexiness. It’s a vicious circle, really.

Smart people are sexy

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Here’s the reality. You can’t be an idiot to win at poker. Many of the top WSOP-bracelet winning pros have brilliant college degrees. Several are math whizzes. Many poker players are former doctors and lawyers. Tons dropped out of college, but their IQs are ridiculously high. And to many people, intelligence is incredibly sexy.

Want to play poker? While we don’t offer any multi-table tournaments, you’ll find loads of video poker games at Slots of Vegas. Give one a try. You can hone your game and feel incredibly smart—and sexy—the next time you play live.

Colin Jones

Colin Jones is a born and raised Chicago writer specialized on topics related to the casino and gambling industry. Having years of experience on the field, Colin will keep you in touch with the latest news and advances on the casino industry.

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