lighter sideWhile we're definitely serious about poker here at the bwin Poker Blog, it's also important to take some time out from poker hand discussion and trying to qualify for the next big live event and enjoy the lighter, sillier side of poker from time to time.
This "Lighter Side of Poker" page is dedicated to just that, as far as sharing some of the funnier photos we've collected over the years from trips with the bwin Team (complete with captions).

From time to time we'll also add some of the funnier poker news stories, poker jokes, and other items good for a laugh when you might need to blow off some steam after a bad beat.

Funny Poker Photos:

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Poker Jokes:

"One Time, Poker Gods, One Time..."

Joe’s just gotten his morning coffee on the way to work when a booming voice tells him:  “Take the freeway instead of your normal shortcut.” He takes the freeway and when he gets to the office everyone is talking about a huge accident that occurred on his normal route to work.

Three days later he’s grilling burgers in his backyard and the voice tells him: “Go inside and watch television.” He does and through the window outside he watches a huge oak tree fall and crush the grill where he was just standing.

When the voice tells him to sell everything he owns and move to Vegas, he sells everything he owns and moves to Vegas. The voice tells him to pay $10,000 to enter the World Series of Poker Main Event, which he does, even though he's never played poker before.

He’s deal two red aces and the voice tells him to go all-in. He shoves all-in and five different players call. The flop is Jack clubs, 10 clubs, 9 clubs.

“Oh crap…” the voice says.

Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes

Question: What’s the difference between a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken and a professional poker player?

Answer: A bucket of KFC can successfully feed a family of four.

Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime?

A poker pro sees an old friend of his at the Rio during the World Series of Poker and pulls him aside.

“Look, man,” he says, “I really hate to ask this but you’ve known me for years and you know I wouldn’t ask unless I’m desperate. I’ve been running terrible, I can’t feed my wife and kids right now, and we’re about to get kicked out of our house. Can I borrow $1,000 just to keep our heads above water until I figure something out?”

“Of course,” his friend says, “but with just one condition. You have to swear to me that you won’t play poker with it, and that it’ll go towards food for your family.”

The poker pro breaks out into a huge grin and pulls a tournament entry slip from his wallet. “I swear. I can even prove it to you, as here’s my $10,000 entry to the Main Event that I just bought in for, so I’ll definitely be too busy the next few days to even think about playing poker with the $1,000.”