In the southern state of South Australia, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy poker in a city.
In some parts of the state, you can bet on a game in the street.
And there’s always a chance to play online poker, but with the increasing use of mobile poker machines, these options are now limited to a handful of casinos.
But in the far north of South Africa, poker in pubs is a regular occurrence.
Here in South Africa’s Gold Coast, poker is a popular hobby for many people.
The game has grown in popularity, as well, with the popularity of online poker machines like Blackjack and Betfair (and even PokerStars).
However, some people don’t feel comfortable playing in pubs.
In fact, there is a perception that poker in bars is not a fun game, especially for young people, and there are concerns that poker is being used as a money-making scheme by organised crime groups.
In the city of Johannesburg, where we are based, there have been several recent cases of young people being mugged, robbed and sexually assaulted by criminals.
This has also sparked a debate about whether poker is appropriate in the area.
One of the biggest problems, says local politician, Robert Gee, is that the pubs have been used for drug and alcohol sales.
“The problem is, there’s been a lot of alcohol sales in pubs, and people are buying drinks at the bar and buying drugs,” he says.
“It’s a moneymaking scheme.”
In a recent poll, more than 70 per cent of South Africans supported the decriminalisation of gambling, while 80 per cent said they believed that online poker was an appropriate game for local residents.
So, why is this happening?
The reason is simple.
Online poker machines are becoming increasingly popular in South African cities, with online poker sites like PokerStars having over 3 million users.
“Online poker is growing rapidly in South Africans.
I think it’s because people are not worried about crime and people who are gambling are not bothered about any sort of police crackdown, they just buy chips,” says Gee.
So what can you do if you have an interest in poker in South Australia?
“If you’re in the south of the country, you need to find a game that is in the right area.
If you have a problem with gambling in pubs or bars, you should always talk to the local police,” says Peter Mooers, the CEO of Blackjack & Co. The online poker games available to South Africans have a range of options.
“There’s Blackjack Online, PokerStars, and you can even bet on your favourite sports team,” he adds.
What do you do in the event of an armed robbery? “
If there’s a good local tournament in the areas that you live, you might be able to win money.”
What do you do in the event of an armed robbery?
Police are also urging people to be wary of online casinos.
“Don’t go online and go out for drinks with someone who is a bit older,” says Police Commissioner Paul Chilvers.
“That’s a bad idea, and we’ll be working with the police on that.”
But some people argue that it’s better to be safe than sorry.
“I would say that the people who want to be in pubs are people who don’t want to risk their life, so they don’t gamble, and they don.
So they have to be careful about what they’re doing,” says Chilters.
However, police have said that they will take any measures they deem necessary to stop the spread of online gambling.
“We will take every measure that is required to combat the growing threat to public safety,” the Police Commissioner told the BBC earlier this year.
Is it safe to play poker in public?
In a nutshell, yes.
Online gambling is legal in South America and Australia, and gambling on a mobile phone is also allowed in some places.
If your mobile phone doesn’t have a GPS and is on a non-GPS location, you’re allowed to play in public.
However the police say that, if there’s any risk of your device being stolen or if it’s being used to commit a crime, the police will act swiftly.