Most members of our family are into card games. They sometimes throw in a few bets to make their game more engaging, challenging and competitive. It is not the type of gambling that can ruin a person's financial life. It is more on the casual and entertainment side of gaming. Well, mom isn't that into gambling nowadays, but there once was a time in her life that she was. I remember seeing her having a game of cards with her siblings, relatives, friends and some of our neighbors. While traditicnal card games were not my forte, it was definitely my brother's. Our youngest brother got into card games himself, specifically poker.
My brother was influenced by mom to play traditional card games with them but he eventually outgrew that and learned a different card game, poker. He learned it at home, from various poker-themed social games in facebook. He was so into playing poker that I saw him a few times watching Party Poker Video to see how the profesional poker players and celebrities do it. Playing the social networking version of the highly addictive poker was in a completely different league from the actual card game itself. Poker-themed songs weren't made because it was "that" easy. I think brother wants to see how pros wear their poker faces. He wants to expand his limited knowledge of poker and I can't really blame him. As long as playing poker entertains him and does not get him to trouble, then I am all in for it.