From Credit Crunch Gambling to Poker Chip Landscapes

 - Nov 5, 2009   Updated: Apr 13 2011
Whether you are playing Texas Hold 'Em or Five Card Stud, poker is the unifying card game that brings together all types for a common purpose: taking the other person's money.

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Implications - The gambling industry has been associated with a dangerous, glamorous lifestyle thanks to Hollywood movies. The game of poker itself has become a recognized sport, with televised poker events that are a great tool for niche marketing. Companies with products that are associated with luxury and danger, such as alcohol, can be branded easily through the Hollywood glamorization of poker.