This isn’t a joke: at one specific restaurant, you can pay for your meal by winning big in poker. PokerStars launched a Pay-By-Poker restaurant that works like this: your meal’s price is completely based on how well you do at the table.
For two days, The All-In Kitchen will let poker-hounds play to earn their meals. The event is to highlight the start of the UK and Ireland Poker Tour, a big event with plenty of money to be made.
The All-In Kitchen normally charges over 50 GBP for the average meal, but the Pay-By-Poker diners are in luck! Instead of having to shell out cash, they will play three hands of poker. The chips earned from those hands will pay for the meal. If you really rise to the top of the rankings with over 10,000 chips earned, you get your dinner completely free.
Are the meals worth it? Sample menu ideas include a fantastic crab thermidor and a delicious pear tarte.
The fancy line up and quirky twists are just part of the fun. There will be plenty of people coming in for this event, which tells us some interesting things when we study the topic. You see, plenty of people have said that poker is dead and everyone should move on. Between many big casinos closing their doors to certain countries and even going out of business in other cases, poker players have definitely been feeling a lack of love as of late.
But the future of casino gaming is still bright, as more markets open up every day. The thirst for online gambling has never been higher, but the opponents have also never been louder. Plenty of people are questioning how comfortable we should be with gambling as a whole.
We think that gambling is a fun activity whether you do it online or offline. We hope that the All-In Kitchen will have a packed house with poker players that get to play hard for a free dinner. The thrill of winning is great, but the common interest we all share is what makes playing poker so exciting.