There is something really special about the Poker games in Estoril. There are honestly friendly interactions between casino staff members and players so sometimes, we end up doing things together other than shoving and shuffling chips and cards.
Obv, we used to be a lot more together before the pandemic, sharing moments together ranging from boat or surfing trips to karting races featuring the mandatory occasional meetings on the beach. We've been locked up for months again this winter over here but since group activities are allowed again in Portugal, a fellow Poker player started to organise weekly football games. We got ourselves a nice 7vs7 last generation synthetic field in Estoril, a standard we honestly don't deserve... Don't be fooled - the photos look nicer than our bola skills are :-D
The games are friendly ... but tough. I mean ... it's football ... in Portugal. This is serious shit!