Hosting a poker game for residents can be a good plan for a hands-off activity residents can indulge in with little supervision. To make an evening of card playing more enjoyable and smooth, make sure to plan out the evening: select some music, have snacks and drinks ready, make sure interested residents are aware of the place and time of the game, etc. Also, to keep everyone in good spirits, make sure all residents know the intensity of the game. Is everyone in agreement to bet their change, or is it purely for fun? Either is fine, but make sure everyone is informed beforehand to avoid unpleasant surprises for residents. Finally, make sure to have a decent understanding of the game to help residents and ensure the night goes more smoothly. This will avoid the choppy and bumpy feeling when people are learning the game as they play.