The poker in this instance suggests rigid and unbending discipline, which is sometimes necessary. There is often the necessity for aggressive action, but also rigid attitudes and behaviour in spiritual development.
To poke someone is to goad them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Playing a game of poker in a dream, whether on-line or otherwise, suggests that we are taking a risk in everyday life. It may be important to note who we are playing with.
A poker face is one that shows no emotion whatever the circumstances. As the game of poker becomes more popular in the field of gambling, many of the terms used have relevance in today’s world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: A poker obviously has links with masculinity, but also with rigidity. Inherent in the idea of such an object is that it causes a shift in perception. When we are being poked in a dream we need to ascertain what the irritant is in our waking lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: The use of a poker can be seen as the sexual act in both men and women’s dreams but may also be seen as an inflexible attitude to the physical body.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are playing poker suggests that a situation in your waking life requires strategy and careful planning. You need to think things out before carrying out your actions.
If your dream centers around the gambling aspect of the game, you may be participating in some risk-taking activity in real life. You may be letting fate decide how things go, and not taking responsibility for your actions. Also see “Poker Chip” below.... My Dream Interpretation