To dream of seeing a red hot poker, or fighting with one, signifies that you will meet trouble with combative energy.
To play at poker, warns you against evil company; and young women, especially, will lose their moral distinctiveness if they find themselves engaged in this game.
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”.