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Old 06-02-2018, 05:26 PM   #1
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Has anyone played at any of these poker rooms in San Antonio? I’ve been thinking of checking them out but was wondering if anyone had any experience?
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:10 PM   #2
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I've been thinking about going also. I used to play in some of the backroom games around here and H-town but stick to casinos now. If you end up going let me know...
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:06 PM   #3
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I've been thinking about going also. I used to play in some of the backroom games around here and H-town but stick to casinos now. If you end up going let me know...
Yes casinos is all I do now as well. To be able to play and not have to drive to Kickapoo or Lake Charles has my interest.
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:23 PM   #4
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Yes casinos is all I do now as well. To be able to play and not have to drive to Kickapoo or Lake Charles has my interest.
I go to Shreveport for a week or so every other month for work so I get my poker fix in then. However, when the wife and kids are out sometimes I get the itch...
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:03 PM   #5
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Well they have legal poker rooms all over Austin now. No need to go out of State.

Anyone play in north Austin? Just wondering if I've been playing with any TBHers
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:06 PM   #6
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what are yall playing, $1-$2 nlhe? how much is the rake?
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:14 PM   #7
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what are yall playing, $1-$2 nlhe? how much is the rake?
1/2 nl or 2/5 nl is what I normally play. One of the rooms has a fee of $35 and you can play all night. Another one I looked at has an hour rate $10/hr for the chair. No rake and you are not allowed to tip. They have found a loop hole to make it legal.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:18 PM   #8
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$35 for a night is a great deal! if im not mistaken @ 2/5 thats only 7 big blinds for a session!!??

outstanding!
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:26 PM   #9
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$35 for a night is a great deal! if im not mistaken @ 2/5 thats only 7 big blinds for a session!!??

outstanding!
In Austin it's 9 or 10 per hour. BYOB. The loophole is because poker has always been legal in Texas as long as the house doesn't take a cut. So it's not a poker room. They are clubs you join and pay a rate to be in the club. This is why they usually have a couple pool tables and lounge area also.

It makes a HUGE difference when all the money stays on the table. Takes away the "can't beat the rake" saying.
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In Austin it's 9 or 10 per hour. BYOB. The loophole is because poker has always been legal in Texas as long as the house doesn't take a cut. So it's not a poker room. They are clubs you join and pay a rate to be in the club. This is why they usually have a couple pool tables and lounge area also.

It makes a HUGE difference when all the money stays on the table. Takes away the "can't beat the rake" saying.
thats a good deal was well. figured @ 20 hands per hour, its still only 2 bbs per hour.

normally an hour is 3 orbits, so it costs 3 bbs and 3 small blinds per hour to just sit and wait for aces.
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Old 06-03-2018, 12:53 AM   #11
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In Austin it's 9 or 10 per hour. BYOB. The loophole is because poker has always been legal in Texas as long as the house doesn't take a cut. So it's not a poker room. They are clubs you join and pay a rate to be in the club. This is why they usually have a couple pool tables and lounge area also.

It makes a HUGE difference when all the money stays on the table. Takes away the "can't beat the rake" saying.
Not legal....really. Check out TPC 47.02. Gambling is illegal in Texas. There is a defense to prosecution, but that doesn't mean you can't be arrested and prosecuted. It just means there's less chance of it.
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Old 06-03-2018, 12:58 AM   #12
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Not legal....really. Check out TPC 47.02. Gambling is illegal in Texas. There is a defense to prosecution, but that doesn't mean you can't be arrested and prosecuted. It just means there's less chance of it.
poker is not gambling. it is a game of skill. calling phil ivey lucky is like calling tom brady lucky. if its luck, no one gets to the top, and remains there long term.
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:53 AM   #13
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Well they have legal poker rooms all over Austin now. No need to go out of State.

Anyone play in north Austin? Just wondering if I've been playing with any TBHers
I would love to join a game. Where are these games being played?
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:49 AM   #14
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I would love to join a game. Where are these games being played?
I'll start an Austin poker room thread.

But for any big city just google card clubs.
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:27 AM   #15
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I wish they would put a room in at Lone Star Park. I heard awhile back that Winstar had bought the park and talk was they were going to do ooker. I never confirmed it though.

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Old 06-03-2018, 04:56 PM   #16
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I’m going to go check out Alamo card house tonight. It’s got the best reviews based on what I’ve heard.
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:37 PM   #17
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I play at SA card house often. Very nice and ran well
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Old 06-04-2018, 12:47 AM   #18
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Had a very good experience. The 1/2 played like a 2/5. Made $500 profit in 4 hour session. Had an armed security escort me to my truck. I will go back.
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Had a very good experience. The 1/2 played like a 2/5. Made $500 profit in 4 hour session. Had an armed security escort me to my truck. I will go back.
Nice!

How was crowd? And how many tables/players?
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:23 AM   #20
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Had a very good experience. The 1/2 played like a 2/5. Made $500 profit in 4 hour session. Had an armed security escort me to my truck. I will go back.
I’ve played at both SA cardhouse and Alamo... SA is by far my favorite.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:48 AM   #21
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How was crowd? And how many tables/players?
It was not a “country club” crowd by any means, but everyone was respectful. There were about 20 tables in the room. There was a tournament going on in the back and about 6-8 cash game tables going. Each table was either full or at least had 7 players.

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I’ve played at both SA cardhouse and Alamo... SA is by far my favorite.
I will have to check that one out as well. It would be a little closer to my house too.
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It was not a “country club” crowd by any means, but everyone was respectful. There were about 20 tables in the room. There was a tournament going on in the back and about 6-8 cash game tables going. Each table was either full or at least had 7 players.



I will have to check that one out as well. It would be a little closer to my house too.
From my brief experience, the players and dealers are nicer at SA. It’s also closer to my house and in a much nicer part of town.
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:39 PM   #23
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It was not a “country club” crowd by any means, but everyone was respectful. There were about 20 tables in the room. There was a tournament going on in the back and about 6-8 cash game tables going. Each table was either full or at least had 7 players.



I will have to check that one out as well. It would be a little closer to my house too.
You'll like SA card house. It's much nicer. The 1-2 usually plays like a 2-5. Good win! I use to play all the house games and these card houses have been really nice
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Old 06-04-2018, 06:11 PM   #24
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You'll like SA card house. It's much nicer. The 1-2 usually plays like a 2-5. Good win! I use to play all the house games and these card houses have been really nice
Glad to SA card house is nice, definitely going to hit it up soon.

I hear people say "plays like a 2-5" all the time... by this I assume you mean 15-20 to enter a hand. I find this pretty typical of a mature 1-3 table. Fresh tables will play a little more 1-3ey.
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:41 PM   #25
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Glad to SA card house is nice, definitely going to hit it up soon.

I hear people say "plays like a 2-5" all the time... by this I assume you mean 15-20 to enter a hand. I find this pretty typical of a mature 1-3 table. Fresh tables will play a little more 1-3ey.
Correct, average preflop raise is 12-20 usually. Majority of time it's always good action. Lots of bad players but also some good good players.
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