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Old 06-03-2018, 08:57 AM   #1
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Anyone play poker at one of the poker clubs in Austin area?

These are not illegal house games. They are actually business, mostly leased in strip centers.

Texas Card House
The Lodge (I play here the most)
Full House Card Room

Look them up. No rake but you pay a club membership hourly rate to be inside which is usually 8-10 per hour. I believe all are BYOB and must be 21.
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:14 PM   #2
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No one? Or are you playing poker right now?
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Old 06-03-2018, 05:01 PM   #3
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Planning a home game for this Saturday... No rake, not illegal.
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:05 PM   #4
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Planning a home game for this Saturday... No rake, not illegal.
I've known of and played in lots of home games. Never heard of one getting busted in the last 15 years.

So home games with rakes may be illegal but the law ignores them from what I see. We even had a LEO or two playing in a few of them.

And a couple got robbed over the years and nothing was ever even said to owner about it being illegal. With the new business where poker is highly visible as being legal they should really not care about home games at all.
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:29 PM   #5
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what happened to the comments in this thread..weird.
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Old 06-03-2018, 07:40 PM   #6
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This is not the San Antonio Poker thread. I started an Austin thread.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:32 PM   #7
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Naaaaa......
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:45 PM   #8
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I'm all in. Just kidding
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:41 AM   #9
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I'm all in. Just kidding
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:42 AM   #10
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Where do you get the extra money for poker? Government assistance?



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Old 06-04-2018, 08:35 AM   #11
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Where do you get the extra money for poker? Government assistance?



Hi Rat!
Yep, from my welfare check. And then since I've never worked a day in my life I also claim social security and use that money also

Plus I stand on the intersection corner and my sign reads "I suck at poker, now I'm hungry" I mean being a gambler is a mental disease so people should feel sorry for me and donate money.
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Old 04-03-2021, 04:06 AM   #12
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When I was in Austin, all we could do was play little games right at my house. We gathered 5-8 people and had a good time playing poker with a cigar and a good whiskey. None of us wanted to get involved with an illegal business, even though we'd heard about it in Austin. When we couldn't get together, I often played at mobilewins.co.uk, as it was a good substitute for what we did together. I don't know how it is now since I left Austin about six months ago. It will be cool if they change something in this because I plan to go back there in a few months.

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Old 04-03-2021, 07:24 AM   #13
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Poker games are fine until the neighbors get involved is my experience. Just words of advice. Mke sure your guests are courteous as far as parking. Dont litter in anyones yard. Should never have a problem. Of course some folks have Karen the Maskhole neighbor and she is calling 911 anyway. And LE has to respond when someone calls 911.
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Old 04-03-2021, 07:51 AM   #14
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I have never heard of a “home game getting busted”. That’s got to be comical.
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Old 04-03-2021, 07:54 AM   #15
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Most home games are gone now that there are the clubs where you an play poker.
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Old 04-03-2021, 07:57 AM   #16
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Ive had to respond. Go clear up parking issues and mostly just tell the owner he is gonna have to plan around his nosy neighbor but that was about it.
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Old 04-03-2021, 08:40 AM   #17
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I hit them up a lot when they started in San Antonio but now the hourly chair rental is up to 12 an hour I believe. It’s very hard to have a good session at lower stakes
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Old 04-03-2021, 08:47 AM   #18
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I've known of and played in lots of home games. Never heard of one getting busted in the last 15 years.

So home games with rakes may be illegal but the law ignores them from what I see. We even had a LEO or two playing in a few of them.

And a couple got robbed over the years and nothing was ever even said to owner about it being illegal. With the new business where poker is highly visible as being legal they should really not care about home games at all.
A friend of mine got shot while playing in one of these games. He had stepped into the bathroom and while he was in there the robbers came in. Him being unaware of what was going on came up on them and suprised them after he was returning to the game. They shot him in the chest. RIP Donald.
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Old 04-03-2021, 08:51 AM   #19
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I play at Texas Card House in Dallas.

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Old 04-03-2021, 09:54 AM   #20
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I have a family member who plays underground games a few places in Austin. He's been in a game when the place was robbed. One of them has security 24/7.
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Old 04-03-2021, 02:53 PM   #21
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Been wondering about these since the one open on Williams drive in Georgetown. Been many years since I last played a game. May have to go check one out.
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