Hi everyone, I've been running a 25NL and 50NL college poker club for about 8 months so far. I've had a great time hosting the club ever since the beginning. So far we have about 15 regulars coming to my weekly 9 max game. However, as more players have been increasing, so has the spectrum of skill level. Which presents my first problem.
I don't host the games at my house, but a fellow buddy of mines, who first introduced me to NL. I only played limit at the casinos prior, and looked up to his aggressive style. Lately in the past 2 months, he's been kicking people(3) out of the club, noticeably those who stacked him tremendously. He would give me a BS excuse as to why he doesn't want them to come anymore. Since the beginning, I've even outpaced him and all the regulars in skill, with a huge profit. Compared to fish, I see them as tadpoles to be brutally honest. These guys are my friends, and I welcome the new blood. But what do I do if he doesn't want anymore new players coming?
I feel that this isn't fair for those who also have a great attraction to the game like myself. I enjoyed the company of those who actually did seem to be challenging, yet as nice as these tough players are, he refuses to invite them back. Since I host the game, but it's not my house, is there anyway I could overcome this by bringing these players back?
However, my profit goes towards beer and new decks. Basically I'm charging myself a $25 rake every week, 1 BI. These days with so many more players, I rarely get to play, since I'm running the game and inadvertently dealing, or else the game would go for 5 hands/hour. It also doesn't help when no one tips me
. Is there a way I can implement a rake system? I was thinking something along the lines of an all in pot $15+, I could rake a percentage. Honestly, I'm clueless in this area, so I'm welcome to any suggestions. I'm doing this for the sake of running the game without having to reach into my own pockets anymore.
Any input is appreciated, thanks!