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Old 07-06-2017, 12:00 AM   #26
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Re: Home Poker Games in Poker Rooms in Texas

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I Live in Tomball, TX and I have only played at Lone Star Card House in Houston (Conroe). I am interested in checking out Mint Poker Room but that is a drive for me. I recently heard about Awesome Poker and Just heard about Vintage Park Poker opening soon. Vintage Park is 5 min from me so that is exciting.

I live about 5 minutes from Vantage Park as well.
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Old 07-08-2017, 12:10 PM   #27
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I played at Mint poker 4 times last week. Played 1/3 with no max buy-in. Overall the action was very good. I would also add that overall the players were decent. I booked 3 winning sessions and had one where I lost about 200 bucks...
How many tables were they running?
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Old 07-10-2017, 12:42 AM   #28
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How many tables were they running?

I was there this weekend as well and they had 5 tables going. Most of the time they seem to have at least 3 going.
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Old 07-11-2017, 04:32 PM   #29
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Re: Home Poker Games in Poker Rooms in Texas

TCH North is beautiful as already mentioned. Rivals many Vegas card rooms I've played in.
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Old 07-12-2017, 02:55 AM   #30
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Another new club is open in North Houston/spring area.Opening July 21st.

www.vintageparkpokerclub.com
Apparently HEB complained already so they are already looking for a new spot already. They have yet to open..
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:37 AM   #31
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Re: Home Poker Games in Poker Rooms in Texas

Vintage Poker is now Post Oak Poker Club

https://www.postoakpokerclub.com/
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:55 AM   #32
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Re: Home Poker Games in Poker Rooms in Texas

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Vintage Poker is now Post Oak Poker Club

https://www.postoakpokerclub.com/
That sucks not so close to me any more
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:13 AM   #33
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Uh oh. PostOak is a lot more convenient, and has the benefit of (afaik) not being run by a known scammer. Would appreciate any trip reports and the like. Doesn't look like they have a functional mailing list yet.
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:36 AM   #34
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That is some expensive real estate. I guess that's the reason for the higher fees. $15 daily membership fee and $15/hr seat charge. Even so, I'll definitely check it as it looks nice and is very convenient.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:28 AM   #35
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Re: Home Poker Games in Poker Rooms in Texas

That price is fairly ludicrous. Have fun beating a 1/3 that's clawing $150/hr+ off the table.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:09 AM   #36
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I don't know how these places operate: do you prepay each half hour? Do they come by the table, but you cannot pay with chips (I would assume that paying with chips would make it indistinguishable from rake).

In any case, my understanding is that they are clawing the money from the pockets of the players, not off the table. Which, while it comes from the same ultimate source, is a pretty big difference, right?
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:37 AM   #37
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Re: Home Poker Games in Poker Rooms in Texas

At Plano you give them your ID when you get there, and when you cash out or leave you pay the fees.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:32 AM   #38
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In any case, my understanding is that they are clawing the money from the pockets of the players, not off the table. Which, while it comes from the same ultimate source, is a pretty big difference, right?
Stack depth is pretty much the same as any raked game I've played in for pretty much all these places, if that's what you mean. Functionally it's the same, but yes strictly speaking it is not.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:01 PM   #39
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No, what I mean is that, when you win a $100 pot, you pull in $100. You don't pull in $87 and slide a $1 tip to the dealer.

Stack depth should stay a *little* deeper, a *little* longer.

Don't get me wrong: $15 an hour seems very high. I'm pretty sure, though, it's roughly equivalent to the rake paid in many games. And, significantly less than the rake paid in larger games/pots (many of the games pulled in 5% - 10% per pot; those are %, not dollar signs--rake was essentially _as much as you could grab without the players complaining_).
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:06 PM   #40
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At Plano you give them your ID when you get there, and when you cash out or leave you pay the fees.
That sounds like a recipe for trouble after someone loses all his money at the table.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:18 PM   #41
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That price is fairly ludicrous. Have fun beating a 1/3 that's clawing $150/hr+ off the table.
I would agree if it's a typical 1/3 game with a 300 max buy in. But the trend now is more and more 1/3 are no max buy in so the game plays much bigger. Now with that said I think they will most likely have to scale the hourly fee back to 10 bucks an hour which is on par with all the other places.
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Old 07-18-2017, 04:33 AM   #42
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Re: Home Poker Games in Poker Rooms in Texas

I've been playing at Mint Poker a couple times a week and i honestly love the place. Lots of customers any given night. Only a few problems i see from what all other places are saying is that were allowed to tip dealers and staff anytime. also everyone including employees lets us take chips of the table for tips and Hourly chips, hell i even see guys going south with chips regularly. Ive asked the staff on numerous occasions and well according to owner he says he cant tell us what to do with our own money. Also the rules seem to always change on that and when i ask anyone they say well we're a new club. Shouldnt those rules have been set in stone before any hand dealt in the place. Thats only issue i have about the place and i can live with the adjustments. I wonder what other clubs policies are on chips being removed from table or being allowed to pocket chips anytime
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Old 07-19-2017, 12:47 PM   #43
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Re: Home Poker Games in Poker Rooms in Texas

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That price is fairly ludicrous. Have fun beating a 1/3 that's clawing $150/hr+ off the table.
My observation is that most everyone at Mint mentally budgets $ towards their (i) playing chips, (ii) time chips, (iii) tip tokens. As a result, there is ZERO rake or house claw on (i) at any time...
...recently people have started paying for $5 time chips with their stack...
...but even then, that is different from clawing it from the middle

The economics of Mint should be look at your direct cost = $10/day + $10/hr or ~$50 for 4 hour session
@ 25 hands per hour (conservatively)
= 100 hands or $0.50 per hand

... from that point it's up to you on if you can manage to cover $50 over a 4 hour session based on (a) number of hands you play, (b) your edge to win pot, (c) average pot size

Any thoughts? From me it seems like a player favorable configuration, but perhaps I am missing something...
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:00 PM   #44
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Re: Home Poker Games in Poker Rooms in Texas

@jwebbtx1836, I think your assessment is correct with a couple of concerns

* I believe (but I don't even play a lawyer on TV) that players paying time and/or tipping out of their stacks moves these rooms from grey area to clearly illegal.

* Mint has some reputation issues related to the moral character of its owner that you have to decide for yourself about.

* Places like PostOak, that are insinuating a $15/day; $15/hour are probably edging towards economically unfavorable, but it's up to the market to force them out of business if so.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:49 PM   #45
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* I believe (but I don't even play a lawyer on TV) that players paying time and/or tipping out of their stacks moves these rooms from grey area to clearly illegal.

* Mint has some reputation issues related to the moral character of its owner that you have to decide for yourself about.
It is/was just a matter of time before one room's stupid **** brings a hammer down on places across the state.
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Old Yesterday, 11:16 AM   #46
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Re: Home Poker Games in Poker Rooms in Texas

Looks like the Post Oak Poker Club is going to open by the end of the month. The fees are posted on thier website. And unlike any other texas room they actually posted thier tournament structures and payouts on thier website. From the pictures and the website these guys may be worth checking out.

https://www.postoakpokerclub.com/tournaments
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