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Old 12-29-2016, 04:10 AM   #51
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How do you hear about all these things Clivestraddle? The Fish tank got raided wonder who is next hope not one of the clubs i play at
The poker world is the most gossipy business I have ever seen - I knew within hours (less than two) that it had happened. Also keep in mind that I basically sleep about 2 hours total per day (never over 30 min) and so I am pretty much around all the time. The odd thing is there were rumours of a break up coming.

Frankly they made a massive mistake that another game made less than a month ago - you don't hold a massive poker game (3 tables going all night long) in an expensive condo/complex - you are giving out pass codes - people are wandering around - basically if you lived on the premises would you want people wandering around all hours of the night - thats 30-50 people in and out on a given night.

If they had kept it at one private table - maybe twice a week - they could have gone on for years in the same location but bigger is better is not always so apparent.

BTW...THEY WERE NOT BUSTED - they were politely told to shut the game down for it probably violated the lease agreement of running a business on the premises - never mind the fact that the occupancy was far exceeded and I am sure that there were parking issues as well.

I played there once - way over my head for bankroll for it was really a 10/25 game (1/3 blinds) - I had 5k and knew that I was under bankrolled when I saw some of the biggest gambler's in Houston at the game. One in particular is one of the biggest "ballers" in houston and a legend himself - I don't think I could have carried enough money with an armor vehicle to outplay that player.

Probably one of the nicest setups I had seen in a long time - good people and good host and I am sure (and already heard) they will find a better place to play.

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Old 12-29-2016, 07:55 AM   #52
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Old 12-29-2016, 03:35 PM   #53
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why does fishtank always choose apartments as location? this is like the 5th or more time they moved. why not one of the commercial places in bellaire? they wont have compalining neighbors there. is this a marketing strategy?

no, i dont have plans of opening my own place.. lol.. i was just curious..
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:18 AM   #54
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Yesterday 1/9/17

Someone responded from Mint Poker Club VIA FB Messengers



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Old 01-10-2017, 08:14 PM   #55
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Put ed on mint and you get ever leaf poker new site.
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:15 PM   #56
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Yesterday 1/9/17

Someone responded from Mint Poker Club VIA FB Messengers



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If someone asked me about charges of a scam and I knew it was on a site....(and it was false ie I was innocent and had either resolved it or it was totally bs)

a - i would go to that site and find out exactly what I was being accused of
b - If there was some misunderstanding - I would post all relevant facts of how the situation was/is being resolved
c - Confront those that have accused me (we have that right under the "court of opinion"
d - And assure that this was either an event that never happened or an event that got out of control / misunderstanding and make sure that my integrity was clean

So far on the site we have seen
a - "a superb owl" event - they have been warned of this before to not use the trademarked name - that disappeared from the site
b - A Phil Hellmuth event - that also has disappeared and tweets to Helmuth have gone unanswered (who ever would think PH would turn down a chance to advertise his "presence amongst us mortals"
c - now a 6-8 week delay due to construction (I have seen the location - it is about the cleanest room I have seen and all it needs is tables and a counter put down and it is ready to go...It will take longer to make chips than to get that room ready.....

Well - instead we get an evasive answer that does not address the accusation....

I would love to see a legal poker club in Webster - it would cut down my Louisiana travel time and make for a competitive ground for more players to come out and play - lets face it - with 3.1 million people in Houston...15 tables isn't gonna cover the market if this club idea gets going.

Nuff said?...I thought so
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:02 AM   #57
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Come on Michael - here is your chance to shine and shut everyone up and put this thread to rest
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Old 01-21-2017, 06:03 PM   #58
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crickets for 10 days
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Old 01-22-2017, 08:26 AM   #59
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no more FB messages either
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Old 01-22-2017, 08:48 AM   #60
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He has been promoting...prices have changed constantly...
$100 vip pass...went to $9 ..went to next 1000 free....
seems there is a day charge...a monthly charge and an hrly charge...might as well just go to the highest raked game at this point
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:24 AM   #61
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When pressed to answer these accusations.....the posts on FB are deleted - glad this thread won't be
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Old 01-22-2017, 11:36 AM   #62
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whattup clive! good to see you're still thriving.
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Old 01-22-2017, 02:30 PM   #63
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Michael just posted about Mint Poker and it's opening yesterday on Facebook. It links to their main page - http://mintpokerclubs.com/

The FB post said the "Grand Opening" will now be March 1 (was originally supposed to be Super Bowl weekend). Offering free one month memberships to try it out the first month. They want you to give them your name and e-mail and say a VIP host will contact you.
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:22 PM   #64
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If you're looking for that special event call us at (713) 999-1965 and speak to one of our Event Managers
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Old 01-23-2017, 12:03 AM   #65
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there are close to 3 million people in Houston - plenty of room - but - lets get back to the question of the reports of several times that people were not paid

I have been in this business for 20 years and I have seen them come and seen them go
I can say that the town of Webster is not gonna have a 24 hr poker operation in their town

I posted to give Mr Eakmann a chance to refute these accusations so that this thread can be put to rest
When challenged on facebook over issues - the thread it is attached to is deleted by mint poker
If one is innocent or falsely accused - wouldn't you want to set the record straight

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If you're looking for that special event call us at (713) 999-1965 and speak to one of our Event Managers
odd that you were the one that started this thread - are you an employee or representative of the organization?

A daily membership of $20 and $10/hr isnt exactly gonna be a massive savings of a normal $10/hand max rake and $10/hr to play a tournament just is unheard of.

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Old 01-23-2017, 12:41 AM   #66
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If you're looking for that special event call us at (713) 999-1965 and speak to one of our Event Managers
Yep, still the same phone number as the alleged scam charity Aces and Angels
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Old 01-23-2017, 12:46 AM   #67
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i will humble retract my posts if Mr Eakmann will come forth - even in another forum of how he has resolved all these reports (there are several)

Mr Eakmann messed up in Houston before in or about 2005 with a Phil Hellmuth Event (Aces and Angels) and the local authorities had to shut it down due to the fact he did not research the conditions he could operate under.

The LAST thing that the Houston poker scene is another scandal adding to the mistrust of the general public to poker club operators.
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Old 01-23-2017, 07:57 PM   #68
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$10/hr to play a tournament just is unheard of.
Also LOL at starting MEGA STACK and DEEP STACK tourneys at 8:00 PM. And it looks like 20 minute levels, with 10 minute breaks every hour, gotta stretch that time, get those rentals. Also 30 minute dinner break after 9 levels. So 30 minute dinner break at 11:20 PM, including on the Sunday night tourney, gee thanks!!
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:02 PM   #69
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Also LOL at starting MEGA STACK and DEEP STACK tourneys at 8:00 PM. And it looks like 20 minute levels, with 10 minute breaks every hour, gotta stretch that time, get those rentals. Also 30 minute dinner break after 9 levels. So 30 minute dinner break at 11:20 PM, including on the Sunday night tourney, gee thanks!!
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:07 AM   #70
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there are close to 3 million people in Houston - plenty of room - but - lets get back to the question of the reports of several times that people were not paid

I have been in this business for 20 years and I have seen them come and seen them go
I can say that the town of Webster is not gonna have a 24 hr poker operation in their town

I posted to give Mr Eakmann a chance to refute these accusations so that this thread can be put to rest
When challenged on facebook over issues - the thread it is attached to is deleted by mint poker
If one is innocent or falsely accused - wouldn't you want to set the record straight



odd that you were the one that started this thread - are you an employee or representative of the organization?
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What kind of dumb ass question is that?

I am the one who started this investigation and did all the back ground work.

I posted the number from their website.
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:16 AM   #71
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If you're looking for that special event call us at (713) 999-1965 and speak to one of OUR Event Managers

My apologies - I read the above sentence and the bolded portion made me think that was a statement rather than a posting of what was on his site..........

I am 59 and oldzheimer's doesn't run in my family....IT GALLOPS...lol
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:14 PM   #72
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If you're looking for that special event call us at (713) 999-1965 and speak to one of OUR Event Managers

My apologies - I read the above sentence and the bolded portion made me think that was a statement rather than a posting of what was on his site..........

I am 59 and oldzheimer's doesn't run in my family....IT GALLOPS...lol
You did absolutely nothing wrong. It's not your fault the dip**** doesn't know how to post quotes and then still seems completely oblivious to the fact that he made a posting error after reading your response.

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there are close to 3 million people in Houston
6.5 Million in the greater Houston area. 2.1 Million in the city of Houston.
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:23 PM   #73
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You did absolutely nothing wrong. It's not your fault the dip**** doesn't know how to post quotes and then still seems completely oblivious to the fact that he made a posting error after reading your response.



6.5 Million in the greater Houston area. 2.1 Million in the city of Houston.
The words - I'm sorry....I was wrong - comes easier as you get older - Mistakes can and often are made and frankly one realizes that everyone has the right to their views and opinions - that is why we have discussions to let us express them

you are correct - the greater houston area is mega huge but frankly I don't think anyone will need that many tables to cover even 0.1% of that market
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:25 AM   #74
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Is it just me, did the count down on their website just add another 30 days?

Now they are saying April for the open.
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:44 AM   #75
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Is it just me, did the count down on their website just add another 30 days?

Now they are saying April for the open.
Now Im beginning to think this is a data mining trap...lol...conspiracies abound

I have posted in facebook in no less than a dozen groups an alert about this organizations HOWEVER I also post for Mr Eakmann has the chance to come forward and explain the reports on the internet.

So far the only ones coming forward are more people reporting the same behaviour and negative reports of dealing with him.

NOT ONE PERSON has come forward refuting the claims or even someone reporting a favorable report on this person.

The internet is a powerful tool - it discovers TOOLS and hopefully nobody does get ripped off in this - I will continue to do everything in my power to make life and business uncomfortable for those that will seek to do bad things to the poker community at large. On the opposite side - I am the first to promote and defend those I know are good people and mean to do good things.
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