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Old 04-27-2017, 06:04 AM   #126
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i sent a message too to bigruk - he did reply but has not texted me back as i asked him
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:15 AM   #127
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A wise post. This is probably a good strat regardless of the owner's history. Plenty of sketchy people (and just plain incompetence) in the poker industry. Looking back on UB/FTP, it's mind-blowing how trustworthy we were in parking thousands of dollars overseas with unregulated strangers. But, hey, no one ever thought UB players would get paid so I suppose even Michael Eakman might pay the $10k he owes me someday. I've made many attempts to reach him over the past few years to no avail, so if anyone plans on playing at his club, shoot me a PM - would be great so have a contact or two in Houston.
Whats stopping you from taking that plane you are on and visiting Mint Poker with an attorney on opening day? 10k is a chunk of change & worth the trip imho.

Why havent attornies already been involved if you dont mind me asking?

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Old 04-27-2017, 06:18 PM   #128
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im offering to pay the plane fare if it happens on the opening night
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Old 04-28-2017, 03:01 AM   #129
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This is exactly why I created this thread.

There are two very obvious shill accounts posting in this thread.
I hope you aren't thinking my account is "shill" because I posted some photo's and such. All I'm trying to do is give anyone who is interested some information on what I know and have seen. I'm not telling anyone to visit or not to visit, that's something each player would need to think of and decide for themselves. I haven't even been in the place yet myself and haven't decided yet if I'll start playing there. Even if I do, it certainly wouldn't be a for a big game or tournament.
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Old 04-28-2017, 03:26 AM   #130
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At one point I was thinking that the person that said that he had not been paid for a tournament was false - but even if he was just stirring up trouble - there are too many others that have said the same thing.

I am sure that Michael Eakman has seen these posts and among the others posted all over Facebook and Yelp and yet he has not come forward to dispute them.
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:49 AM   #131
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I am pretty positive I sent you a pm a long time ago, when I created this thread.
Just checked inbox. Not seeing anything from Justification

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i sent a message too to bigruk - he did reply but has not texted me back as i asked him
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Whats stopping you from taking that plane you are on and visiting Mint Poker with an attorney on opening day? 10k is a chunk of change & worth the trip imho.

Why havent attornies already been involved if you dont mind me asking?
This isn't Apple vs Samsung. It's small claims. If you know a lawyer who'd be willing to work for pennies, I might be interested.

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I am sure that Michael Eakman has seen these posts and among the others posted all over Facebook and Yelp and yet he has not come forward to dispute them.
The one thing he tried to dispute was him not paying the body-painted girls at the Playboy Mansion. His argument was that they were drunk and unprofessional, which is simply hilarious. The girls were lovely, posed for pictures, etc. Spoke with the owner about a year ago and he still hadn't been paid.
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Old 04-28-2017, 10:01 AM   #132
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This is a case of principles - I would be happy to have you come out with summons in hand to present him in front of the opening night crowd with cameras.
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Old 04-28-2017, 10:10 AM   #133
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This isn't Apple vs Samsung. It's small claims. If you know a lawyer who'd be willing to work for pennies, I might be interested.
Ok 1 moar...

If in fact you consider $10k "pennies", then why even waste time posting about such an inconsequential amount?

Also, Im pretty sure at most you would be paying 5k for a decent local attorney to wrap up this petty squable over pocket change

...5k profit

... plane ride has already been donated back thread...

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Old 04-28-2017, 10:14 AM   #134
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Ok 1 moar...

If in fact you consider $10k "pennies", then why even waste time posting about such an inconsquential amount?
You misread. I was saying the lawyer would have to work for pennies to justify hiring one for a small claims case. Small claims are generally settled without lawyers if I'm not mistaken. Lawyers are expensive.
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Old 04-28-2017, 05:17 PM   #135
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This guy sounds amazing....How he can wake up and look himself in the mirror is a mystery to me.
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:03 PM   #136
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You misread. I was saying the lawyer would have to work for pennies to justify hiring one for a small claims case. Small claims are generally settled without lawyers if I'm not mistaken. Lawyers are expensive.
10k is above small claims limit in Texas besides a lawyer would sue for the 10 K plus Attorney fees. He would make far more than pennies.
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:07 PM   #137
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bigruk contacted me this morning..i am posting a challenge on FB to come forward
posted in no less than 20 poker groups
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:01 AM   #138
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10k is above small claims limit in Texas besides a lawyer would sue for the 10 K plus Attorney fees. He would make far more than pennies.


10k is exactly the small claims limit in Texas.
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:48 AM   #139
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10k is exactly the small claims limit in Texas.
It used to far less and you can't add Attorney fees onto the 10K in small claims.
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:50 PM   #140
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Just checked inbox. Not seeing anything from Justification



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This isn't Apple vs Samsung. It's small claims. If you know a lawyer who'd be willing to work for pennies, I might be interested.



The one thing he tried to dispute was him not paying the body-painted girls at the Playboy Mansion. His argument was that they were drunk and unprofessional, which is simply hilarious. The girls were lovely, posed for pictures, etc. Spoke with the owner about a year ago and he still hadn't been paid.
LOL
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:52 PM   #141
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Listen... if the guy behind this is a scumbag then **** this guy. All I'm saying is there seem to be legit attempts to get live poker in TX going and as a trend it's a good thing and something we should appreciate. If this particular guy is ****, fine, there will be another operator.
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:59 PM   #142
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Listen... if the guy behind this is a scumbag then **** this guy. All I'm saying is there seem to be legit attempts to get live poker in TX going and as a trend it's a good thing and something we should appreciate. If this particular guy is ****, fine, there will be another operator.
ABSOLUTELY AGREE

the premise is a warning against this particular person.....not the format or intention of the club and IF HE COMES FORWARD AND RESOLVES THESE ISSUES..I WILL 100% ENDORSE HIS CLUB
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Old 05-02-2017, 07:50 PM   #143
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Thank you clivestraddle for notifying me of this podcast:

http://www.podcastarena.com/theblitz/

05/02/2017 The Blitz Hour 1

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(29:28) Podcast host:

There's a lot of stuff out there on the internet about you, specifically on forums and stuff, and people keep sending me this stuff, and frankly I've been ripped on forums before too so, uh, what is all that about, and what, if you could just address that

(29:43) Michael Eakman:

Well, we've done hundreds of charity events over the last, uh, 25 years, we've been producing celebrity poker tournaments for the last dozen and there was a couple of illegal game runners from here in Houston that, uh, kinda started putting things... they've cut down our... they don't like the chips, they don't like the trees, um, but we've just, we've learned a long time ago we just don't respond to that kind of thing and we'll just, uh, ya know, we've given away free memberships, let people come out, and they can make the decision for themselves, whether they like the structure, um, ya know if I was running an illegal game I'd be kind of scared too, so, we just encourage everybody that plays poker to come on out and give it a try and if they enjoy the room it's going to be a first class space on the water in Clear Lake and, uh, I think it's something that everybody's going to enjoy
Absolutely unintelligible. Listen to it yourself.
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:50 PM   #144
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Later in the podcast, he says they decided to cap the seat fee for tournaments at $20. I'm going to sign up for the free 1 month membership and check it out.
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:11 PM   #145
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Later in the podcast, he says they decided to cap the seat fee for tournaments at $20. I'm going to sign up for the free 1 month membership and check it out.
of course you need to add the daily fee....and the monthly fee after your free month members (but not daily fee) expires
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Old 05-03-2017, 07:10 PM   #146
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I just noticed this thread and live 5 minutes away from the club. When I get back in town on the 16th I will check it out and report back, if it is still open.

I do worry about giving my credit card info though...
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:37 AM   #147
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They dont like the trees? What in the wide wide world of sports is he talking about? Let eveyone else be guinea pigs before I venture over. No way am I giving him credit card info.
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Old 05-04-2017, 02:24 AM   #148
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Anyone able to take an spread sheet and convert it to a webpage (I will need a free web page area that I can park it)
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Old 05-04-2017, 02:32 AM   #149
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Anyone able to take an spread sheet and convert it to a webpage (I will need a free web page area that I can park it)
https://www.google.com/docs/about/
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:04 AM   #150
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of course you need to add the daily fee....and the monthly fee after your free month members (but not daily fee) expires
There is no daily fee on top of the membership fee of $10 daily, $49 monthly or $490 annually. $20 seat fee for tourneys, $5/half hour for cash games
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