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Old 09-15-2018, 03:36 PM   #1101
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Re: Membership-Based Poker in Texas

good review and good suggestions
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:51 PM   #1102
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Re: Membership-Based Poker in Texas

Any idea how many clubs in HOU/AUS/SAT?

One source tells me by his count, 17/5/7 but that may be a little low. Maybe a club directory would be useful because you can't find these places (I haven't checked recently, maybe a couple are right now) on Bravo.
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:36 AM   #1103
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Re: Membership-Based Poker in Texas

try poker atlas app

for the most part houston has had approx 18 clubs disappear....
at this point about 5 are very active - about 4 have 1/2 tables daily
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Old 09-19-2018, 12:49 AM   #1104
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Re: Membership-Based Poker in Texas

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Any idea how many clubs in HOU/AUS/SAT?

One source tells me by his count, 17/5/7 but that may be a little low. Maybe a club directory would be useful because you can't find these places (I haven't checked recently, maybe a couple are right now) on Bravo.
San Antonio has way more than 7 poker clubs - it's more like 15. Most struggle to get more than 1 or 2 tables though. Rounders and Alamo battle for 2nd most cash games and SA Card House has the most (including some veryyyy juicy Congress games).
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Old Today, 06:45 AM   #1105
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Re: Membership-Based Poker in Texas

Texas poker players have been treated much like a child that wanted to eat ice cream every meal of the day

We have fought and fought to make poker legal in the state and for the last year we have been given all the ice cream we wanted.

Now (this is even more pronounced in Houston) - we have tournaments every single day - last night a club that had planned for months a $200 tourney with $100 bounties had 30 players show up - the total take for the house was $50 per century plus $10 door so $1800. This is in a city with nearly 3 million people.

Room after room opens up but if you look at the total number of tables running any single night over a period of months - we are seeing an every increasing decline in the total number of people playing.

This is because the individual rooms are just sucking more and more money out of the community. This will continue until there are not enough players to go around and the rooms will start to fail being unable to make a profit. Once that happens there will be another cliff in which there will be one or two major contenders left and then the "grand experiment" will come to its eventual conclusion.

We saw this same thing happen with bar poker - bit by bit people will find another venue or passion to occupy their time and spend their money on. Frankly it might be sports betting - it might be Virtual Reality games for that is the next untapped audience of younger players. As the player base grows older - they grow a tad wiser (or broke).

So enjoy that 1000th plate of ice cream - what...you want more vegetables?
(smiles).
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