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Old 12-05-2018, 12:17 AM   #1201
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Re: Membership-Based Poker in Texas

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Sam Houston Card club already out of business. “Until the new year” they say.
Not a surprise, never had any tables going when I checked Poker Atlas
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:17 PM   #1202
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Word at Prime last night is they had a meeting with dealers to tell them starting Monday they are cutting their hourly pay in half. Dealers aren’t happy (although they appear to be doing well with tips). Any dealers that read this thread have any more info. Place was packed to the gills so not an issue with their business.
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:34 PM   #1203
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i have a copy of the letter attached to their paychecks ...contact me on FB if you want a copy
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:54 PM   #1204
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They are getting tips? Well then it makes sense that their pay is cut in half. Also would make sense for law enforcement to shut them down. Very exciting news!
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:57 PM   #1205
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there are so many ways to circumvent that aspect - i don't expect the "grey police" to come in take action - for now the whole thing is grey and until they make a definitive court case I don't expect anything to change
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:23 PM   #1206
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They are getting tips? Well then it makes sense that their pay is cut in half. Also would make sense for law enforcement to shut them down. Very exciting news!
They're not getting tipped with chips *price is right horns*
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:25 PM   #1207
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They are getting tips? Well then it makes sense that their pay is cut in half. Also would make sense for law enforcement to shut them down. Very exciting news!
They are tipped with cash that is not in play. Not allowed to tip with chips (at Prime)
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:58 PM   #1208
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So rather than having hourly fees a room could just charge a pot scooping fee, variable based on the size of the pot.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:02 AM   #1209
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So rather than having hourly fees a room could just charge a pot scooping fee, variable based on the size of the pot.
Any fee charged to collect winnings in a hand would be rake, no?
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:29 AM   #1210
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its called "tongue in cheek" comment..lol
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:38 AM   #1211
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In July 2018 the AG declined to give an opinion on private, social, card clubs in Texas. Counselor Paxton mentioned that Texas Card House in Austin and a similar operation in San Antonio were involved in a lawsuit. Has this lawsuit been in front of a judge yet? If not, has a court case been set?
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:24 PM   #1212
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the issue regarding the suit which was the fact texas card house was charging an hourly fee for tournaments - texas card house has stopped the practice so now i think it is a mute point
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Old 12-13-2018, 02:42 PM   #1213
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the issue regarding the suit which was the fact texas card house was charging an hourly fee for tournaments - texas card house has stopped the practice so now i think it is a mute point
whether they are silent or not, I have no real idea since I don't pay that much attention to chatter...however, whether it becomes a MOOT point remains to be seen.

To the question about whether the case is still pending in Travis County, yes, it is still 'active' although not with much actual activity.

The last document was the attorney vacation letter that was filed in November and prior to that was the Original Answer that had been filed during the first week of August.
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Old 12-14-2018, 01:59 PM   #1214
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, whether it becomes a MOOT point remains to be seen.
I don't know clive other than he's been running games for over 20 years but I'm pretty sure that was tongue in cheek
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Old 12-15-2018, 03:58 PM   #1215
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I recently talked to a guy that said he is going to open a club in El Paso. He didn't seem to care that clubs in DFW were getting shut down even though he knew people were losing their asses.
There were, at one point in 2018, 3 membership card rooms in El Paso. House of Kings seems to be doing the best (I have no affiliation but I have been there. If people are in the area they should check it out. Usually it's 2-3 tables of 1-2 or sometimes Omaha or round of each. They have some tournaments. Membership fee + $10/hr to play.
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:23 AM   #1216
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I don't know clive other than he's been running games for over 20 years but I'm pretty sure that was tongue in cheek
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Old 12-17-2018, 07:04 PM   #1217
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I heard the Poker Club at West Houston has now started allowing dealer tips with playing chips as well as cash and the old tipping chips. Not sure why.
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:04 PM   #1218
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I heard the Poker Club at West Houston has now started allowing dealer tips with playing chips as well as cash and the old tipping chips. Not sure why.
If true, it sounds like they are just stupid enough to want to invite prosecution. On rare occasion, you will see an entity that tries to force the hand of a Legislature by highlighting an issue in need of statutory change but THIS would NOT be a good way to go about it with respect to poker.
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:33 PM   #1219
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Re: Membership-Based Poker in Texas

Just heard from a player that a player was followed home from Prime (assumed he was followed but can't 100% know for sure) and robbed in his driveway in Katy. Was getting out of his car and getting something out of his back seat when he heard someone behind him. Turned around and it was a guy with a mask on and taser. Robber tasered him and then kicked and beat him up once he was on the ground. Stole his wallet(all cash and credit cards). He had left Prime and drove straight home with no stops. This was at around 11 pm on a Sunday night(happened about 3 to 4 weeks back so surprised nothing had been posted about it). He was playing in the 15/30 HiLo game. Guy told the player that told me the story that he is never going back to one of those places and is scared since the robber knows where he lives and has all his info. He also lives in a gated community so that is weird that he wouldn't have noticed someone following him in but if you aren't looking for that type of thing I can see how you may not notice someone following you.

Be careful out there peeps! If you are playing at one of these places(or any underground room as well) make sure you are aware of your surroundings and make sure you aren't being followed.

Any other players hear about this? Got the guys name but don't want to post it for his privacy.
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:20 PM   #1220
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surely there was a police report......
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:53 PM   #1221
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where would u suggest $1-2 or $1-3 PLO for someone visiting the area? $5-5 PLO is way too high. either high or hilow.
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:37 PM   #1222
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where would u suggest $1-2 or $1-3 PLO for someone visiting the area? $5-5 PLO is way too high. either high or hilow.
Either El Paso or Beaumont
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:41 PM   #1223
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Any news in Dallas/ft Worth area? New rooms? Court hearings? Anyone trying?
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Old 12-19-2018, 12:20 AM   #1224
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where would u suggest $1-2 or $1-3 PLO for someone visiting the area? $5-5 PLO is way too high. either high or hilow.
PLO at any level is a bankroll buster
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Old 12-19-2018, 12:22 AM   #1225
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Just heard from a player that a player was followed home from Prime (assumed he was followed but can't 100% know for sure) and robbed in his driveway in Katy. Was getting out of his car and getting something out of his back seat when he heard someone behind him. Turned around and it was a guy with a mask on and taser. Robber tasered him and then kicked and beat him up once he was on the ground. Stole his wallet(all cash and credit cards). He had left Prime and drove straight home with no stops. This was at around 11 pm on a Sunday night(happened about 3 to 4 weeks back so surprised nothing had been posted about it). He was playing in the 15/30 HiLo game. Guy told the player that told me the story that he is never going back to one of those places and is scared since the robber knows where he lives and has all his info. He also lives in a gated community so that is weird that he wouldn't have noticed someone following him in but if you aren't looking for that type of thing I can see how you may not notice someone following you.

Be careful out there peeps! If you are playing at one of these places(or any underground room as well) make sure you are aware of your surroundings and make sure you aren't being followed.

Any other players hear about this? Got the guys name but don't want to post it for his privacy.
I say impossible and credible evidence not presented - nobody in their right mind would not have filed a police report - I would understand if they were coming from an underground game but they were coming from a legal game.

Show a copy of a police report or it didn't happen
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