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Old 04-01-2019, 01:15 PM   #1451
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someone sent a video that shows it on the 4th floor of the building - it was stated this is temporary - I hope so - i suffer not only from acrophobia but also Gephyrophobia which precludes me from Poker Warehouse due to intermittent schedules of the closing of the Washburn tunnel

So are they planning on moving to the first floor or not?
It isn't like it is out in the open, so I don't see why the height thing would be an issue. With the blinds pulled, you wouldn't know whether you were on the ground or 150 feet above ground level...

I've always thought a good way to have a classier spot would be to get space in a Class A building (of which there are plenty in the Houston area). This also resolves parking problems since they generally have garages attached to the building.
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:43 PM   #1452
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ACROPHOBIA - fear of heights - sorry i can't get over it - i was up 35 stories in an earthquake and a desk went out the window

once the place moves to a lower floor - I will be a customer
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Old 04-03-2019, 05:54 PM   #1453
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Yes. Can confirm.

Expect another couple of months. Permit issues is my understanding. Not at liberty to offer more at this time...
Any additional info you can provide on this? Does it still look like it's going to happen eventually?
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:17 AM   #1454
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I don't dispute your concern - I'm just saying it's the reality of inside the loop Houston. If you look at Google street view, the strip center they are in is anchored by a restaurant space. While it seems that the space is unoccupied ATM, it seems unlikely that the landlord is going to give them access to all the parking spots after hours in that context. Looks like there are 20 or so that they might could get - who knows what the story is with that.
I live a skip away from here and walked in the other day. The restaurant (used to be Ula's) opened within the last few years and tried to compete with a Tex Mex giant across the street (El Tiempo). The restaurant site is the new Mayfield and the manager told me it should be open within a couple of weeks. 11 tables, $12/hr and $10 entry fee at first and monthly options should follow. Full bar and full kitchen...he hopes to attract an older crowd than the typical Wash Ave douchebagery (my words, and I partake occasionally myself, lol).

I probably will not be able to resist becoming a reg, especially if the games are soft. I've played live in Vegas, LA, Nola, and internationally. Haven't tried the local legal gray acceptable poker club yet, mainly because I'm a casino person, but I'll be sure to give updates on this place.

I hope it succeeds as it'll break the monotony of bar/bar/restaurant/CVS/bar/restaurant/car wash/bar of Washington Avenue. Parking will probably suck for non-residents, but the manager said Valet can be paid for by comp dollars or something. I'll need to ask again. Street parking is not terrible for the west side of Washington Ave at night though, since the bar scene starts east of TC Jester. The new nightclub/lounge called Axis/Alibi 100 yards west of Mayfield might have changed that though, but their parking lot is big, but the volume has been so bad I think that lounge will close in a year. Stuff closes and reopens around here all the time.
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:07 PM   #1455
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Hi! I’m visiting Dallas from Europe and I’d love to try some poker here. I found The VIP Poker Club from google (http://thevippokerclub.com/) and sent them some messages. They said there will be games for example tonight. Any experiences?

I know the effective rake (entry fee etc.) is high but I’d like to play just for fun.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:32 PM   #1456
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Can someone give me rec - or link - on where to play in Austin? I saw some discussion earlier itt, but that was 2017. Texas Card House? Full House Card Room? I saw a yelp review mention $8-9/hour - seems pretty low.
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:13 PM   #1457
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Can someone give me rec - or link - on where to play in Austin? I saw some discussion earlier itt, but that was 2017. Texas Card House? Full House Card Room? I saw a yelp review mention $8-9/hour - seems pretty low.
Texas Card House I believe is still the place to play in Austin. Their original location is South of Austin. I believe they opened a 2nd location north of Austin near Round Rock. Live in Houston so don't have any specific reports but their website is www.texascardhouse.com
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Old 04-09-2019, 03:43 PM   #1458
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Texas Card House I believe is still the place to play in Austin. Their original location is South of Austin. I believe they opened a 2nd location north of Austin near Round Rock. Live in Houston so don't have any specific reports but their website is www.texascardhouse.com
The south location closed a few months after they opened the north one. The north one is still in Austin on 183.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:00 PM   #1459
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The south location closed a few months after they opened the north one. The north one is still in Austin on 183.
Interesting, hadnít seen that posted
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:01 PM   #1460
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Nah, it wasn't me but it was my friend Jody Wheeler. But the end result was that he closed up shop. He had the option to stay open fight it if they got "raided" but he did not want to risk his employees as they were threatened to be pulled into the lawsuit as well.
Unfortunately it looks your friend owes players of FTN's PPPoker App $350k:

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/2...-350k-1740843/
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:41 PM   #1461
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Can someone give me rec - or link - on where to play in Austin? I saw some discussion earlier itt, but that was 2017. Texas Card House? Full House Card Room? I saw a yelp review mention $8-9/hour - seems pretty low.
Shuffle512 is your best bet for the south side. They usually have 3-5 cash tables going and a 30-40 person tourney each night. Reasonable fees and well run overall.

TCH is definitely the best for the north side.

I'm planning to check out Austin Poker Palace soon which looks pretty good.
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:42 PM   #1462
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Is there usually a waiting list on say Friday night? Five cash tables is not a lot.
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:59 AM   #1463
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Is there usually a waiting list on say Friday night? Five cash tables is not a lot.
They have a lot more running on Friday/Saturday nights, usually every table there is full and from my experience there's not too long of a wait. They tend to start tables if they have 4-5 players.
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Old 04-11-2019, 04:02 PM   #1464
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ACROPHOBIA - fear of heights - sorry i can't get over it - i was up 35 stories in an earthquake and a desk went out the window

once the place moves to a lower floor - I will be a customer
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:44 AM   #1465
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Houston tidbits:

Mint Poker's action appears to be slowing down. Anyone else notice this? The odd thing is they will have a list 15 people long and not start a game(PLO) for some reason. South Houston Poker Club opened so that could be affecting them a bit. South Houston has 1 1/3 going now and Mint has none(although 11 are on their 1/3 list). Anyone have any reports on South Houston Poker Club?

Post Oak is moving to their new location on Thursday - 4/18. They will open in a temporary spot on the 4th floor until the build out of their permanent location on the first floor is open. They have been offering a special time deal (not sure how long this promotion lasts) - Buy $500 worth of time and get $500 free or buy $300 worth of time and get $200 free. It's a good deal if you plan to play there often.

Prime has announced their big tourney the weekend of May 1-5th, $150K guaranteed prize pool. Buy in is $580. Action continues to be good there and they have been spreading a good 5/5 NL game on the weekends in addition to all their PLO and 1/3 NL action.

Texas Card House Houston is opening in May. The weekend of May11th and 12th they will have special meet up games with popular vloggers Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen coming to Htown. Bill Heuer is running the show there. Hopefully he learned from his experiences at Post Oak where he had all the players and lost a lot of them including this one due to his bad customer service.

Players Poker Club is struggling. They opened up at $15 an hour seat rental but have lowered to $10 to try and drum up business.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:10 PM   #1466
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I’ve been at Mint pretty regularly, the weekdays are always spotty. Weekends are down a bit but not huge. I think the hourly increase hurt them some. No one was talking about SoHo so I don’t know it’s effect yet.
Finally started going to Prime. Lots of players but service is S-L-O-W. Also, they never have enough white chips so you’re always buying from other players.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:23 PM   #1467
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Texas Card House Houston is opening in May. The weekend of May11th and 12th they will have special meet up games with popular vloggers Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen coming to Htown. Bill Heuer is running the show there. Hopefully he learned from his experiences at Post Oak where he had all the players and lost a lot of them including this one due to his bad customer service.
Have they announced the address yet???
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:58 AM   #1468
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Have they announced the address yet???
Not that I've seen but they are hiring and promoting the meet up game with Neeme and Owen. Owen also mentioned it at the end of his last vlog so it appears to be happening for sure.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:29 PM   #1469
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So is Houston now the best place to go for a poker trip to Texas?
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:16 PM   #1470
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For 5 card Congress - San Antonio

For PLO - Houston

For NL - Houston, Austin, San Antonio are all decent
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Old Today, 11:46 AM   #1471
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Post Oak has yet to open at the new location. Posted on FB that they had some complications? Players are pissed as the communication has been piss poor. Prime action is off the charts this weekend as all the PO players have gone there. Only issue is lack of enough dealers to open new games. Will be interesting to see if PO can get those players back that have now tried out Prime.
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