I can't tell if this poster is joking or not. Are people still actually trying to give real answers to this thread?
A classic example of why this thread is legendary.
You've got balls dude. Unless you live in a major city (and maybe even then) you can plan on getting raided eventually. I know you said that you didn't want to hear about the legal stuff. I point it out because it may be a good idea to keep the majority of the money off-site. Also, you could let your best customers, after they have proven that they are long time customers that can be trusted, play on credit. This also keeps the impact of a raid to a minimum. The underground card rooms of NY after being raided and reraided went to an almost exclusive credit system. Worth looking into.
Another idea would be instead of taking a rake, charge time for the seats in the ring games. It is only slightly less profitable than a rake, the players love it because they know up front what they have to make to beat the charge, and legally it sounds better than a rake.
Dealers are a touchy subject for a couple of reasons. One, dealers talk. People talk about their jobs! Your customers on the other hand have it in their best interest to keep their mouthes shut. The less people that know about your ventures the better. Two, it is one more expense. And three, you have to deal with disgruntled employees. Again, the Mayfair Club, which was the model for the club in Rounders, had a "deal you own" setup (as did most of the other underground card rooms). It just works better.
Hope this helped. Good luck in your ventures.
I thought it had degenerated to shameless bumps, speculation as to where tworooks is now, and the debate over how hot is mom is.
Granted, this was his 7th post and he probably just wanted to hit a higher profile thread before hiding in uNL for awhile.
Oh it was real. That or totally unfunny. See here's a free tip to anyone reading and considering posting a funny reply. Funny implies that jokes are involoved. I'll illustrate:
Funny-"Tworooks, I suggest having your mom serve drinks, it's free and she'll be happy to see you making something of yourself."
Not Funny-"You're gonna need drinks, I'd get a wide variety, plus you'll need snacks, I'd just make a few pizzas or order out, you'll make it back in the rake no problem."
Hope that helps.