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It is believed that his group has actually WRITTEN many of the state bills and those floated in the US Congress.

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$395 in UTG+1 ($2/5)

 

UTG limps, I make it $30 w KdKs. 4 callers. $150 pot

 

9c8c6h.

 

UTG (a good, 40ish reg) makes it $55. I raise to $140. One fold. Button (young solid Asian sitting on a huge stack) tank calls. BB (another 40ish solid reg) shoves $500. UTG folds.

 

I’m looking at $225 to win $1300. Snap call, right?

 

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I think this is a snapfold actually. I don't love raising flop either. Coordinated board, 4 opponents and we have one pair.

Def fold now. We raised a good reg's bet. A solid player called our raise and then another solid reg jammed 100 big blinds. Either your reads are off or BTN or BB or both have KK murked.

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I have to raise the flop. Huge overpair on stupid wet board. Raising for value. I’m not giving him a cheap draw. He should pay the $85 raise and stay in.

Obviously I’m not thrilled with the rest of the action but both could absolutely be on draws or two pair. I’m getting fantastic odds to call.

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Button flopped the straight w Th7h, BB had a monster draw w QcJc. 8 on the turn gave me 4 outs to a boat, but river blanked for me and BB so straight took it down.

 

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Post Oak Poker in Houston is bringing in $350K/mo. Has gotten Fertitta’s attention.
http://abc13.com/legal-gambling-how-poker-rooms-find-a-path-to-legality/3306850/


Thanks for posting this article. Feels like at some point the heat will be on the officials in Austin to declare these poker rooms to be illegal. (Follow the money). Meanwhile, they could easily go the other direction (but won’t) and pass legislation and we could have jobs jobs jobs and tax revenue.

Meanwhile in DFW, are there any of these fee based poker rooms operating? 9 in Houston and lots in SA.

Most interesting part of that article:

The lawyer and lobbyist for Landry's owner Tilman Fertitta, who also owns the Golden Nugget casinos, has already made up his mind.

In a legal brief to Attorney General Paxton, that lawyer tells the AG plainly, "poker rooms violate Texas law and are illegal."

It is one of several briefs filed as the poker rooms continue to open across our state.

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How is security at these poker rooms?  As Fertitta and other mobbed up people take interest in them, I'd certainly be nervous if I had any kind of ownership stake.

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The only one I knew about in DFW shut down 6 months or so ago. And it wasn't because of lack of business.

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17 hours ago, bigup2dahorns said:

 


Thanks for posting this article. Feels like at some point the heat will be on the officials in Austin to declare these poker rooms to be illegal. (Follow the money). Meanwhile, they could easily go the other direction (but won’t) and pass legislation and we could have jobs jobs jobs and tax revenue.

Meanwhile in DFW, are there any of these fee based poker rooms operating? 9 in Houston and lots in SA.

Most interesting part of that article:

The lawyer and lobbyist for Landry's owner Tilman Fertitta, who also owns the Golden Nugget casinos, has already made up his mind.

In a legal brief to Attorney General Paxton, that lawyer tells the AG plainly, "poker rooms violate Texas law and are illegal."

It is one of several briefs filed as the poker rooms continue to open across our state.

 

that is some bullshit from fertitta.  iirc, he tried to lobby the texas legislature to allow gambling in galveston.  when he didn't get his way, he built the golden nugget in lake charles.  and now he believes poker rooms are illegal in texas.

fuck him. 

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Used to play way too much online before the sites were shut down for the US.  Interested in getting back in but how does that work?  VPN and funding with bitcoin?

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On 4/6/2018 at 8:04 AM, TonyTexas said:

 

On 4/6/2018 at 10:04 AM, WBT said:

How is security at these poker rooms?  As Fertitta and other mobbed up people take interest in them, I'd certainly be nervous if I had any kind of ownership stake.

Security at Post Oak is good.  They are paying for an HPD officer I believe.  Several other places in town seem to have a similar set up with HPD/sheriff.

 

For those wondering about the legality, the AG's office has a request to evaluate the legality of these rooms.  Fertitta's lawyer aside, I honestly believe that the AG is going to put them down shortly.  

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On 4/4/2018 at 9:58 PM, TXSooner518 said:

I think this is a snapfold actually. I don't love raising flop either. Coordinated board, 4 opponents and we have one pair.

Def fold now. We raised a good reg's bet. A solid player called our raise and then another solid reg jammed 100 big blinds. Either your reads are off or BTN or BB or both have KK murked.

I'm with TX Sooner on the snap fold.  I get the pot odds, but that is a bad flop.  I hate the flop raise, but at least understand it.  I hate it and would rarely if ever do it, but I understand it.  The fact that you have someone smooth call your raise on the flop and someone else jam behind means your KK is rarely if ever ahead.    

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On 4/6/2018 at 8:15 AM, bigup2dahorns said:

 


Thanks for posting this article. Feels like at some point the heat will be on the officials in Austin to declare these poker rooms to be illegal. (Follow the money). Meanwhile, they could easily go the other direction (but won’t) and pass legislation and we could have jobs jobs jobs and tax revenue.

Meanwhile in DFW, are there any of these fee based poker rooms operating? 9 in Houston and lots in SA.

Most interesting part of that article:

The lawyer and lobbyist for Landry's owner Tilman Fertitta, who also owns the Golden Nugget casinos, has already made up his mind.

In a legal brief to Attorney General Paxton, that lawyer tells the AG plainly, "poker rooms violate Texas law and are illegal."

It is one of several briefs filed as the poker rooms continue to open across our state.

 

Fucking douchebag. This state loses millions if not more money to Louisiana, Oklahoma, and even New Mexico regarding poker and gambling. I just wonder how many of our state legislator's pockets are line from these border states. Seems as if we will be eventually playing underground again. Bullshit.

Edited by BillyGoatHill

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Fucking douchebag. This state loses millions if not more money to Louisiana, Oklahoma, and even New Mexico regarding poker and gambling. I just wonder how many of our state legislator's pockets are line from these border states. Seems as if we will be eventually playing underground again. Bullshit.

Fertitta spent big bucks lobbying for casinos in Texas. He was all set up in Galveston. When he realized it wasn’t going to happen anytime soon, he bought the under construction Nugget. I’m sure he would still welcome casinos in Texas even though he’d take a big hit in Lake Charles.

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7 minutes ago, TonyTexas said:


Fertitta spent big bucks lobbying for casinos in Texas. He was all set up in Galveston. When he realized it wasn’t going to happen anytime soon, he bought the under construction Nugget. I’m sure he would still welcome casinos in Texas even though he’d take a big hit in Lake Charles.

It's him and his lawyer that have submitted a request to the AG to review the legality (ie. shut down) the poker rooms in Texas. Guy didn't get his casino and now sees the poker rooms as a threat. As said earlier, Fuck him.

Edited by BillyGoatHill

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The amount of money that leaves the State of Texas for gaming each year is huge. These state reps are being paid off by the casinos in OK, LA, and Nevada. Poker is chump change on the big scale, but it’s becoming an interesting battle now with these membership style rooms in Texas.

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They have a couple poker rooms open now around Austin now correct?   What’s the deal, you pay a door fee, none taken from pots for the house and no booze served of course?  

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There's 3 poker houses that I know of in Austin.

Texas card house- Biggest room with lots of action 1-2, 2-5, 5-10. Bad beat jackpots, and lots of players coming back from the bathroom with the sniffles. You'll get paid here.

Full house card room- the cheapest of the 3 with only a $10 monthly. Mostly 1-2 and occasionally 2-5, but their tournaments give a free buy-in. Lots of weed vape pens to smoke from during breaks.

Ace card house- Eh, decent room and really cool owner, but it's south Austin, and I don't think I've ever seen more than one full table. 

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the place i go to in San Antonio is moving Friday to a bigger, nicer place. they were charging $5 door fee and then $8 an hour to play. they were going to change it to $10 an hour to match the other places in town, but decided to just go with a straight $35 charge to get in the door no matter how long you play. no hourly seat fee. it will price me out of tournaments probably. that is too big of a price to play in them. although they will be running a free roll for the first 30 that register by 6:30 for the daily 7:00 tournaments. It will start at 6:30 and will be a super turbo that takes 30 minutes max. it pays $400 to winner. i am thinking that when it gets down to final table of 10 a lot of times the table will chop for $40 each and pay for their daily entry.

i do think charging a flat $35 daily membership fee is a little closer to being a legal outfit over charging people by the hour to sit at a table. i do think they all will get shutdown at some point.

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Had a crazy hand happen in a 2/5 cash game at the casino.

I was BB, had Jc 10c. I had approx. $450. I was sitting on one corner of the table, and across the table were 3 guys sitting next to each other. They had AA KK QQ. The guy with AA raised to $30. KK and QQ both called and one other called before it got to me. I also called. Flop came Q 8 9, rainbow. Having flopped the nut straight, I checked. AA bet $100. KK raised all in with around $500 in chips, QQ, with a set went all in, he had everyone at the table covered. With all the action at the opposite edge of the table, the guy with AA called before I did, like they forgot I was over there. I of course called. Turn was a 2. River was another 9. The guy with QQ ended up with a full house. 

It wasn't that I lost $450. The guy with AA had about $300, the other 2 had me covered, so I would have won around $1200. Just brutal. I got up and left even though I'd only been there about an hour. 

I've seen that many people be all in in a tourney right before the rebuy time expires, but never in a cash game. Crazy. 

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Down to 9. Shortest stack, but 125k at 1k/5k10k. 9th pays $900, but I’m aiming much higher

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Briefly got it up to 320k but couldn’t hold on through the blinds.

220k going to 4k/12k/24k

We had 3 all-ins with calls, but shorty won them all, so still 6-handed. I’m currently shortest

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Bled down to 4BBs, stalling long enough for guy w 8 BBs to bust. I went out in 5th two hands later: A5o

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Played at Venetian 1/2 $300 max. Bought in for 300, my second hand: UTG+1 with KdKc, open to $12, one caller in UTG+2. Flop: 9d7s2d. I bet $25 to charge straight and flush draws to continue. Guy shoves $81, I snap call. If he has a set, I can still get a K and I’m ahead of all flush and straight draws and block diamonds with my K.  He turns 10d9d for open ended and flush draw. Turn is 7 and river is 5d. Fucking sick. I was coolered 3 or 4 times where I had pocket pairs, flopped a set, and someone rivered a better hand. Typical “run bad” that should stay out of this thread. Just felt like venting.

Played in a tourney with 15 entrants, $70 buy in, won $550 for placing first though. So there’s that.

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11 minutes ago, pearlandhorn said:

Played at Venetian 1/2 $300 max. Bought in for 300, my second hand: UTG+1 with KdKc, open to $12, one caller in UTG+2. Flop: 9d7s2d. I bet $25 to charge straight and flush draws to continue. Guy shoves $81, I snap call. If he has a set, I can still get a K and I’m ahead of all flush and straight draws and block diamonds with my K.  He turns 10d9d for open ended and flush draw. Turn is 7 and river is 5d. Fucking sick. I was coolered 3 or 4 times where I had pocket pairs, flopped a set, and someone rivered a better hand. Typical “run bad” that should stay out of this thread. Just felt like venting.

Played in a tourney with 15 entrants, $70 buy in, won $550 for placing first though. So there’s that.

Stop playing anywhere that has two 9d in the deck

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Assuming held 8d, he was actually ahead on the flop 51.5 / 48.2.  You took the lead 70/30 on turn

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10 minutes ago, Lurch said:

Stop playing anywhere that has two 9d in the deck

Damnit. 10d9d. Flop was 8d7s2d. I’m definitely not saying it wasn’t a good shove on his part. Just sucked getting rivered. 

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13 minutes ago, pearlandhorn said:

 Just sucked getting rivered. 

Pocket Aces in hijack, raise 30 get 2 callers. Flop comes J73 rainbow. It's an aggro table so I bet $100 SB folds, UTG calls. Turn a 2 no flush draws. Jam all in around $250, UTG calls with A3. River a 3. Fuck rivers.

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27 minutes ago, crony said:

Pocket Aces in hijack, raise 30 get 2 callers. Flop comes J73 rainbow. It's an aggro table so I bet $100 SB folds, UTG calls. Turn a 2 no flush draws. Jam all in around $250, UTG calls with A3. River a 3. Fuck rivers.

That's someone I would want to play with all day long.  He's calling $100 post flop and $250 on the turn (and out of position) with bottom pair and no draws?

 

Suck outs happen,  but a guy like that will give it all back shortly.  But with my luck, he gives it to  someone else at the table.

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