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"Iíve sat in front of this PC for the last eighteen weeks, playing 20 hours a day"
"If only I could find a live game!! One thatís local".
"Just for a change!!"
"Man, Iíve only played online poker!! Wonder how id stand up in a live game"
Then you are a lot like me.
I had real trouble finding a local game; I very nervously tried a couple of casino tourneys (with little success I might add). These games were great, very exiting and I would recommend them to you. But start off at low limits.
The real problem was the travelling, I wanted a more local game
And that was my inspiration behind the Poker Home Game Directory.
I hope youíll use it, it's totaly free
So if you want to find a live game, or start your own poker home game? Try the
Poker Home Game Directory
Here's the answer:
Home game Hosts or Clubs name their regular poker game; provide their country, region, city and an email address.
Potential players can search the database, or register as looking for a game.
This service is still very new, but entirely free, so please!! MAKE USE OF IT :-)
Online poker and its two most popular variations Holdem and Omaha, seem to have taken over the planet!!
This has naturally created a larger demand for live action!!
Important tips and rules for your Home GameThe poker home game is often the same as poker played in casinos. You do however have the option to implement some special 'house' rules or variations to add some spice:-)
All that is needed is a bunch of friends that enjoy cards and you can form your own game. This or by playing Free Online Poker is where all newcomers to the game of poker should aim to pick up the trade.
Poker is a little more serious than a game of pontoon on a rainy Sunday afternoon. To make your poker home game work there needs to be organisation by at least one player who takes their work seriously.
This player must obtain the tools of the trade:
1) A good table is invaluable for the success of a game.People feel happy to play with good efficient equipment and a table where everybody has equal access to the middle of the table is the best.
2) Obtain some baize cloth, again good equipment makes for a good game. A cloth of some baize (or felt) like material makes it much easier to pick up and shuffle cards as well as stacking chips. Or invest in a
Poker table or table top
5) Tournament Software
Make sure you implement a ďHouse RakeĒ. Each pot that makes it over a certain base level can have a chip taken out of it and put in the house jar to pay for all the extras. That includes wear and tear and so the players whose house it is will get the leftover money after the food bill is deducted.
In a poker home game it is important to choose some games that will keep the players interested. Playing just one game can make the game dull if the cards fall poorly and this can effect the chances of the school continuing with its fun.
If you are just starting and the players are inexperienced then itís best to keep it simple. Try Texas Holdem or Seven Card Stud.For some interesting variations check out
The Rules Of Poker
If your players need to move on a bit then start organising the game properly with a set time and buy some chips and a cloth to make things feel right.
The bottom line is honesty. If a player is a bad loser or they try to cheat the rules or the game then they must be excluded.
The law and gambling is a terribly murky subject. However it is pretty clear that there is no place for any intervention into peoples' private poker games by the police or anybody else. If the stakes you are playing for are of a reasonable level to you then it is just fine. You have nothing to worry about.
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