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Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by redzone, Nov 24, 2013.

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  1. redzone

    redzone Low-Roller

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    Does anyone have their own poker table for monthly games etc.

    I was going to attempt to build my own poker table but ended up getting a really good deal on this one so I bought it. It's an 8 player with slide out cup holders and a solid base with storage. It's made by Howard Miller who make high end grandfather clocks etc. I had it delivered and set up and when the guys left I tipped it to set the levelers and there was a box hanging from the underneath. I cut the straps holding it and it was a nice poker chip set. The place I bought this from had no idea it was there so that was an additional bonus.

    I would like to see your table or set up for some ideas as well as tips for running a home game.
     

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  2. BTSyndrome

    BTSyndrome Low-Roller

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    I build my own tables, then players at my game keep buying them.
    So I build more.

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  3. hillwood24

    hillwood24 High-Roller

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    Will this be a raked home game? :D
     
  4. redzone

    redzone Low-Roller

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    Very nice tables BTSyndrome. No wonder your buddies want to buy them.
    That is what I was hoping to build but for a $1,000 I couldn't turn down the one I bought.

    No rake Hillwood24. Just a group who will get together monthly for a friendly game. I was thinking of making it a monthly tournament but those who get knocked out are sitting on the side so I think we will go with 1-2 with a $100 buy in. Any tips on running this?
     
  5. broncofn

    broncofn VIP Whale

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    Beautiful tables. As for the ppl getting knocked out early, they should start a small cash game.
     
  6. broncofn

    broncofn VIP Whale

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    For a 1-2 cash game, you should do 200 min buy in. What happens if you start with 5-6 ppl at 100 and 1-2 get knocked out early and they do not want to re-buy? No one wants to play with only with only 4-5 players.
     
  7. mike mc

    mike mc High-Roller

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    Nice table, I resort to my 8 ft pool table, I take the balls out of the pockets and they serve as drink holders :thumbsup: and the felt on the table works great for poker games
     
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  8. redzone

    redzone Low-Roller

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    Yea. That can be a problem but I guess $200 should keep them around longer. I have 8 committed and 3 on standby for Saturday night so we should be ok The standbys can play darts or pool or watch tv.
     
  9. redzone

    redzone Low-Roller

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    LOL. Its a long stretch to deal the cards. Poker pool is a good alternative though.
     
  10. Readingfanman

    Readingfanman Low-Roller

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    Those tables look excellent BTSyndrome, how long do they take you to make each one?
     
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  11. BTSyndrome

    BTSyndrome Low-Roller

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    Having all the materials on hand....to build, it can be done over a weekend.
    But the three or more coats of strain and dry time it's more like a week start to finish.
    The more I make the faster it goes. Now if I sell one I just build two. Helps save on shipping costs for the material too.

    Thanks.
     
  12. airball1996

    airball1996 High-Roller

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  13. Rotty

    Rotty Low-Roller

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    Here's mine

    We play some outdoor games in the summer

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    we do get the occasional intruder though ;)

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  14. Readingfanman

    Readingfanman Low-Roller

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    Looks utterly fantastic for a weekend's work. Looks very profesh.
     
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    If the majority of people in your regular group are not re-buying when they bust and the games are getting short handed, you can fix this by lowering the stakes.

    As far as buy-ins go , some people like to buy-in short while others prefer a deep stack. Therefore, a range of buy-ins are typically allowed for cash games. The limits are usually 50 to 150 big blinds. For a 1-2 game that is $100 to $300.
     
  16. sindustry

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    If you do no-limit only, your game will dry up unless you have a deeper player pool, as a good number of your core will be consistent losers. If your core group is 8 players, I would start introducing more games into the cash game portion...maybe limit versions of Omaha H/L, Stud, Stud H/L, and Razz, to give everyone a chance to learn.
     
  17. metalpest

    metalpest Low-Roller

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    Get some nice custom chips. I got some from Palm Gaming.
     
  18. Avsman17

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    I built a table a year or so ago. I sent out some flyer emails and got a Las Vegas casino to send me brand new felt the same as their poker room. As a result he asked me not to post pictures but I am pleased with the results. Getting the rail to look smooth was the hardest part for me
     
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