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Re: Real Money Poker Night
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2008, 10:12 PM NHFT »

I'm planning to have some games in Keene when I get there. I figure we can have small stakes poker nights as well as casino nights. I want to invest in a craps layout and we can have Blackjack. I figure we can all contribute a few bucks that becomes the "house" and then that money will tend to grow due to the slight house advantage and can be used to buy pizza or something. Essentially, the food is funded by the losers. :) I think casino games can be fun and this is a way to play them without feeling like the casino is just robbing you blind.


I'm also quite an avid studier of poker and casino games. Perhaps I can help you.
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Re: Real Money Poker Night
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2008, 11:38 PM NHFT »

I'm also quite an avid studier of poker and casino games. Perhaps I can help you.

I love Craps but could prolly use some help re-learning all the complex rules. I still have the gist of it but it's one of those use it or lose it things. I got a couple hours crash course on it presented by a friend at my old work place who was taking up gambling as a hobby.
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Re: Real Money Poker Night
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2008, 08:12 AM NHFT »

So we had the first Real Money Poker Night at my house on Thursday. A fun time was had by all.

My intent for this event was to get people accustomed to thinking in terms of real money for when the inevitable crash of the dollar occurs. How do we transact using silver? What better way to learn than when people have real money in the pot?

We established relative values for .999 silver rounds to pre-1964 quarters and dimes (100:160, but we later found out it was actually 100:138, which we will use for future games). To make it more fractional, all play was done using chips, which were valued at 100 (black), 25 (green), 10 (blue), 5 (red), and 1 (quite) units, a unit being one percent of the value of 90% silver (pre-1964 U.S. quarters and dimes). So you could bring a round and get 138 units worth of chips, one black, one green, two reds, and three whites. Or you could trade your 90% coins and get face value (one dime gets you a blue, a quarter gets you a green). The banker (me) took care of the change transactions.

We played Texas Hold'em, starting with 2 for the small blind and 5 for the large blind. In the future, we will ratchet that up as the evening progresses. This is a good game for most people as it is easy to learn, but still requires some strategy and skill.

At the end of the game, we cashed back the chips for silver. This went pretty well, except the banker must have made some bad change during the game and came up short. I'll fix that next time by having a slush fund.

My son Miller didn't bring any silver with him, so he was the designated dealer. He got tips at the end of the night from the winning players.

So now the only thing left to make this also an act of civil disobedience is to have the house take a cut. We will do that next time, as that is illegal in New Hampshire. The plan is to have the house take the small blind of each hand.

We will definitely do this at Burning Porc. Be sure to bring your silver!
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Re: Real Money Poker Night
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2008, 08:16 AM NHFT »

Very nice.

Hold'em is a rather popular version that almost everyone knows. It's a good start.

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Re: Real Money Poker Night
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2008, 10:25 AM NHFT »

most excellent
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Re: Real Money Poker Night
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2008, 01:59 PM NHFT »


At the end of the game, we cashed back the chips for silver. This went pretty well, except the banker must have made some bad change during the game and came up short. I'll fix that next time by having a slush fund.


If I run a cash game, it is rare the the box comes up completely even for whatever reason. Though usually I'm off less than a dollar.
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Re: Real Money Poker Night
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2008, 09:06 PM NHFT »

I used to play poker and smoke cigars with my big brother and his friends.

Older brothers, you gotta love them! 

I remember when my brother found out I was drinking, he called me in this house with all of his friends and gave me a lecture about hanging out with the "big boys", as he poured me cups of this stuff that tasted like wood.  We made a pact that he wouldn't tell on me if I didn't tell on him.  He opened the door to send me on my way and I didn't realize how shit-faced drunk I was;  I fell and rolled down this big hill while him and his friends laughed at me!  It was really embarrassing!

No, you weren't shit-face - couldn't have been! You remembered it! ;D

Ha, you have a point there! ;D
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