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Why so hard to find players?

Discussion in 'Home Game General' started by Shawn15p, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Shawn15p

    Shawn15p Member

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    I absolutely love playing poker, and have invested in a nice table and chips. I would play a couple times a week if I could. Trouble is I practically have to beg guys to play, and only get a game once every several months. I live in Cleveland/Akron area, if anyone is in the area and wants to start a regular game or knows better ways to get more people involved. I really like cash games but tourneys are fine too. When we do get a game it is generally .25/.50 NL with most buying in around $60. Wouldn't mind bumping it up in the future.
     
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    Are there any other regular home games in your area? One option could be to play in those games and talk to the organizers and see if you can be a fill in host. Eventually you could build that into hosting on an alternate night.

    Also try creating a meetup group.
     
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    There are a couple of free-roll leagues in my city, that play every day at various bars. Join one, and you're bound to meet other poker lovers. Is there a casino in your area? Play there and get to know some people that way.
     
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    the three casinos within an hours drive have pretty much killed all the home games in my area... end of an era :'(
     
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    I have ran a couple of fundraiser tournaments and met people through that, then went to other poker games I heard of. Now I host 1 cash game a month, go to a cash game once a month, and a friends tourney once a month..

    I now have about 10 regular players (out of 30 invited)

    We three try to coordinate so we can attend each others games, it pretty nice so that we are not having to host all the time.


    GL with getting a game going..
     
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    bordizzle Well-Known Member

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    back in the heyday (2004 thru 2007) i ran two to three (usu three) nights EVERY SINGLE WEEK...

    tried recently to get something going again - never got more than six commitments

    #sadface
     
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    Took me a while to get into the poker scene here... But after attending "bar" games for a year-ish, I learned there's a secret FB group (about 800 members) and a strong list of bar games that run almost every night of the week. Attend these bar games, and after you play with someone you get a decent vibe about, invite them to play your game.

    Best of luck.
     
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    Good advice ITT. Unfortunately, home games are not like the Field of Dreams (build it and they will come). Putting one together takes time, but once you get a regular group together it's well worth the effort. Getting involved in the local poker community is a great way to start.
     
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    Thanks for the help everyone, having a big game in a couple weeks with about 16 coming, just wish it happened more often
     
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    It's a start. Make sure the experience is enjoyable for everyone, and I bet you'll hear several comments like 'I had a great time. let's do this again'.
     
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