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 Post subject: Who Allows Strangers To Home Games?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:20 am 
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On a number of forums I see people posting ads for their homegames in different cities. I have to ask... who feels comfortable with this?

I only allow people I already know, or people referred by somebody I completely trust. I would NEVER invite somebody I met in a casino, or online.

How can I put this? Poker attracts a lot of... questionable people. Some have behavioural issues (poker and jerks go together like criminal and negligence), and some are just shady. I've got too much nice stuff at home to have it eyeballed by somebody I'm not familiar with.

Even if they aren't jerks and won't break in when I'm at work, there is still the matter of how they'll react if they hit a nasty losing streak. I don't want them to poison the game.

Who feels comfortable opening their homes to strangers? Not I...


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:31 am 
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I need to know them, or know someone who knows them.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:22 pm 
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For the most part, it does not bother me.

There is ussually enough people around to pin the guy down and give him a good bi.tch slap or a pink belly. :lol: :lol: always fun.

As for breaking in, I live in the country, if you get past the free roaming pups, :) ,all the power to you.

Besides are'nt we all about risk, I mean we do gamble alot :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:56 pm 
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i agree, i dont worry about poeople who play poker.... and i got a big rothweiler :p


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:31 pm 
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I think it is a good experience to play against strangers and not only homies.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:53 am 
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Well In our hometournaments theres always someone strange so ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:56 am 
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Fresh meat!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:48 pm 
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My home games have become quite popular to where the first few times it was just my friends. Then they had friends who has had friends who has had friends that eventually found out and want a piece of the action. So usually I have half the people that are strangers, but they can be vouched for. I guess I've been lucky though, because everyone that's come has been really cool and I wind up hanging out with them.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:10 pm 
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For small stakes, it is fine to have an open invitation. For larger games, you have more to risk and you need to pay attention to security issues.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:22 am 
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I have a simple solution. His name is Harley...doberman/pit bull mix. All i have to do is explain that he once snapped a chain rated at 150 lbs, has been banned from every groomer and dog park in the city, and doesn't like strangers.


never have any problems.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:24 pm 
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I wud only invite people u know or friends of u know, thats only the people i play with in home games. U never know if the random people are criminals or just looking for a good game of poker. i wud advise not to take the risk unless ur in a casino


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:20 am 
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we have a group that meets monthly in a place a fella built just to host tournies ...in the actual home games we play, the invites go out from those people who play there.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:53 pm 
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It usually is just friends and mutual acquaintances.. I have never posted an advert online for a home game and am unlikely to do so.. However, sometimes you get know people for over a long period of time on an online poker community or something and I see no problem in inviting them over if they happen to be from the same city or are visiting.. As for the security, even amongst friends there are bound to fights occasionally and the number of people playing should prevent things from getting entirely out of hand..


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:55 pm 
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I spend my weekends working as a night club bouncer - I don't worry about strangers coming in to our game here at the house...if they get out of line, I'll toss them out onto the street (literally! lol) ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:04 pm 
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That doesn't sound like a very friendly game! :lol:


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