Club rules
Membership: Texas Card House is a private social club; use of the Club is restricted at all times to Members in good standing. Memberships are available to individuals in daily, monthly, and yearly terms. All new Members are subject to a 1 month probationary period. The Texas Card House Membership Committee meets monthly to review the status of all Memberships including granting or denying full Membership to probationary Members. Memberships are also available to charities and businesses for special events

Food and Alcohol: Texas Card House does not have an on-site kitchen or serve alcohol. Members may bring in food and have food delivered. Texas Card House may provide food catering from time to time for special events. Members may BYOB. Texas Card House reserves the right to remove intoxicated persons for safety, etiquette, and enjoyment of the Members and Staff 

 

Firearms and Other Weapons: No firearms or other weapons are permitted in Texas Card House. All Texas Card House locations post Texas Penal Code compliant 30.06 and 30.07 signs prohibiting the carry of concealed and/or open carry firearms. 

Dues and Fees: Membership dues must be current at all times for Members to use the Club facilities. Club Access Fees are due and payable at the close of each session when a Member checks out. Members failing to check out when leaving will be charged the entirety of the remainder of the Club operating hours for that day. Unpaid balances must be cleared before a Member can check in for a new session. Memberships are available in daily ($10), monthly ($30), or yearly ($300) terms. The Club Access Rate is $10 per hour.

Gameplay: All poker games at Texas Card House follow World Series of Poker (‘WSOP’) rules for cash and tournament games except where stated below. Texas Card House dealers and managers are trained in WSOP rules and enforce the spirit and the letter of the rules in all circumstances. Rulings on gameplay are considered final only by discretion of the management of Texas Card House in accordance with WSOP rules.

 

  • There is an active betting line. It is NOT a folding line
  • English only on or around the tables 
  • No electronic device use (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) while playing a live hand. Players not in the hand may reasonably use electronic devices
  • No smoking or vaping is allowed at the tables or anywhere else in the Club

 

Bad Beat Jackpot: Texas Card House offers Members a “Bad Beat Jackpot”. A Bad Beat Jackpot is a prize that is paid when a sufficiently strong hand is shown down and loses to an even stronger hand held by another player. Specific rules apply in all Bad Beat situations including:

 

  • Bad Beat Jackpot only applies to No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em cash games. All other games are excluded
  • The losing hand must be a Four of a Kind 7-7-7-7-X or higher
  • The two hole cards from the winner’s hand and the two hole cards from the loser’s hand must all be in play as part of each player’s five card hands
  • The Bad Beat Jackpot is paid out in the following percentages: 50% to the loser of the hand; 30% to the winner of the hand; 20% divided among the rest of the active players with chips in play at the table
    • An ‘active player’ is a player sitting at the table where the Bad Beat occurred with chips in play and paying the Club Access Fee during the time of the Bad Beat hand​
    • In the event of 2 or more qualifying losing hands, the 50% losing payout will be split evenly between the qualifying losing hands
  • The hand must go to showdown​
  • Players must play their hands independently and cannot collude in order to chase the Bad Beat Jackpot
  • Players may not visually or verbally reveal their hands until the final betting round is complete and showdown commences
  • On the final betting round, the player with the best possible hand must make an aggressive action if that player is the last to act
  • In the event of multiple boards, the Bad Beat will only qualify on the first board
  • The Bad Beat Jackpot is not stored as cash on the premises of Texas Card House
  • Payment of the Jackpot will be made by check to the qualifying recipients within 30 days of the event
  • Any qualified recipient of the Jackpot must be able to present a valid government issued identification in order to receive his or her Jackpot payment
  • Any violation of these rules could result in the voiding of the Bad Beat Jackpot

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