How to start your own poker room?

Author: Pankaj Gupta


This article has been written to guide those people who want to start their own poker room. Some information change from state to state.

Supposing that it is lawful to play poker in your state these are the ABC to get started.

· Find A Suitable Location

· Hire Employees

· Get Essential Poker Equipments

· Comply with Laws and Regulations

· Build & Maintain A Player Base

First of all, you need to find an appropriate location for your new poker room. This will required to be a company that has or can get license for a live poker game. While finding a good location, there are few important things that you must consider. If you want a location with good traffic, then you have to pay a premium cost for the location. Conversely, if you don't mind the traffic a location has then you must possibly get a location for your poker rooms at a much lower cost.

One of the simplest parts of starting your own poker room is getting the equipments. The basic equipments that you need are a poker table, poker chips and playing cards. You may also like to invest in some other equipment such as Television as many times being able to watch a sporting event or break a poker game occasionally. If you are wondering where to buy these equipments many online stores provide all you will need at quite costs.

When you have chosen the location and got the necessary equipments, then it's the time to hire some employees to help you run your poker games. You must hire at least one poker dealer. This is the most important part of your poker game as the quality of the dealer can greatly impact the amount of funds you make from the rake. Another quality of a qualified dealer is that they can sometimes impact your player's base. If a dealer has a good experience, then it's possible that they he/she has developed relationship with other poker players in the field as well and just by hiring certain dealer, you can bring more players into your poker game.

Another type of poker room employees that is often ignored is house players. Almost each successful card room in the world employs house players of one type or another. As house players can start a poker game as soon as you get a player and also keep your poker game continue when it become short-handed. Several poker rooms simply provide to put them into the game for free and split winning they may have or pay them an hourly wage. While searching a good house player the common rule is that you need them to play tight and don't break any other poker players. Their ultimate aim is not to win money but to keep the game continue.

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About the Author

Pankaj Gupta writes for Online-Poker-Play.Com, an in-depth  online poker guide to learn how to play poker online, on Linux Poker sites.