This is a discussion on Home Cash Game Set Up within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; So me & 5+ mates have been playing regular tournament home games but want to try cash home games instead. How would this set up
So me & 5+ mates have been playing regular tournament home games but want to try cash home games instead. How would this set up work? I know it would be 1/2$ blinds, $200 max buy in, rebuys allowed etc. but how would we stop people from getting a big win and then leaving straight away - doesn’t seem fair for others seeing that it is a home game. Could we make it that you have to announce that you are leaving 30 mins before u do?
To be honest I'm not a big fwn of cash games, but that player needs to announce 30 minutes before leaving sounds fair enough!
16th July 2018, 12:56 PM
Jon Poker 
Poker at: ACR
Its your house and your rules. 30 minutes seems fair. When i held home cash games pretty regular our house rule was you had to stay for the first hour - but if you had been there grinding with us for 4 hours and you finally hit your hand that sent your stack upwards to about $500 you could pull out and leave - everyone is fine with that until they're the ones behind and looking to get some money back.
At the end of the day, friends will be friends - but they need to understand as well in this game there are winners and there are losers - i know 2 guys i play with that will sit there for 30+ hours if they are behind rather than accept that it just wasnt their night. They are great people to be around but not so much if they are losing in a poker game - so i generally dont invite them much anymore for cash games.
Anyhow, just have fun with it - your 30 min announcement rule seems fine and plenty fair, i wouldnt have an issue with it. $200 buy in seems more than fine, puts everyone on an even playing field. Make sure you have change for the payouts
17th July 2018, 12:16 AM
mtl mile end [1,098]
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
I've never really faced this problem in home games. I think the players who hit and run can simply not be invited back. The card room I used to play in had a "one orbit" rule. If you were going to leave, you simply announced that you would be leaving in one orbit, if you hit big before announcing, I think you had to stay for an hour.
17th July 2018, 12:42 AM
re: Poker & Home Cash Game Set Up
30 min announcement is fair imo, it prevents arguments, even 15 mins is plenty of time.
23rd July 2018, 12:44 PM
Jon Poker 
Online Poker at: ACR
Did you ever have your home game yet? And if so, how did it go?