Originally Posted by Insaneasylm
I play in a home cash game every couple of week with pretty much the same 8 guys. may be a new guy once in awhile also. we play dealers choice so we play a types of game from hold'em to inbetween, 2 card guts and so on. Me i like to just stick to hold'em because the other games require no skill what so ever. Any way my question is this we all ways run out of chips and use some cash. some guys will try to take it off the table and pocket it. I always say no all money stays on the table till you cash out. We play at a friends house and some guys get mad when i say it. but i just feel its the right way to play.
Solution: Buy more chips. As the poker craze dies down, I'm seeing more sets go on sale at places like Target, etc.
Also, what you are describing is NOT just a "house rule". It is what the poker world calls "going south". Taking chips or cash off the table during a cash game is a HUGE no-no. Check out this episode of "High Stakes Poker" for an incident of it on TV and more explanation (accusation starts around the 7:00 mark):
YouTube - High Stakes Poker Season 1 Episode 9