re: Poker & Tourney league questions ...
Sounds awesome. Just don't know how you improve on that except for the little extras - atmosphere (I love the home game I go - host has iPod playing some great music), food, drinks, bonus prizes (set of Harrington books for tonight's winner).
At the casino it just isn't even allowed to be talking about or even referring to a hand you are not in and the dealers are quick to shut it down. Usually with the cliche, "One person per hand, please." or the more direct, "if you are not in the hand please refrain from commenting on it."
If someone continues along that line and will not heed warnings then enforce penalties starting with:
Mucking their next hand (they cannot play in the next hand).
Mucking their hands for the next compete orbit (they cannot play in a hand until the Button comes back around to the guy who has it when the penalty was incurred).
Suspended from playing in the next tourney.
Suspended for 30 days.
But I guess one key element of that is getting everyone (or 2/3 majority) to agree this is reasonable and warranted.
And are looking for more people? Tell us what city and you might be able to replace those jack asses pretty quickly