This is a discussion on home games within the online poker forums, in the Live Poker section; i have loved home games its the easiest cash around no sharks and pretty low limits no risk not at all i play home games
i have loved home games its the easiest cash around no sharks and pretty low limits no risk not at all i play home games a lot and win pretty fairly. i was just wondering (note: i may make a poll) how many of you guys play at home games and do you think its more convenient and mabey better then casinos have to offer.
Home games are great to get togeather with some friends and play for fun. I have made some cash before off of home games. We have a small $5 buy-in with $3 re-buys and we try to play two games if we don't have a full table. I've made $200 in a night before winning both games with everybody re-buying as the were busted. ( I didn't have to re-buy once, knock on wood).
Casino's are a great way to make money if you are close to one, I'm about an hour and a half away so I don't go as much as I should.
I enjoy both to be honest, so on your poll I pick C. All of the above!
Home games are for fun, casinos are for trying to win real money.
My problem with home games is that I only really play them with friends - consequently, the stakes are low because I really don't want to take large sums of money off them. If I could get a regular invite to a cushy home game where I didn't have that qualm... I'd probably have a different view
im gonna go with home games because i would probably lose my temper after losing to a suck out so it would be a bad idea for me to go to a casino. while at home games its just kind of like w/e you have couple of beers play some poker and its all good and no pressure at all, while at casinos you actually have to try and shit like that.
Home game for me. I've heard that the lowest stake at the casino's where I live is €5 BB (so a normal buyin is €500,-). That's way above my comfort level, so I usually just play for fun at my home game.
My home games are usually with family and we play $5 freeze-outs with little chips just so that we can get a few tourneys in at fam-jams. It's really nothing more than a bingo shoot-out. But it's fun and entertaining just talking about anything or picking on each other.
I definitely go to a casino when I want to get serious about playing and wanting to make money. Plus, don't want to be seen as too serious around family and trying too hard to take everyone's money.
Home games were fun to me when I had no idea how to play. After winning all most all of my home games and my friends games it lost its appeal. I stopped getting invited to games after this. Here is the big question who here likes to take money from friends?? I for one dont like it. Strangers and other poker room regulars I have no problem with taking their money. Most of them can loose it and not cause problems.
You can only get mad at yourself! Dont forget to CHUG THE DIRTY
I play in a bi-monthly year round no-limit tournament with a player of the year award and toc tournament at the end of the year. It is my first year in their poker club and have been having a great time. The tournament usually has around 45 players and it has been fun to get to know new people especially since I have been winning. I vote home game as I don't go crazy there as it is only a $60 buy-in which includes snacks, soda, and food (byob) so I never can lose more than $60.
I prefer home games. But I have never been to a casino. I like the relaxed feeling. Also most of the times its like one of my friends and few more of his. So its ok if I take their money . Like one guy told my friend he thought I was cheating when I took $140 off him and his friend. So next time I played against him I took another $60.