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Texas has poker clubs instead of casinos. Casinos are illegal. So these card clubs can't rake pots. Instead they make you buy
Unless things have changed a lot, Texas always used to be awash in backroom games.
My last employer was headquartered in North Houston. There was a decent cash game in the back room of a swingers club of all places, just over the freeway from our office. The hotel I'd use offered discount rooms to guests at the swingers club (no on site sex allowed there), and it was a couple of them, in the hotel hot tub one afternoon, that told me about the poker game.