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: Reviving Family Poker Game  ( 2055 )
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« : Apr 09, 2009 at 20:20 »

About 10 years ago, I was finally invited to play in the Family Poker game.  I had finally turned 18, one of the first rules.  The game met once a month, dealer's choice games.  I remember the buy-in being something like $10-20.  I remember using chips, but I don't remember value, or quantity.

I only played a couple of times before I left for college.  After my return that summer, there were no more family poker nights.  Partly due to my Great Uncle Frank, who hosted the game, becoming ill.

Now that I have my own table and poker room, I want to revive the family game.  So here is where you guys come in.  I need help figuring how to set up the game.

Here is what I know:
1. Game runs from 8PM-Midnight
2. Buy-in no more than $20, will allow for re-buy
3. Games will be dealer's choice
4. Limit
5. No Blinds, just Antes
6. No more than 10 Players (6 Family Members, 4 Guests)
7. Chip Set
    Currently on Hand:
               White - 200
                  Red - 150
                  Blue - 100
                Green - 50
                  Black - 100

     Currently on Order:
                White - 100
                   Red - 150
                   Blue - 100
                 Green - 150
                   Black - 100
                 Purple - 100
                Orange - 50

8. Pay out at the end of the night will equal chip count

Ideas? Suggestions? Am I stupid for doing this?

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« #1 : Apr 10, 2009 at 00:55 »

I would use the conventional structures for betting. If a game uses blinds then I would use blinds. I don't like the idea of converting everything to antes.

Your point #4 says Limit. Do you mean everything is fixed limit? If think I would probably do the following:

Reds count as a nickel
Greens count as a quarter
Blacks count as a dollar

$20 buy in

For blind games like Hold'em or Omaha:
.10/.25 blinds with .25 small bet and .50 big bet

For ante games:
.05 ante with .25 small bet and .50 big bet

For Stud games:
.05 ante, bring in of .10 of complete for .25 with .25 small bet and .50 big bet

That should be a decent low stakes game for family entertainment.

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« #2 : Apr 10, 2009 at 22:30 »

My friends and I do something similar witha $10.00 buy-in.  Chip breakdown is as follows:

5   x $1.00 chips
14 x $0.25 chips
10 x $0.10 chips
10 x $0.05 chips.

We play Dealer's choice from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.  After that we play NLHE with $0.10/$0.20 blinds for the last hour.  Dealer antes a nickel per player for the first portion to avoid missing any antes, and away we go
Bets are max. $0.10 until there is an open pair (no wilds) and then it goes to $0.25 max.  Three raise limit on each round of betting, and $0.50 max. on the last betting round.  Cash-outs are rounded to the nearest dollar at midnight, and no re-buys once the NLHE portion begins.

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« #3 : Apr 10, 2009 at 22:36 »

I just declined a family "friendly" game. Just not worth it

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