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I didn't read the 59 replies. Consistency in your rulings are so important. Your rulings on fucked up hands/situations must be best for the long term of the game, not to make someone happy.
Yes I agree, especially when a "less experienced" player is at the table. Everybody has to be on the same page and they have to trust the game is going to be the same every time!
 

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We find we like the action the Dealer winning generates, if it goes a couple orbits around can never be sure of their intentions. Float the Small Blind idea around next game and see what that danger that creates!
We do a bad beat jackpot every hour. And if nobody wins it just keeps building and building until somebody does
 

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We do a small rake of each pot when it passes a certain amount. That's what makes up the bad beat jackpot. So not every pot gets raked
Yeah makes sense. I was just browsing around after you said that and saw another good idea of a high hand jackpot. Might be simpler for my crowd and create some good ole fashion shit talking
 

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I'm writing up the rules for a HHJ now. Here's what I have so far:

- HHJ entry is $5 per player and entry is optional
- Player must use both hole cards to be eligible to win the HHJ
- Players present for the start of the game are eligible for the full jackpot
- Players who enter late are eligible for half the jackpot. The remaining half rolls over to the next game
- Players who opted not to enter at the start of the game, but wish to enter late, are eligible for half the jackpot.
- Jackpot is locked until the game exceeds 3 hours

Give me some input on lines 3 and 4. I'm going back and forth on whether or not to restrict on time vs late entries. Maybe I should just leave it open to anyone. They'd have to pay the same amount, so as long as they pay and satisfy the time limit, maybe it's fair game? Thoughts? I think I'll leave line 5 in place so you don't have a guy sitting there watching the action, then decide to enter because the HH is relatively low.
 

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Well, for the debut of the HHJ, found this cool little thing to use as a “button” seemed festive , matches the DDLM’s and is perfectly sized.

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I'm writing up the rules for a HHJ now. Here's what I have so far:

- HHJ entry is $5 per player and entry is optional
- Player must use both hole cards to be eligible to win the HHJ
- Players present for the start of the game are eligible for the full jackpot
- Players who enter late are eligible for half the jackpot. The remaining half rolls over to the next game
- Players who opted not to enter at the start of the game, but wish to enter late, are eligible for half the jackpot.
- Jackpot is locked until the game exceeds 3 hours

Give me some input on lines 3 and 4. I'm going back and forth on whether or not to restrict on time vs late entries. Maybe I should just leave it open to anyone. They'd have to pay the same amount, so as long as they pay and satisfy the time limit, maybe it's fair game? Thoughts? I think I'll leave line 5 in place so you don't have a guy sitting there watching the action, then decide to enter because the HH is relatively low.
Unless you are trying to incentivize arriving timely, you don't need 3 or 4. Late arrivals are already self penalizing by playing fewer hands.
 

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Unless you are trying to incentivize arriving timely, you don't need 3 or 4. Late arrivals are already self penalizing by playing fewer hands.

Yeah for sure! I did take out 3 and 4, if nothing else just to keep it more simple haha.
 

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Comfy chairs to me was #1. No one is gonna care you provided glizzys if their ass is numb by hour 2. I bought some stackable church chairs that my guys have been complimenting me on since we got them.
Very good point on the comfy chairs.
 
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