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bivey

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Sorry if this has been covered before. I was hoping to put up a Facebook page for the people that play in my monthly games. I host a no rake, legal game. Instead of sending out 100+ emails a few times a month, I was hoping to post announcements and games to a Facebook page.

Is this legal in the state of Washington? Anyone tried this? I'm not about to risk trouble with the local authorities. I live in a small town and word travels fast!
 

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If you make a Facebook "page," I believe it may become publicly visible, and that may fall afoul of laws prohibiting the promotion of gambling. I don't know Washington law.

However, I do know that you can do a Facebook Event, set it as private, and choose whom to invite. If you do this, it's only visible to those who are invited.

I do that for my regular games... after the event, it's easy to copy the event to replicate it:

- more / copy event
- set new date / time
- edit the event name (I add the date into the name)
- save; it automatically keeps the same group of people invited (that's the hard part!)
- then add a new event photo (it won't frickin' copy the photo, so I assign it every time)

Not so bad, and stays private, so it's relatively safe.
 

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Create a private group, invite only.

Be sure to disable members' ability to add new members if you want to control who can invite/approve new blood.

Any events you create can be members only, so invisible to outsiders.
 

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Do exactly what Toby said. I've been sending out my groups poker invites like this via creating an event and it works awesome. Only I can add members to the private group and its super easy to copy a prior event and update the time/date for a new event.
 
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