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May 9th, 2022 at 4:07:36 AM permalink
State: Texas
City: Round Rock
Casino: 52 Social ♣️


I think I missed a day, I got the K Rock chip posted during my 3 day flu but I just didnt have the energy to post yesterday. Feeing a bit better today so heres a new chip.

Todays chip of the day is from 52 Social ♣️ in Round Rock, Texas. Round rock is a suburb of Austin Texas just north of the city. If you remember my posts of Texas card rooms that I visited last year I posted both 52 Social and 52 Social South from Houston. One was sold and the other just closed from what I can tell. One of the owners (who the consensus from other rooms I visited is that he is a dick) opened up 52 Social ♣️ in January of this year. When I showed up to the club around noon they had no game going but 2 dealers and the aforementioned dick owner were ready to play so about 15 minutes later the game started up. Players slowly trickled in until the game was full. When I arrived I was told there was no membership fee, no time fee until 4 and they were still not taking a rake. I assume this is because they are a new club trying to bring people in. They run live streamed games there and had one running that night. It felt a little sad playing in a room with about 30 poker tables in it. The owner is a tiny old Korean man in a wheel chair and while I wouldnt say he is a dick, I also wouldnt say he was friendly. He was not only not participating in the fun conversation I was having with the other players but would chime in with snide remarks and opinions randomly. Basically a get off my lawn kind of guy. I played for a few hours winning about $40 before I headed to my hotel to check in and then figure out which club to go to next.

The chip sadly looks old even though its only a few months old. The chip is blue with 4 white edge inserts and white centre inlay. The club name and denom are both blue. The picture isnt blurry sadly thats just a faded 3 month old chip.

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May 9th, 2022 at 5:30:50 AM permalink
Sorry to hear you have been ill. So now you're feeling better and took the opportunity to create a little (unintentional?) anguish for me in maintaining the thread index. First, you stick the ♣️ in the name of the place (just as it says on the chip but unlike I have labeled anything in the index before) and then you put the "52" in the name of the place, unlike either of the previous establishments with similar-sounding names and unlike what they printed on the chip. Even now, it is too early in the morning for my head to deal with such issues. For the moment, I indexed it just as you put it in your header. And thanks for the new chip posting.

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May 9th, 2022 at 1:52:13 PM permalink
The reason I put it like that is because thats how they list it in the club, on google and on their website.

I just checked how you listed it and that looks good to me if it works for you.
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May 9th, 2022 at 2:14:44 PM permalink
Mostly I was joshing, PG. I do that sort of thing when I don't have something useful to contribute. BTW, focusing on that index edit, I found an error that I corrected. Right beside that 52 Social ♣️ entry is the link for your post about the Abby J Card House in San Antonio. However, until just a few minutes ago, that link did not send viewers to your chip post but instead to the reply that your post generated (two posts below) that included a quote of your post. Now the index really points to your original post.
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May 9th, 2022 at 2:31:18 PM permalink
Good catch Doc. Always happy to take your ribbing buddy.
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May 11th, 2022 at 1:55:53 AM permalink
State: Texas
City: Austin
Casino: Red Star Social


Todays chip of the day is from Red Star Social in Austin, Texas. I visited this club last year when it was Palms Social. I stopped in and played about a hour as a random 5/10 game was running and then it broke shortly after as they were all only planning on playing for a few hours. The game was set up to run by the players and apparently they do it often around the city at different clubs. I made 700 in a hour before heading to dinner with a local friend. The club has 5 tables and looks exactly the same as it did last year. A old larger man at the other game had to be told to put his shirt back and didnt understand why he had to wear a shirt Oy. The host lady felt bad that they were out of diet Dr Pepper so she surprised me by going to the store next door and buying me one, I couldnt believe she would go out of her way like that. I immediately put away the water I took instead and drank the drink she grabbed for me.

The chip is blue with 3 grey edge inserts. There are 8 sets of what looks like playing cards engraved into the edge of the chip. The centre inlay is black with the club name in red/white and the denom in white twice.

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May 11th, 2022 at 10:33:04 AM permalink
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The host lady felt bad that they were out of diet Dr Pepper so she surprised me by going to the store next door and buying me one, I couldnt believe she would go out of her way like that.
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The Mrs. and I went to Bay 101 for some Mothers Day poker, and there were about 5 people on the list ahead of us, so we went for a quick run to the nearby Costco. We got back after 45 minutes, and were already off the list. The poker host (Russ, I believe) said he walked the floor looking for us. I was very touched  I'd never heard of someone doing that! Usually, when you're called and not around, you're not given a second thought. (We didn't have to wait too long afterward to play.)
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May 11th, 2022 at 10:51:33 AM permalink
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The host lady felt bad that they were out of diet Dr Pepper so she surprised me by going to the store next door and buying me one, I couldnt believe she would go out of her way like that.
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The Mrs. and I went to Bay 101 for some Mothers Day poker, and there were about 5 people on the list ahead of us, so we went for a quick run to the nearby Costco. We got back after 45 minutes, and were already off the list. The poker host (Russ, I believe) said he walked the floor looking for us. I was very touched  I'd never heard of someone doing that! Usually, when you're called and not around, you're not given a second thought. (We didn't have to wait too long afterward to play.)
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Ya thats pretty standard for them to call you a couple times and then move on, very nice of him.

I know this thread doesnt get much in the way of responses but it seems like we have about 15-20 lurkers based on the one off posts we get every so often. Pretty cool.
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May 11th, 2022 at 12:19:23 PM permalink
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I know this thread doesnt get much in the way of responses but it seems like we have about 15-20 lurkers based on the one off posts we get every so often. Pretty cool.
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Consider these facts: Over its life to date, this thread has slightly fewer than 8,700 posts and more than 2,000,000 views. Seem as though each post gets read quite a few times, and this has been continuing for more than a decade.
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May 11th, 2022 at 1:46:58 PM permalink
I played regularly at a couple illegal rooms that had great service, both run by the same guy. The owner's mother would bring over dinner. There was a bar next door and they would ask if anyone wanted anything and run over to buy our drinks.

One night it was a regulars birthday and his girlfriend brought a cake that was in the other room. She sliced the cake and yelled into the poker room, "who wants the cake?". I called back, "I'll have some." After some laughter she asked me, "you want cake?". I do, says I, to more laughter.

She had the cake decorated with a graphic picture of the male anatomy. I had misheard.

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