When it comes to poker, few places in the world are as hot as Texas! That’s why we’re kicking off Texas Week here on PokerNews from March 24-30. That will include a ton of new Texas-focused content, a dive into the PokerNews archives, and a special PokerNews Texas Road Trip throughout the Lone Star State!
Approximately five years ago, cardrooms started popping up around the Lonestar State, and right now they’ve grown to the point where they’re hosting both massive tournaments and cash games. While such rooms started out operating in a bit of a gray area, it seems lawmakers are becoming more accepting of local card business, which was recently evidenced when the Dallas Board of Adjustment (BOA) ruled in favor of Texas Card House.
Even Doug Polk, Andrew Neeme, and Brad Owen have gotten in on the Texas action by investing in Austin’s The Lodge Poker Club, which you can read about here, while Justin Hammer and his team are offering monster guarantees at Houston’s Prime Social, including in The Texas Poker Championship happening now.
Poker in Texas seems to be in the headlines on a daily basis – from big six-figure winners to authorities raiding rooms; from shootings to Sammy Farha getting punched in the face – and there’s no doubt our readers love the content.
That is why PokerNews has decided to send a trio of reporters – Executive Editor USA Chad Holloway, Senior Editor Jon Sofen, and Community Manager Jesse Fullen – down south for a weeklong road trip throughout Texas. They’ll visit cardrooms in Houston, Austin, Midland, Dallas-Fort Worth, College Station, and more, while also visiting various historical places associated with the game of poker (you know Doyle Brunson is from Texas, right?).
This article will be updated regularly with highlights, stories, and images from their adventures, which will include interviewing industry insiders, notable players, and taking photos of the various rooms. Be sure to check back regularly so that you can live vicariously through PokerNews’ Texas Road Trip.
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Learn more about poker in Texas here!
In the meantime, check out some of our recent news articles regarding the Texas poker scene:
Remember to refresh this article often as it will be constantly updated with fresh content from the PokerNews Texas Road Trip.
Executive Editor U.S.
Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.