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Card Player Poker Tour Heads To Texas For First Ever Tournament Stop In State

Post Oak Poker Club To Host Lone Star State Poker Championship


The Card Player Poker Tour is finally heading to the state of Texas.

The Post Oak Poker Club in Houston, the first licensed poker club in the state, is excited to announce the first major poker tournament tour stop ever in the Lone Star State. The 2nd annual Lone Star State Poker Championship, presented by the Card Player Poker Tour, will be held July 30 through Aug. 5, 2018.

Yes, you heard that right. Legal Texas hold’em in Texas! The series also marks the first non-charity major poker tournament in the state.

Here’s a look at the schedule.

Date Buy-In Event Chips Levels
30-Jul $330 Black Chip Bounty ($100) 8,000 30 minutes
31-Jul $230 Deepstack NLH 15,000 30 minutes
1-Aug $580 PLO Championship 12,000 30 minutes
2-Aug $230 Seniors NLH 10,000 30 minutes
3-Aug $580 Main Event Flight A 20,000 30 minutes
4-Aug $580 Main Event Flight B 20,000 30 minutes
5-Aug $120 Last Chance NLH 8,000 20 minutes

“We are really going to have a lot of fun and Card Player is the perfect partner to help us get the word out,” said Post Oak Poker Club founder Daniel Kebort.

The Lone Star State Poker Championship Main Event, which features a $500 buy-in (plus the $80 seat rental), will run Aug. 3-5. The festivities actually kick off on July 28 when the ladies of LIPS will hold the first annual Lone Star Ladies State Poker Championship.

The Post Oak Poker Club is hosting a “Welcome Home” party for poker July 27-28.

“We are working to create a festival atmosphere around the event complete with a freeroll tournament, giveaways and a complimentary buffet highlighting the best of Texas in order to welcome Texas Hold’em back home in style,” Kebort said.

Customized gold rings will be awarded to the winners of the following events: Lone Star State PLO Championship, Lone Star State Seniors Poker Championship and the Lone Star State Poker Championship Main Event. The championship rings are crowned with the Texas state gem, blue topaz, cut in a Lone Star shape and featuring black onyx and rubies.

Click here for discount hotel rooms available from the Post Oak Hilton Galleria.

About the Post Oak Poker Club

The Post Oak Poker Club opened in August of 2017 as the first private poker club in Houston. Since then, POPC has continued to pioneer the poker industry in Texas. Along with the Card Player Poker Tour, the Post Oak Poker Club is now poised to set the standard for what players can expect from a major tour stop in Texas. POPC is located in the heart of Uptown Houston, the most exclusive neighborhood in Texas for shopping, dining and now poker.

“Come out and see the best of Houston as we show the world what poker in Texas is all about,” Kebort said. “As the first major tour stop in Texas we are looking forward to sharing our world-class venue and unique membership model poker club with the national poker community.”

In order to fully comply with Texas gambling law, POPC doesn’t take a rake but rather charges fees for seat rentals and other amenities poker players love.



almost 4 years ago

Texas Hold 'Em for money has always been legal in Texas as long as there wasn't anybody making money except the players. I've played in dozens of home games which are perfectly legal, even to the point of asking for $10-$20 for food and drinks. What is significant here is that this is legal Commercial poker in a card room. There are several of these poker rooms in North Texas as well, although it seems that they are still open because the police haven't made an issue out of it. It seems that, as in real estate, location is important.