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Old 03-30-2020, 03:12 PM
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Bunch of my buddies and i play poker once a month or so but due to covid, obviously cannot.

We were thinking of using zoom and a poker app like Poker heat. But this sounds like a duct taped solution. Anything better?

Trying to recreate the back/forth banter , hence the zoom.
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PokerStars has a "Home Games" feature that allows you to create a private club. I ran a series of tournaments for the AO a couple years back using that. Payouts/Buyins can be done through venmo. You'll probably need Zoom or Discord or something if you want video banter, but Stars at least has a chat box.
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Hard to find apps that will deal stupid-ass wild card games.

Popular games in my weekly (friendly) table:
H/S -- high spade in the hole gets half the pot, lowest-valued card in the hole is your wild card, and any like it in your hand are wild as well.
Follow The Queen -- queens wild, and the value of the card following the most recently exposed queen is wild.
Baseball
Draw -- with deuces and sometimes one-eyed jacks wild.
Draw -- jacks or better to open, else reverts to low-hand-wins.
Pass the trash -- dealt eight cards; pass two to your left and two to your right; toss three cards, put the rest in some order, all reveal one card at a time. High-Low-Pig.
7/27 -- Dealt two cards, one up one down. Each round ask for a card or pass; betting rounds end when no one takes a card; closest to 7 wins half, closest to 27 wins half.
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I second pokerstars. It's easy to at least join a home game and play. It does take some getting used to and isn't as full of banter as irl. It is more fun than playing with anonymous people on the internet or complete strangers irl, imo.

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PokerStars has a "Home Games" feature that allows you to create a private club. I ran a series of tournaments for the AO a couple years back using that. Payouts/Buyins can be done through venmo. You'll probably need Zoom or Discord or something if you want video banter, but Stars at least has a chat box.
Thank you for this.
Not understanding the bold...do you have to funnel the money through poker stars? or are you saying we can do money on the side via venmo?
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On the side. That's how it was done. Means you have to know people and/or trust them to pay up for tourneys or cash games (not sure who would keep track of cash games, though).
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Hard to find apps that will deal stupid-ass wild card games.

Popular games in my weekly (friendly) table:
H/S -- high spade in the hole gets half the pot, lowest-valued card in the hole is your wild card, and any like it in your hand are wild as well.
Follow The Queen -- queens wild, and the value of the card following the most recently exposed queen is wild.
Baseball
Draw -- with deuces and sometimes one-eyed jacks wild.
Draw -- jacks or better to open, else reverts to low-hand-wins.
Pass the trash -- dealt eight cards; pass two to your left and two to your right; toss three cards, put the rest in some order, all reveal one card at a time. High-Low-Pig.
7/27 -- Dealt two cards, one up one down. Each round ask for a card or pass; betting rounds end when no one takes a card; closest to 7 wins half, closest to 27 wins half.
These games, and any other are possible with the use of TableTop Simulator. It's a platform available through Steam. You can have a 3d table, deck of cards, and chips and play any game you wish. It's hard to explain, here's the site : Tabletop Simulator
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These games, and any other are possible with the use of TableTop Simulator. It's a platform available through Steam. You can have a 3d table, deck of cards, and chips and play any game you wish. It's hard to explain, here's the site : Tabletop Simulator
Is everyone who wants to play required to buy the software?
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