What is FindPokerPal.com and PokerLocal.com websites about?
Both websites are for poker players to meet, organize and schedule poker
games and tournaments. We list games that are sponsored or hosted by fellow
members. The games have venues for home, club, charity or public.
Can I gamble or wager on these websites?
No, all poker games listed on the websites will be at the address designated
by the host.
Are there any fees to use this website?
There are no fees to view or list events. You can post one free event
Paid listings are also available that puts them first in search
results. We also provide a email service. Event hosts can send emails up to 300
miles of any city or US zipcode. Emails generate a much higher response rate
than a simple listing. We offer a 40% discount on the emails if you also
subscribe for paid listings.
Premium Host $19.95 per month Max. 3 paid listings
Unlimited Listings Host $49.95 per month
Emails $50 per 1000 or $30 per 1000 with the discount (3 cents per email)
$20 discount from the first 1000 emails you send pays for the $19.95
subscription. Subscribe and be sure you are logged in to get the discount.
Will I recieve emails? All emails you receive through this website should be about live local poker
events. You can opt out if you wish. Other members may try
to contact you about poker events. Your email address will never be revealed per
our privacy statement.
What is the difference between FindPokerPal.com and PokerLocal.com?
None. All memberships and listings are carried on both sites.
Is this website legal?
NOTE: This should not be construed as legal advice.
Since this website does not accept wagers it is perfectly legal.
You will need to research if playing poker in your area is legal and under
The law varies from state to state. In the roughy 2/3 of states were home
or “social” gaming is explicitly allowed. There are usually three basic
requirements to be met. This website is based out of Texas which has the
The games must be held within a private dwelling i.e. a home. Private
social clubs qualify as well.
The host or “house” cannot charge any fees or a rake the pot.
All players must have an equal chance to win.
A few states limit the pot ($10.00). Other states may limit the number of
games held at a single residence. Some states limit the advertisement of the
With the millions of visitors we have had, no law enforcement official has
questioned or even contacted us.
For more information
I'm a beginner poker player, any advice?
Keep to low stakes games. Blinds of $0.50/1.00 and under should keep
you out of trouble. You will find almost all "low stakes" games to very friendly
and other players will be glad to explain the rules of the game. It doesn't hurt
to practice playing online poker on the play money tables. You can get
a good feel of the statistics and tactics that way. Also keep to "limit" poker
games pot-limit and no-limit games can get very expensive even with relatively
What are Blinds?
Blinds are required bets made prior to seeing your cards. They
are conceptionally the same as an ante in creating a minimum pot except only two
players bet the blind per hand. The player sitting left of the rotating dealer
must bet the "small blind" and the player left of the them must bet the "big
blind". All other players must "call" the big blind if the wish to remain in the
game during the first round of betting. The small blind player must also call
the big blind of they wish to remain in play. Blinds are referred to as the big
blind/double big blind numbers I.e. 1/2 is $.50 for the small blind and $1 for
the big blind and $2 for the third and fourth round of betting. For the
purposes of this website blinds of $0.50/1.00 and less will be considered small
stakes games with a limit type of "limit" (see limits below).
What are Limits?
There are three types "limits" on this website. Limit, Pot Limit and No Limit.
"Limit" is the most restricted method that prevents the pot from growing too
quickly and beginner gamblers should only play these games. In limit poker,
in the first two rounds of betting a player can only raise by the
amount of the big blind. And then there can only be four raises per round. In
the final two rounds the raises can only be twice the big blind and
again there can only be four raises per betting round. In a typical hand
of .50/1.00 limit Texas Holdem were each bidding round has only one raise then
each participating player would bet 1 + 1 + 2 + 2 = $6 and a typical pot should
be about $20 to $30. The one nice thing about blinds verses antes is on hands
that you don't post the blind your getting to see your cards for free.
If you don't know what pot limit or no limit is then stay away.
Does the website sponsor any games?
No, all games are sponsored by fellow members.
What is BYOB?
Bring Your Own Bottle of alcohol. The host will usually provide a cooler chest
or refrigerator for beer etc.
What's with the "Bring Food"?
The host is asking for some of the players to bring a snack or soda item to
munch on. Do not feel obligated if you don't want too.
What's with the "Bring Money for Food"?
The host plans to order pizza or some other food delivery item(s) and is asking
you to bring extra money to pitch in with the expense. You may decline if you
wish. Hosts, it's best to order after all your guest have arrived to verify how
many players want to participate.