As Temperatures Drop In November, Texas Poker Heats Up

Written By Anthony Cicali on November 1, 2023 - Last Updated on November 3, 2023
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As it begins to get colder in November, the poker scene in Texas remains red hot. With major poker tournaments in the Houston, Austin and the Dallas areas, The Lone Star State promises to be the ultimate destination for poker players in the coming month.

Millions of dollars are guaranteed in tournament prize pools throughout November in Texas.

Here at PlayTexas, we’ll help you keep your finger on the pulse of the poker world in Texas each month. Because online poker in Texas is illegal for real-money games, this will focus exclusively on live poker tournaments.

$500,000 Winter Main Event at The Lodge

The Winter Main Event will run at The Lodge from Nov. 26 through Dec. 3. Multiple flights will be available. The buy-in is $500. There are 13 Day 1 flights to pick from. All Day 1 survivors will duke it out on Sunday, Dec. 3, for the victory.

The Lodge will also host a Black Friday tournament Nov. 24 through 26. This will be a $300 buy-in and comes with a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool. There are six starting flights on the day after Thanksgiving.

The Lodge will hold daily poker tournaments throughout November as well.

  • $250 NLH Deep Stack: Sundays, 12:15 p.m. ($15,000 guaranteed)
  • $100 NLH Bounty: Mondays, 12:15 p.m. ($2,000)
  • $30 NLH Freeroll: Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m. ($15,000 guaranteed)
  • $30 PLO Freeroll: Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. ($5,000 guaranteed)
  • $30 NLH: Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. ($7,500 guaranteed)
  • $120 NLH Freezeout: Fridays, 7:15 p.m. ($4,000 guaranteed)
  • $100 NLH Freezeout: Saturdays, 7:15 p.m. ($3,000 guaranteed)

In October, The Lodge held a heads-up championship event. The tournament final was streamed on YouTube. The winner took home over $23,000.

$300,000 Turkey Shootout at Houston Texas Card House

Each week leading up to Thanksgiving, Houston Texas Card House will run three $100,000 guaranteed tournaments.

The events include:

  • $200 NLH 25k: Nov. 1-5 ($100,000 guaranteed)
  • $300 NLH Mystery Bounty: Nov. 8-13 ($100,000 guaranteed)
  • $300 NLH 25k: Nov. 15-19 ($100,000 guaranteed)

Texas Card House has locations across the state. Each site hosts different events.

  • Austin
  • Dallas
  • Spring (north of Houston)
  • Las Colinas (near Irving)
  • Rio Grande Valley

Houston Prime Social Tournament Bad Beat Jackpot

Houston Prime Social continues to grow the largest tournament bad beat jackpot in the state. As of Oct. 26, it is up to $35,000 and climbing. Players are eligible for this prize by playing in one of Prime’s weekly tournaments.

In November, Prime is holding a Main Event from Nov. 1 through 6. The $600 buy in comes with a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool. There are 10 starting flights for this event. The final table is Monday, Nov. 6.

Shuffle 512 in Austin holds weekly freerolls

In November, the Shuffle 512 Poker Room hosts freeroll tournaments. The cost is $30 to join. Every week, poker players have the following tournament options at the club:

  • $30 NLH Tournament: Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. ($2,000 guaranteed)
  • $30 NLH DBL Tournament: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. ($2,000 guaranteed)
  • $30 NLH Freeroll Tournament: Fridays, 7 p.m. ($3,000 guaranteed)

$50,000 guaranteed weekly at Dallas Shuffle 214

Shuffle 214 offers tournaments almost every day in Dallas. Players can choose from bounties, No Limit Hold ’em and even some Pot Limit Omaha weekly. Also, there’s weekly freeroll events.

The following events will be available in November:

  • $130 NLH 60,000 Cowboy Stack: Sundays, 2 p.m. ($10,000 guaranteed)
  • $130 NLH 50,000 Mega Stack: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. ($10,000 guaranteed)
  • $150 Pot Limit Omaha: Thursdays, 6 p.m. ($5,000 guaranteed)

The Royal Card House $5,000 prize pool weekly

The Royal Card House is a members-only club and currently has 10 poker tables. Each week, the Royal Card House in San Antonio offers two events:

  • $160 NLH 60,000 NLH Start Stack Freezeout: – Fridays, 6 p.m. ($3,000 guaranteed)
  • $70 NLH 25,000 NLH Start Stack: Saturdays, 6 p.m. ($2,000 guaranteed)

Other places to play tournaments in Texas

  • Amarillo Social Club, Amarillo
  • Rounders, San Antonio
  • The Fort Card Room, Aledo
  • Texas Double Deuce, Burleson
  • Spades Poker House, Webster
  • Elite Social Club, Houston
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Anthony “Eatahoagie“ Cicali is a freelance writer from Riverside, NJ. He’s also a Twitch casino streamer and a professional East Coast poker player. You can follow his gambling adventures on Twitter @Eatahoagie.

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