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Support your London Poker Meetup!

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Dave P.
Group Organizer
London, GB
Post #: 255


So what do we spend our money on?

Hosting costs for website currently charge us the princely sum of $144 a year for hosting London Poker Meetup on here (a sliver under £7 a month), which is an absolute Billy Bargain whichever way you damn well look at it. Well, I think it is, anyway. Maybe I'm in a club of one on that...

Poker tables

As you may already know we’re currently in the process of getting some proper poker tables [drool] for the London Poker Meetup (as discussed here­), and the original plan was for us to fund this purchase in advance by using affiliate funds from one of the major online poker rooms. This plan kind of fell by the wayside initially because the release requirements for the payment of said funds were quite stiff and the money would be quite some getting to us. As I wasn’t prepared to wait that long I decided to just go ahead and stump up for the tables anyway. One of these has already arrived and the second one should be with us before the end of April 2006. The initial plan is to get six of these tables, with the possibility of more as the group grows.

As anyone who’s seen the new kidney-shaped table currently in situ at The Walrus will have witnessed, we’ve gone for a fairly high specification product. The photo cloth used is equivalent to Cordura cloth, has a rub rate of 30,000 on the Martindale scale (identical to that used in major casinos around the world), solid chrome legs, a (rather brash) custom logo and a quality bumper rail. The second kidney-shaped table is on order as we speak and will be more or less identical to this one but will incorporate a dealer cut-out and bet line. Following the results of the poll­ it's likely that any additional tables we order will be round rather than kidney-shaped as most of our games are dealer-dealt. We haven’t quite decided which supplier we’re going with as yet, but the priority will be to source top quality tables at the best possible price, tables that should last us well into the future. Ideally we would like to raise sufficient funding to provide tables for both the Lodge and The Walrus, our two biggest regular games.

Cards, chips, table accessories and trophies

All of the poker chips, playing cards, postillions, cloths, buttons and timers we use at The Walrus were purchased using affiliate money generated by our members, and we have sufficient equipment on hand now to cater for even the very largest tournaments (something like 5,000 chips in total). The only items we need to periodically replace are playing cards, although twenty new packs of Fournier were purchased in March 2006 so it is unlikely we will need new stock in the immediate future. If group funds generated ever reach the stage where we have sufficient revenue to justify purchasing our own custom-graphic poker chips this is something we can discuss in the future, but this is not a priority at the moment.

Making a donation towards running costs via Paypal

A few members have expressed an interest in making a donation towards group overheads, and contributions like these are always greatly appreciated. Probably the easiest way to make such donations is by using Paypal. To make a one-off donation of £7 just click on the button below. What does £7 get you? Your choice from any of the following:

          - A month of hosting for London Poker Meetup on

          - A pack of Fournier playing cards for the group.

          - A round of drinks for Jim, Mark and the two Daves! And a bag of crisps!


Ongoing Funding via Affiliate Deals

Whilst we won't be asking anyone to put up any of their own money directly in respect of group purchases, all we WOULD ask is that as and when you decide to sign up with a new online poker room that you please make an effort to download the software using one our affiliate links below. It won’t cost you a penny more to do so, but when you create your account using one of these links the group receives an affiliate payment (anything from $50 to $125) for every new real money signup. It will obviously take quite some time for these affiliate payments to be released as most are subject to a number of hands being played at the poker room concerned, but we should eventually be able to recoup the initial cost of the tables and possibly get together some funds for future purchases, such as playing cards, poker chips and anything else we think we might need in the future.

The list below is by no means comprehensive and I will be adding other links as and when I get round to it, so if you don’t see the poker room you want to sign up to listed, please drop me a line or ring me (07973 333 555) and I’ll do my best to set things up.

A big thank you in advance to anyone and everyone who gets involved, in whatever capacity.


Dave P
Organiser, London Poker Meetup
Dave P.
Group Organizer
London, GB
Post #: 279
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