Membership: The Roosevelt Club is a private social club made up of members with like interests in poker, billiards, darts, sports watching, and other similar social activities. The Roosevelt Club is a private social club; use of the Club is restricted at all times to Members in good standing. Memberships are available to individuals in monthly and annual terms. All new Members are subject to a 1 month probationary period. The Roosevelt Club Membership Committee meets monthly to review the status of all Memberships including granting or denying full Membership to probationary Members. Memberships are also available to charities and businesses for special events.
Prospective Members: Before a person may become a member, he or she must apply for membership with The Roosevelt Club staff either in person, online, or via email. Prospective Members must apply for membership at least 1 day in advance of any attendance at The Roosevelt Club. Initially, an applicant, upon approval will be granted status as a provisional member. The membership committee will monthly to review the applications of provisional members and will grant or deny permanent membership status to a provisional member, conditioned on payment of appropriate membership fees. A provisional member may be denied membership for failure to abide by club rules, discourteous or rude behavior, cheating, dishonesty, excessive intoxication, failure of a background check, failure to pay membership and access fees, or any other reason in the sole determination of the membership committee.
To be granted provisional membership status and eventual full membership status, an applicant must present a valid government issued identification (e.g. driver’s license), must fill out application for membership, must be appropriately dressed and groomed, pass an interview with The Roosevelt Club staff and be approved for membership with The Roosevelt Club staff.
While The Roosevelt Club welcomes all applications for membership, not all membership applications will be approved. The Roosevelt Club is a private social club and each membership application is examined to determine if an applicant would be a good fit for our club.
A provisional member or member must abide by the rules of The Roosevelt Club. These rules are available as a print out from club staff and are posted on the wall of the Roosevelt Club. Violation of any rule may result or the immediate suspension of membership privileges, and denial of access to The Roosevelt Club without refund of membership fees or access fees.
Special Events: Members acknowledge that from time to time, The Roosevelt Club may have special events, charity events, or exclusive events to which members may be excluded or required to pay an additional fee to attend the event(s).
Private Place: The Roosevelt Club is not open to the public. This is a part of what makes The Roosevelt Club a unique place where members can legally play poker. The Roosevelt Club is not just about poker, its about friendship, good times, and socializing with people of similar interests. The Roosevelt Club house is a private place open only to provisional members, members, specially approved guests, and The Roosevelt Club staff. To be legal in Texas, gambling must take place in a private place.
No House Gambling: The Roosevelt Club, its owners, and staff make no money nor obtain any economic benefit in any competition, poker, tournament, or other gambling that occurs within the privacy of The Roosevelt Club. This is another key component of legal gambling in Texas. All gambling must only be among the players, therefore there is no house gambling allowed at The Roosevelt Club. To the extent that any staff members participate in any competition, poker, tournament, or other gambling, they do so not as employees of The Roosevelt Club, but solely as equal level competitors with all members. Only players may receive any economic advantage or money from the gambling. Agreements to split money between players and non-players is not allowed in any manner.
Food and Alcohol: The Roosevelt Club does not serve alcohol. Members may bring in food and have food delivered. Sometimes The Roosevelt Club hosts and/or serves food. The Roosevelt Club is a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) establishment. It is not the responsibility of The Roosevelt Club to limit members’ consumption of alcohol. Personal responsibility is required in deciding how much alcohol you consume. The Roosevelt Club is not responsible if you leave the facility intoxicated and get arrested or charged with an intoxication related offense. We will happily call you a taxi or friend if you have any question about whether you may be intoxicated. The Roosevelt Club reserves the right to remove intoxicated persons for safety, etiquette, and enjoyment of the Members and Staff.
Dues and Fees: Membership dues must be current at all times for Members to use the Club facilities. Club Access Fees are due and payable at the close of each session when a Member checks out. A deposit on access fees may be required. Members failing to check out when leaving will be charged the entirety of the remainder of the Club operating hours for that day. Unpaid balances must be cleared before a Member can check in for a new session. Memberships are available in monthly ($30), or yearly ($300) terms. The Club Access Rate is $10 per hour. Special events may require increased rates.
Gameplay: All poker games at The Roosevelt Club follow World Series of Poker (‘WSOP’) rules for cash and tournament games except where stated below. The Roosevelt Club dealers and managers are trained in WSOP rules and enforce the spirit and the letter of the rules in all circumstances. Rulings on gameplay are considered final only by discretion of the management of The Roosevelt Club in accordance with WSOP rules.
There is an active betting line. It is NOT a folding line.
English only on or around the tables.
No electronic device use (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) while playing a live hand. Players not in the hand may reasonably use electronic devices.
No smoking or vaping is allowed at the tables or anywhere else in the Club. Smoking must occur more than 25 feet from the exterior doors of the Club.
Taxes: Members are responsible for paying taxes on their winnings, The Roosevelt Club does not withhold taxes from players’ winnings.