New Poker Table
A couple of months ago I decided to order a custom made poker table for my house. After quite a bit of research I decided that this company looked like the best there was available:
My table finally earlier this week, although I still have to wait another 2/3 weeks for the chairs! (Eight of the Black with Cherry chairs seen here: http://www.stinegametables.com/poker-table-chair.html) The table looks like the dogs bollocks, and I bought some Paulson chips and Kem playing cards to complement it.
The only problem is that none of my mates over here play poker! So the plan is to host several introductory games which will hopefully lead to some regular social poker nights.
It was quite an expensive outlay. All together, the table, chairs, optional dining table top, chips and cards cost around $9,000. However, at the very least, it's a nice decoration for the house!
I'm now looking for some software that is suited for a small home game. Typically it will just be a STT of 8-10 players.
Also, what type of structure/game would you recommend given that initially virtually of the other players will be complete novices who currently don't even know the rules? Obviously the emphasis needs to be on playing time for each player, so I would have thought some type of re-buy event.