Poker pro Doug Polk announced on his YouTube channel and Twitter account that he’s a part-owner of a live poker room in the state of Texas.
Polk, along with prominent poker pros and content creators Brad Owen and Andrew Neeme, own a reported majority of the The Lodge Poker Club & Card Room in Austin, Texas. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Polk, a three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner from California, said he made a “substantial investment” in the club, which has as many as 60 tables. The room is part of a reported flourishing poker scene in the Lone Star State. According to Polk, there are 60 rooms in the state.
The Lodge is said to be the largest poker room in the city.
Under Texas rules, the poker rooms can’t take a traditional rake, but they can charge fees for memberships and gameplay. The rooms host both tournaments and cash games.
I started my YT channel after watching and being heavily inspired by @DougPolkVids and @andrewneeme. Today, the three of us are officially co-owners of @LodgePokerClub. It’s really hitting me today. I’m so excited for my new role in the poker industry and for what’s to come. pic.twitter.com/RsdwCKvMij— Brad Owen (@TheBradOwen) January 3, 2022
Big news to kick off 2022: I’m partnering up with @LodgePokerClub alongside @TheBradOwen and @DougPolkVids!— Andrew Neeme (@andrewneeme) January 3, 2022
It’s a new role for me at this point in my career and I’m stoked to put in a lot of time there to help the business & the other guys succeed.https://t.co/t1imHxkgGE
Other partners in the poker room include Mike Brady, Ryan Fee, Matt Colletta, and Thomas Keeling, according to Polk.