I am a criminal defense attorney here in Houston who plays at FreeRolls. Here's what I see.
While FreeRolls has come up with something totally a little weird - it is enough to be legal! More legal than seat rental. in my view.
The new approach does follow the Texas gambling laws. I don't think this model is what the law intended but it is legal.
101 will never see me because they are tipping dealers, floor, bar girls and more with chips from the game! TOTALLY ILLEGAL!
Definitely not a raked game.