A friend mentioned to me that there was a poker room operating in GA and I immediately dismissed it as misinformation. Even on first glance, I was very confident that whatever was going on inside Little Kings and Queens was not real poker.
I was wrong. Poker is here.
In GA, you can play poker for cash in a private setting so long as the game is not raked, and these games are not raked. However, there is a charge to enter the room as well as to rent your seat. Dealers/Staff are tipped in tokens that are purchasable at the cage. Thus, you have a poker game where no money is leaving the table at any point, and are therefore operating with no issues.
Purchase your time in bulk to get bonus time. Play from 2-6 every day at 1/2 price the normal hourly. They also have tournaments, but I didn't look into those as much, so I'm not as sure about how they work. Refer to other reviews or honestly just reach out to them with any questions you have.
People were friendly and more than happy to explain how everything works. Game was great. They run 1-2, 1-3, and 2-5 NLH cash tables. Also some PLO cash.
The charitable aspect of all of this is the cherry on top. They are a licensed 501c3 and invest heavily in their community. $10 of your paid entries into their club are tax deductible. The game of poker always needs good people and good ambassadors, and from what I can tell the folks working to provide these games are both of those things.
One thing to watch for is to make sure that you have cash on you at all times. If you run out of tokens to tip the staff you can't exchange chips for tokens, has to be cash.
I'll be back, most likely to buy a yearly membership.