I have ran tournaments and cash games out of a local bar for about 4 years and my games have seemed to stop growing. I hope you guys can give me some ideas to get my games to growing again. Here are some details of things I already have going.
My poker games are held in two different rooms. Cash games are played in a private poker room that hold about 60 people. The tournaments are held in a room with a capacity of 170.
I have 3 really good dealers with a very good back up in case one calls in. I have bought uniforms to make them look more professional. I have 24 copag decks of cards. Four new nine foot poker tables with six by 4 inch rails. 11.5gram poker chips, New large dealer buttons so the whole table can see it.
I use a very strict system of casino rules.
I use the poker manger system from this website to keep the game flowing. I use it on my laptop and its hooked up to a 47 inch tv so the whole room can see it.
We do all sorts of promotions for our games like: free addons if you bring a new player, Big hand of the night jackpot, A mini and major bad beat jackpot, Chip bonuses for money spent in the bar. I even do a rebate for getting your aces cracked. I also run a 3month poker league. I'm really interested in ideas for this area.
I hope you guys can give me some help because i have racked my brain for new ideas. Anything will help. Buy in ideas, Game types, hardware, rule changes, tips on freerolls, tips for bounty tournaments. I want to know the things you have most enjoyed from games you have ran and/or played in. Thanks.