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Apr 1, 2022

In the latest PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway and Jesse Fullen discuss their recent road trip across the Lone Star State as a part of PokerNews' Texas Week. Along with senior writer Jon Sofen, the trio spent six days traveling to 26 different poker rooms in Houston, Austin, Odessa, Midland, Fort Worth, Dallas, and College Station. They also swung by Doyle Brunson's hometown of Longworth as well as Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, where "Texas Dolly" attended college and excelled at both basketball and track.

In addition to exploring rooms such as Texas Card House, The Lodge (where they touched base with Doug Polk), KoJack's, Red Star Social, Shuffle 214, Wautauga Social Lounge, Poker House Dallas, and Game On Social, the crew also stopped by some historical poker sites, such as the graves of Poker Hall of Famers Jack "Treetop" Straus and Johnny Moss

The Texas poker market has grown leaps and bounds over the past five years, and if you've ever wanted a glimpse into what it's like, this week's episode is for you!

Time Stamps
00:24 | Welcome to the show
00:48 | PokerNews Texas Road Trip in the books
01:55 | Sponsor: GGPoker
02:50 | The genesis of the Texas Road Trip
06:00 | Day 1 – Flying into Houston; visiting three rooms
10:37 | Jesse wins big at Empire Poker Club on free steak night
13:14 | Day 2 – Heading to Austin
14:00 | Visiting Shuffle 512
15:33 | The Oaks Poker Club
17:17 | Paying respects to the late Jack “Treetop” Straus
20:00 | Red Star Social, formerly Palm Social
22:09 | Visiting Doug Polk at The Lodge
23:56 | Texas Stand-Up side game
25:10 | PokerNews returning to The Lodge in May
25:50 | Texas Card House Austin
26:50 | Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) the game of choice in Texas
28:20 | Last-minute visit to Austin’s 52 Social
30:28 | Heading up through Central Texas
30:40 | Stopping at San Angelo’s Roosevelt Club
32:20 | Paying respects to Poker Hall of Famer Johnny Moss
34:09 | Odessa’s Celebrity Card Club
35:50 | Midland’s KoJack’s Poker Club
37:35 | Remembering Clyde Hinton
39:06 | Doyle Brunson Day!
39:33 | Longworth, Texas – hometown of Doyle Brunson
42:53 | Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame
45:20 | Brunson’s alma mater Hardin-Simons University
45:43 | President Eric Bruntmyer gives us a personal tour
48:50 | Fort Worth’s Wautauga Social Lounge
50:13 | Poker History – The Stockyards
52:15 | Shuffle 214 in Dallas
57:38 | Texas Card House Dallas
54:20 | Poker House Dallas
56:35 | Quick stop in Waco, Texas
58:20 | Texas Avenue Social Club & Game On Social in College Station
1:00:00 | Fun times at Game On Social; Jesse meets Jerry
1:03:33 | Meeting Sarah for breakfast
1:04:35 | Texas Card House Houston
1:06:33 | PLO poppin’ at Legends Poker Room 
1:09:13 | 101 Poker Richmond looks to turn the corner
1:13:58 | Prime Social wraps Texas Championship – James Carroll victorious
1:16:00 | Farewell dinner at Goode Co. Barbeque
1:16:50 | 101 Poker Club in Katy, Texas
1:18:56 | Sponsor: Unibet
1:19:40 | Jesse pays a visit to Hangars Poker House
1:22:38 | Takeaways from the PokerNews Texas Road Trip