Poker Tables:
7 Tables
Hours:
Open Now (5:00pm - 12:00am)
Minimum Age:
21
Sunday
12:00pm - 12:00am
Monday
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
5:00pm - 12:00am
Friday
5:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday
12:00pm - 2:00am
gambler1111 wrote a review about The Barrel in Franklin, KY

Some Hard Truths for TBS & Ky and Nashvilles lack of poker interest .

Why does a poker room have trouble in Kentucky? Let me pick a tiny town to put it in say Paducah or Franklin or London and wonder why there is barely one game on one table for a few hours with numbers dwindling rapidly. Yes Nashville is just down 65 from Franklin, ky but the amount of traffic from the construction makes it a bit of a haul. Also most players are losing players so once the losing starts to pile up, that person is done for awhile. Hold'em Poker is a tough game and apparently only very popular in the state that proceeds Hold'em.
So other than a radio spot or a social media post is all the advertising I have ever seen, field of dreams was just a movie. If you build it they will........have a tough time getting a cash game going. I sense a lot of unsure feelings from owners/management. I am guessing that is why the practically non-existent advertising. They aren't selling memberships either, scared they might to pay them back if the business folds. A shoestring budget is apparent, I guess they thought, throw it out there and see if it sticks. It hurts to throw good money after bad, just like a bluff into the best hand. A poker social club has been a gamble that has had few winners but plenty of losers.
In the beginning they would put clueless dealers on a game and have the table train the dealers and still have you pay $13 an hour and only get 10 to 12 deals for your money. Experienced dealers deal around 20 hands per hour.
I have seen players numerous times attempt to not pay the bet and get away with it and the dealers not notice and nothing was said. Poker cards on the floor and not returned after the deal.
So we have a unregulated gambling spot, I have seen nothing that ensures me a regulated fair game is being offered.
If you go here please as always pay attention.
The old adage you can't lose what you don't put in the middle is irrelevant here as the $10 daily fee and $13 an hour can quickly dig you into a hole that is hard to get out of.
Just to quell the naysayers who would say, "I bet he is just a sore loser who lost big there and is now salty." When I quit going I wasn't a winner because I left my pre-paid hours on their system, negating winnings. Honestly there are more ways to play poker than having to deal with the worry of waiting for a cash game, that possibly has the owners sitting in to fill the seats. I have to pay $13 an hour to play against the house or dealers on their day off. I tip the dealers so they bring my money back against me on their day off? Wtf. Yeah these small town poker rooms are just unregulated nightmares.

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Announcements from The Barrel Social Club

Updated 05/19/2024
All NEW members will receive a FREE $20 worth of cash game time rental!

Special Hours
MEMORIAL DAY
Monday, May 27, 2024
Open 2PM - 2AM
Cash Games All Day

Introducing the Barrel Poker League!!
$120 buy ins Mondays 6:30pm
Final tournament Saturday, May 25, 2PM

MEMBERS ONLY
♦️ $10 daily
♦️ $25 weekly (NEW)
♦️ $60 monthly
♦️ $300 annual

Cash Games = $13/hour
Tournaments = varies

Regular Hours
♦️ Mon: 6pm - 11pm (league night)
♦️ Tue: CLOSED
♦️ Wed: CLOSED
♦️ Thu: 5pm - 12am
♦️ Fri: 5pm - 2am
♦️ Sat: 12pm - 2am
♦️ Sun: 12pm - 12am

TOURNAMENTS
6PM, $60 Turbo Thursday REVAMP
15k starting stack, 12 min blinds
Up to 3 x $20 add ons at end of reg = +10k chips each

Rotating Saturdays
2PM, SAT, MAY 25
$500 JULY IN VEGAS SATELLITE
ONE (1) $12,000 tournament package is guaranteed.

Entry will be into a $10,000 buy in tournament in Las Vegas, between July 3 and July 6, 2024, at Barrel Management discretion.
Any excess funds generated from the League Prize above $12,000 will be ADDED to the prize pool of this event.
Barrel League participants may have a chip advantage, as dependent on league rules. See The Barrel's website for more details.

2PM, SUNDAY BOUNTY
Every 2nd Sunday = $250 Black Chip Bounty
Every 1st, 3rd, 4th Sunday = $160 Double Green Chip Bount

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