Snoopy68 wrote a review about Watauga Social in Watauga, TX

Special exempt , don't care , payoff??? what's the law

I was under the impression that all legal poker clubs are BYOB. So my question is, how do they get around the law by serving hard alcohol and beer to their customers. I witnessed this myself and you can see from the other reviews on here that they were served as well ! Reference 1 of Chongback's reviews .
So what's the law or are they exempt ?

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  • Hi Charlie Brown, you are correct. We are a BYOB and according to the city of Watauga law because we are a Private Social Club, we do NOT need any permits or license to provide complimentary alcohols to our members. And of course YOU have witnessed this yourself as you were an employee of ours until we terminate your employment with us on 01/20/2022. We wish you the best in your future endeavors.

Announcements from Watauga Social Lounge

Watauga Social Lounge is temporarily closed.

Tarrant County Sheriff Game Room Regulations Department ceased $200k cash (including the $132,840 prize pool money that belongs to the tournament players) and all of W.S.L equipment   

For the members who received a citation, please send your contact information to

We have a meeting on Monday with an attorney for legal representative for all tournament players who receive a citation from the Tarrant  county sheriff’s department, and to get back the $132,840 that belongs to the tournament players.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has cause to our members, to our staff, to the poker community and to the city of watauga.

Thank You for the love and support we have been given. We hope to open back up soon.

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ac2758 wrote a review about Watauga Social in Watauga, TX

Total Mess

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