For the second year, Houston’s largest poker club is raising the stakes against hunger this Thanksgiving. We’re inviting members to donate frozen turkeys and canned goods at Prime Social for our 2nd Annual Full House Feast food drive.
Players who bring in a frozen turkey with a receipt will have their donation matched in free time to play their favorite games. Members can also bring in 5 canned goods in exchange for a complementary daily fee. Members can donate through November 21st, with no limit on the amount of time matched.
Last Year’s Full House Feast
In 2019, the event collected dozens of Thanksgiving birds and hundreds of canned goods from Prime Social members and staff. The poker club teamed up with West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM) to distribute the donations to Houstonians in need. WHAM doubled the number of Thanksgiving meals provided to individuals in 2019 versus 2018 with help from Prime Social . This year, Prime Social hopes to increase that number again with help from its dedicated members.
The Full House Feast Turkey Drive has kicked off at Prime Social following a successful 10-day tournament series. The Lone Star Poker Series drew players from all around the country. This is the first holiday event for the poker club with a history of helping Houstonians. In the past, Prime Social has hosted its annual “All In” Toy Drive for underprivileged children and a Memorial Day fundraiser for veterans. In January, we helped “Restock the Shelves” of the Houston Food Bank. Prime had another opportunity to partner with WHAM when state shutdowns forced businesses closures back in March. Rather than waste hundreds of pounds of food, we provided fresh produce and dairy products to the pantry.
Through November 21st donations can be brought to Houston’s favorite poker club located at 7801 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas, 77063. Follow our holiday events and upcoming tournaments at www.primesocialtx.com or www.facebook.com/primesocialtx.
We hosted our first ever Lone Star Inaugural Poker Series last month from October 23rd through November 1st.
The 8 day tournament series drew players from all over the country to our poker room in Houston, TX. We were able to work with renowned poker star, Kim Stone, to develop the event for our members. Stone and Prime’s new tournament director, Justin Hammer, worked together to bring a Vegas style experience to the Texas poker scene. Prime Social members had a chance at over $300,000 in guarantees during this event. Over the course of the 8 days, players competed for a spot at the final table and a sterling silver championship belt buckle.
The tournament’s final tables were livestreamed to Prime Social’s social media pages, and regular updates were broadcast by PokerNews on their website. Six players competed at the final event table for a prize pool of $104,000.
This is the largest tournament Prime has brought to Houston poker, but we aren’t done yet. Our dedicated tournament team is working to create another major tournament series for our members. We’ve already broken the news of a tournament with $500,000 in guarantees. Watch out for more updates on our Facebook and PokerAtlas!
Check out PokerNews’ Sarah Herring and her coverage of the tournament, featuring interviews with Prime Social’s team and Kim Stone. Keep scrolling to see photos from the event!
The winner of our $104,00 guarantee final event… Oziel Zuniga! Oziel left with the championship belt buckle and won $60,030!
The winner of the $75,000 guarantee tournament, Lisa Fleishman, who took home $30,820! Congratulations, Lisa!
The $75,000 Event Table
The $104,000 Final Table
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Houston’s biggest poker club is celebrating Halloween this year with a chance for players to win thrilling prizes as they get in the holiday spirit.
Players who come into Prime Social this Friday and Saturday can hide their poker face and enter the running for best Halloween mask.
Prime Social members who want to join the contest will have their pictures taken by our friendly staff and all the photos will be voted on by our fans on Facebook.
The winners will be announced at the end of the weekend. The first-place prize winner gets $50 worth of game time at Prime Social and four special Prime Social wine glasses.
Second place will receive a Prime Social hoodie and two special Prime Social wine glasses. Third place will be dealt a Prime Social hat and a special Prime Social pint glass.
Face coverings are required to play at Prime Social as we continue to keep our players and staff members safe.
“Everybody is wearing a mask these days. We want our players to enjoy themselves and have a wild time on the holidays, so we thought of a more fun way to promote wearing your mask,” says Brent Pollack, General Manager at Prime Social. “Come by and see us this weekend and win prizes on top of the big winnings you can get in our card games.”
Players are participating in the Lone Star Inaugural Poker Series through the end of the weekend, with the final day of tournament events on November 1st. It is a 10-day tournament series with over $300,000 in guaranteed prize pools.
Be sure to check out the Halloween Mask Contest flyer below! For more information, call us at 832-377-7770, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new tournament is coming to Prime Social TOMORROW, September 26, 2020!
Check out the full video from Hammer below!
The All In or Fold ‘Em tournament starts this Saturday, 9/26, at 3 pm!
Late registration is open until 4:10 pm. Buy-in is $100, plus an optional $20 dealer add on. Rebuys are $50 and available only for the first hour! Levels will be 20 minutes. First place is guaranteed $3,000!
Prime Social recognized veterans, first responders and healthcare workers this Memorial Day. We donated 20% of the proceeds from Memorial Day to the Lone Survivor Foundation.
Lone Survivor Foundation provides relief, direction and hope to military families with a progression of Post-Traumatic Growth programs. LSF’s programs are for service members (both active duty and veterans) from all military branches and service eras, along with their families who are experiencing symptoms of PTSD, Mild-Traumatic Brain Injury, and chronic pain as a result of combat.
Read more about the Lone Survivor Foundation on their website.
Houston’s largest private poker club won’t let a pandemic stop them from honoring the sacrifices of our service men and women this Memorial Day. Prime Social plans to donate a percent of its proceeds from the upcoming holiday to benefit military families living with combat trauma.
On Monday, Prime Social will say thank you to those who are protecting us. In light of the recent pandemic, Prime Social recognizes those fighting on the medical frontlines. Members who are military, healthcare workers, or first responders can enjoy a free meal and free daily entry fee with valid id.
The members-only poker room will donate 20 percent of proceeds on Memorial Day, May 25, to the Lone Survivor Foundation. Lone Survivor Foundation provides relief, direction, and hope to military families with a progression of Post-Traumatic Growth programs. LSF’s programs are for service members (both active duty and veterans) from all military branches and service eras, along with their families who are experiencing symptoms of PTSD, Mild-Traumatic Brain injury, and chronic pain as a result of combat.
Members can play their favorite games safely while maintaining social distancing at Prime’s poker tables. The poker venue is taking temperatures, disinfecting the poker chips, and suspending their 24-hour schedule for thorough sanitizing.
“From the day Prime Social has opened, we have been committed to give back to our heroes. We invite our 14,000 plus members to help support those fighting for us this Memorial Day,” says Wayne Dolcefino, spokesman for Prime Social.
At 6 pm on Monday, May 25th, Prime Social will present a check to John “Spike” Garcia, a representative of the Lone Survivor Foundation. We encourage the media to join us in celebrating our military, healthcare workers and first responders.
Houston’s biggest poker club opens its doors Monday, May 11th at high noon, but coronavirus will change a few rules of the game.
All players, even if they are already members, will get their temperatures checked. Don’t worry. All the employees and anyone else coming in the door have to play by the same rules.
Face coverings are required to play. Instead of offering ten player games, tables will be limited to just six members.
Prime Social says it will operate at 25 percent capacity until they feel it’s safer. To give the place a deep cleaning every night, Prime will suspend the 24 hours a day schedule and close the doors from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. every day.
And those Prime poker chips? Even they will be sanitized.
“It’s time to get back to Houston’s favorite game,” says Brent Pollack, General Manager at Prime Social. “We want to be safe, but we are glad to get back to the fun.”
The closure of Prime Social led to another partnership with WHAM- West Houston Assistance Ministries. As a result of the state wide closure of restaurants and bars, Prime too shut its doors as a precaution. The spread of Coronavirus and COVID-19 hit businesses and consumers alike.
Many are being hit with hard economic times during this pandemic. The increase in economic stress has caused an increase in food bank patronage, leaving all shelves bare. Fewer families are provided for as grocery stores and food banks lose stock. School closures have also contributed to the influx of needed donations for hungry Texans.
WHAM, a partner of the Houston Food Bank, has been preparing packaged boxes of donations for distribution. A news story by ABC 13 about WHAM’s difference in the community mentions the line for services wrapped around the building before they even opened. The next day, Prime showed up with a truck full of donations for the pantry.
We realized all of the food we normally prepare for our members wouldn’t be used. The thought of throwing it away seemed completely wrong. Each day more stories hit the headlines of charities needed donations. Luckily, Prime contacted our friends at WHAM about the food. Thanks to our Full House Feast, our relationship with WHAM gave us an avenue to get the food in the hands of Houstonians. In just a few calls, our bar manager Drew was set to arrive at WHAM with nearly half a ton of produce, milk and eggs.
WHAM successfully took 867 pounds of food off our hands that would have otherwise been wasted. We are very grateful to them, their volunteers, and all food pantries. Without them many of our neighbors would be in dire circumstances. Thank you, WHAM.
Stay safe, Prime members. We will keep you updated on our date of reopening.
Prime Social is committed to safety and the well being of our staff and members. In light of recent events, Prime Social will be temporarily closed until further notice in efforts to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, and the resulting respiratory disease, COVID-19.
This announcement comes after news from Mayor Turner and Judge Hidalgo for all bars, restaurants, and nightclubs in Houston and Harris County to close for at least the next fifteen days.
Prior to this announcement, we implemented precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our members and employees. Along with standard cleaning practices of sanitizing high contact surfaces, Prime included methods that were uniquely poker.
To further stop potential spread of coronavirus, Prime cracked open new decks of cards every few hours at the tables. We sanitized chairs, tables, door handles, and even the poker chips. Hand sanitizer was readily available to all, stationed throughout the poker venue. You may have noticed our door was wide open, welcoming our members right in. This was also a safety measure meant to prevent the need of pulling the door handle, eliminating contact.
Thank you for your understanding and support as we make this announcement. Prime Social will continue to update its members as much as possible during this time.
Please stay safe.
The 7th Annual Mansfield Ed Tessaro Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament is coming to Prime Social. The multi-state tournament presented by the 2020 ALS Texas Hold’em committee honors Ed Tessaro. Tessaro is a former Macy’s executive, philanthropist, and mountain climber. Since his diagnosis, he and his wife have become involved with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Together, they helped to raise more than $6 million for ALS treatments and research. In fact, Ed was one of the initial patients in the first U.S. ALS Stem Trial in 2010. He has been a role model of courage and dedication to those affected by the disease.
The Texas-sized charity event will benefit MDA Houston, home of Prime Social Poker Room. MDA supports medical research and leads the world in non-profit health agencies. MDA continues to explore and discover new treatments for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
The Houston based event is one of many regional tournaments taking place across the nation. The winner of the regional tournament at Prime will enjoy an all expense paid- trip to Atlanta, plus VIP entry in the Mansfield Cares Golf Classic. Rest easy before heading to the Final Table with accommodations at the luxury Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Players competing at the Final Table of the 7th Annual Ed Tessaro Texas Hold’em Poker tournament will be vying for $5,000 in cash and gold.
How to Participate
Prime Social is proud to host another charity event to benefit Houston. We love giving back to the community we call home. Between turkeys, canned goods, and toys, the giving never ends at Prime Social. You can help support their research by participating in this year’s tournament on May 20, 2020. The tournament will run from 6-10 pm at Prime Social Poker Room. We’re located at 7801 Westheimer Road in Houston, Texas. Options for participating include viewer only, sponsorship, or suggested donation of $200 for $2,500 in chips.