|Address:||1508 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220, USA|
|Working:||6PM–4AM 6PM–4AM 6PM–4AM 6PM–4AM 6PM–4AM 5PM–4AM 5PM–4AM|
A Private User
As a correction to Mr. Jimmys comment... If you play poker, and do not like the way the Shark Tank is run, then I say to you: try to find one that is better anywhere in the Columbus area. Take your time. I am a regular, and I used to play at Gemini. I first checked this place out in November, and havent been back to the Gem since. One of the keys to why that is...they--kick--out--the--assholes. All the other clubs Ive been to seem to be run by the players, not the management team. Now, for the corrections... 1) Most of the people that come there on a regular basis know how other regulars play. This is also a SOCIAL CLUB, meaning some people also come to SOCIALIZE. A lot of times we get a lot of money in the pot, and have someone all-in. Just because we dont put more money in on the side every time, doesnt mean that we are cheating and conspiring to take new players money. The fact is, in some situations, our hands are drawing hands, in which pot odds would be too high to get the other player to fold, hence, a no-bet is the best action. 2) If a player were to ever accuse others at the game of collusion, management would ALWAYS get involved. I have seen many of floor-rulings that have been against these valued regulars, because they messed up. I, myself, have had my hand killed in a $800 pot before, because I thought everyone was all-in, and flipped my hand over. Since there was still action behind me, my hand was killed, and all money in the pot stayed in the pot. Didnt feel good at the time, but it was my mistake, and it was the correct ruling. To say that the managers will show preference in rulings to regulars is ridiculous. A huge reason I go there is because of the integrity of the game, and its dealers. 3) Many of the players (not only regulars) like to show appreciation on winning nights. We tip the dealers for our winning hands, and we tip the window for our winning nights. If youve played in poker clubs at all, you know this. Its optional, but I like to do it, because if it werent for them being there, I wouldnt have been able to have a winning night. I realize that they appreciate the gesture, and it feels good to share in the winning. I usually max out at a $20 window tip, and dont recall EVER hearing of a $40 or $60 window tip--much less, on the same night! pretty obvious to me that the other reviews being all good, and ONE being bad, should speak clearly enough on the integrity of the club. My guess...this guy came in, and got served up on a platter. MUST BE CHEATING!!! Please come on a day that Im there...sounds like easy money! ;o)
A Private User
I became a member at nicks shark tank about five months ago and played there on and off for four months. I stopped coming a month ago because I found that there were cheating among players there. The so called regulars, which are the regular players that comes in to the club almost every day, like clockwork from the door open til close to closing time, would cheat. When they are in a hand together, along with other players, these regulars would make a big pot, raise everyone out of the hand, then checks the hand down. I noticed this one night and mentioned it to the dealer and manager. Both the manager and dealer chosed to do nothing, not saying anything to the those "regulars" that there conspiring with each others and cheat other players. In fact, the manager told me that "those regulars are friend and thats what they do." This indicate to me that he knows about the cheating and chose to continue to run business like so. By the end of the night, while standing in line to cash out, the regulars cashed out in front of me. They cashed out then both gave the manager about forty and sixty bucks each and one of them said to the manager "thanks man, we couldnt have done it without your help. See you tomorrow". There were others instances that happens about the same way. Thais why I stopped coming. For those of you who likes a good game of poker and come play by yourself, this is not the place for you. They will conspire to take your money then share it among themselves by the end of the night. And ofcourse, the manager taking bribes from them, makes it even more unfair to you as an individual player.
The Shark Tank is an excellent poker club in Columbus. The staff is friendly and run an excellent and fair game. Dealers do a great and fair job. I feel very comfortable playing here. I play tournaments all the time and there are a lot of other good players who play here. Its good to play with great people, for the most part other players are good and friendly too. Free snacks and drinks. They always hold some special tournaments almost every month and great players in and around all show up. If you like to watch sports in between hands, this place has quite a few TV’s and they always put on the hot games on them. If you are reading this, see you at the club next time.
A Private User
I like it here...close, has refreshments for free, management structured the fees right............HOWEVER it should be renamed Nicks Pirhana Tank because the regulars seem to be working together to take other people out at the tables who are "non-regulars." I have never left with more money, and I used to make paychecks playing online and going to casinos but not here. Idk about the previous reviews about cheating because they are not stacking the cards or doing anything illegitamite here.......if anything I would assume that they come up with strategies next door at the bar and then work together when they come in (just a theory).
The Shark Tank is the best poker club in Columbus. The staff is friendly and run an excellent and fair game. Having been a player there for over 3 years, I have never felt uncomfortable in the place like I have at other poker clubs in the area. The dealers know what they are doing and the management quickly steps in if there is an issue. The club is even friendly to female players as the club doesnt allow ‘troublesome’ players and has a security guard outside at night who will escort the ladies to their car if needed.
Fantastic establishment! Great action plays more like a house game than a casino. The floor managers always step in and clear up issues at the table. For the most part the people there are great. Obviously when money is involved people can get a little heated. But the management is great at de-escalating the tense situations. The biggest reason to play here us the people you meet. They are just genuine people who come to have a good time. If you dont want to talk to the people at the table I would go to the casino.
There are only a few places to play in Columbus. And its important that a social club with poker feels safe, fair and welcoming. The Shark Tank was the only club to survive after the casino opened, and theres a reason for that; a friendly feel, great regular customers and competent dealers. I know thousands more people than I used to due to this club, and the poker strategy I learned playing there got me into a great Vegas tournament, and gave me a fun, profitable hobby.