Traditional (or "brick and mortar", B&M, live, land-based) venues
Traditional (or "brick and mortar", B&M, live, land-based) venues for playing texas hold'em poker, such as casinos and texas hold'em poker rooms, may be intimidating for novice players and are often located in geographically disparate locations. Also, brick and mortar casinos are reluctant to promote poker because it is difficult for them to profit from it. Though the rake, or time charge, of traditional casinos is often high, the opportunity costs of running a poker room are even higher. Brick and mortar casinos often make much more money by removing poker rooms and adding more slot machines - for example, figures from the Gaming Accounting Firm Joseph Eve estimate that texas hold'em poker accounts for 1% of brick and mortar casino revenues. Brick and mortar (also bricks and mortar or B&M) in its simplest usage describes the physical presence of a building(s) or other structure.
The term brick-and-mortar business
The term brick-and-mortar business is often used to refer to a company that possesses buildings, production facilities, or store for operations. The name is a metonym derived from the traditional building materials associated with physical buildings: bricks and mortar. The term was originally used by Charles Dickens in the book
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