Live Poker Rooms in the United States
Live poker rooms remain a major draw in the United States. Most major U.S. casinos have a dedicated poker room near you. The best tribal casinos operated games of Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and Seven-Card Stud, too. Even places without the luck to have a major casino often have a private poker club.
Finding good up-to-date information on the legal card playing venues in your area can be difficult. Most poker information blogs focus so much on online and mobile poker sites. While it’s helpful to provide reviews of desktop and mobile poker, land-based players need to know the name, address, contact information, and number of poker tables a site near them has. This section of our site offers the live poker information you seek and answers the question of “Are there any poker rooms near me?“.
United States Poker Rooms Near You
Poker is a huge draw in most US casinos, though very small poker rooms often have a difficult time surviving. Larger poker rooms can offer tournaments and more cash game variety, which attracts more players and enables the room to thrive.
Casinos in some cities have struggled, such as in Atlantic City, but it is not a result of poker issues. Poker does not make or break a larger casino; it only enhances the offerings if the space is available.
In recent years, casinos in New Jersey and Pennsylvania have been able to link with online poker and casino game operators to offer internet gambling. These states have laws that allow online poker and online casino games if operators and land-based casinos partner and obtain licenses together. This has been helpful to land-based casinos in Atlantic City, especially, because of the ability to cross-promote and use online gambling to bring new players to the casinos. The online sites also provide significant revenue on their own.
Poker rooms vary from state to state in America. In California, casinos are only permitted on tribal lands, but card rooms operate across the state. These rooms typically offer some table games and almost always offer poker. Card rooms like the Bicycle Casino and Commerce Casino in Los Angeles and Bay 101 in the Bay area have been very successful in the past decade or so, partially due to notoriety garnered from partnerships with poker tours like the World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker.
Since Legal US Poker Sites is primarily dedicated to online poker options for US players, we do not provide a comprehensive list of casinos and poker rooms across America.
However, we do provide some updated overviews of the largest poker states in America.
Nevada Poker Rooms
Las Vegas is perhaps the best-known gambling city in the world. It is also famous for its poker rooms, from Binion’s where the World Series of Poker began to the Bellagio where some of the highest stakes poker games in the world occur frequently.
As of March 2020, there are 19 poker rooms located on or near the Las Vegas Strip, and only one (Golden Nugget) remains in Downtown Las Vegas. There are also off-strip poker rooms at casinos like Red Rock Casino and Green Valley Ranch.
Reno has significantly downsized its poker options in recent years, though there are still rooms in casinos like the Peppermill, Boomtown, and the Atlantis.
California Poker Rooms
As of March 2020, there are approximately 85 card rooms offering poker in California. This includes Indian casinos that offer poker as well.
The most well-known of the poker rooms are in the Los Angeles area, with the Bicycle Casino, Hustler Casino, and Gardens Casino as ones frequented by players from around the country. The best known is Commerce Casino, which is the largest poker room in the world with 270 tables and always adding more to the 91,000-square-foot casino floor.
Farther north in California takes players to Bay 101 in San Jose and Thunder Valley near Sacramento. And areas a few hours outside of Los Angeles also offer some poker rooms in Native American casinos like Pechanga, Morongo, and San Manuel.
New Jersey Poker Rooms
The only city currently allowed to host casinos is Atlantic City, where casinos have long made the city famous around the world. Tough times in the past few decades prompted several casinos to close, but some of them remain open and offer thriving online poker scenes. The most popular is the Borgata, but there is also poker at casinos like the Golden Nugget, Harrah’s, and Resorts.
Several casinos are also linked with online poker sites, such as Borgata with PartyPoker, Harrah’s with WSOP/888, and Resorts with PokerStars. This has improved their live poker rooms through online poker tournaments.
Pennsylvania Poker Rooms
Pennsylvania has become a state with numerous casinos and poker rooms, and attendance is so high that the number of games offered often rivals Las Vegas. Parx Casino in Bensalem is one of the most popular, but there are also Harrah’s and Rivers in Philadelphia, Hollywood Casino, Mount Airy Casino, and Mohegan Sun Pocono. There are nearly one dozen poker rooms now in Pennsylvania.
This state also legalized online poker several years ago, and PokerStars was the first to launch its site in conjunction with Mount Airy. As with New Jersey, online poker and casino sites must partner with land-based casinos, and more have done so. There are about seven casino sites operational in the state, and at least one more online poker room (WSOP) expected to join PokerStars for online poker this year.