New Hampshire poker rooms began opening in mid-June. New Hampshire does not have a statewide indoor mask requirement, but some cities within New Hampshire do (e.g., Nashua). So rules vary across rooms. Statewide, there is a limit of 6 players per table. With none of the large casinos in Massachusetts or Connecticut opening their poker […]
Florida was at the forefront of the movement to re-open poker rooms, starting with rooms in western and northern Florida. We reviewed the initial push in an earlier post. Since then, other rooms have opened in other parts of Florida as well. Some of those, particularly in the Miami area, have closed back […]
Many casinos in Las Vegas have opened, but only a few scattered poker rooms have opened thus far. Most rooms currently have a 5-handed table limit, but rooms like the Bellagio received an exception for 6-handed play (with Plexiglas between players). Mostly, poker rooms are currently offering cash games only, with the Venetian and South […]
As most states continue the march toward reduced restrictions, poker rooms around the country are starting to open. We’ll be giving you weekly updates on the open poker rooms, along with a quick summary of guidelines/practices. With things changing on a daily basis, you should check websites or call any room you […]
I wanted to post something here to tell everyone all about our new private live game server, and answer any questions you might have about it. Especially during this time of COVID, we think you will really appreciate this feature.
When the lockdown started and all the poker rooms closed, we started […]
Over the past two weeks, states have started re-opening business and social opportunities. While the vast majority of poker rooms in the United States remained closed, many, including some of the Las Vegas rooms are planning to test the waters shortly.
Leading the pack in reviving live poker is the grand peninsula of […]
Just a few weeks ago, we published a post on precautions to take when considering playing in a live poker venue. Wow, that seems so long ago. Today most of us face life-altering restrictions on our choices, albeit in the service of the critical cause of keeping the most vulnerable among us safe. The team […]
The past few days have brought staggering announcements regarding attempts to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Some travel between the US and Europe has been suspended. Many colleges are closing campuses and moving to online coursework for the remainder of the semester. With the discovery of Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert’s contraction of […]
Home poker games come in all shapes and sizes. There are as many style variants as there are hosts. Some games are just a few friends getting together to play some cash Hold’Em. Others can look more like a mini-tournament series: a group congregating monthly to create what is essentially a WSOP satellite. Similarly, […]
Every two years the Poker Tournament Directors Association (TDA) meets in Las Vegas to review their official tournament rules and make any changes they deem necessary. The TDA most recently met this past summer during the WSOP to conduct this biannual review.
Last month, the 2019 Rules were officially published. The TDA rule changes were generally […]