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  • Open Poker Rooms in California

Open Poker Rooms in California

Many poker rooms in California are closed indefinitely, and some may never reopen. . For some rooms, it is difficult to assess whether they are open from information on their websites. Always call when in doubt. Here is the status of open poker rooms in California.

Updated June 13, 2021

500 Club Casino: Open.

Ace and […]

By |January 31st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Poker’s Ideal Learning Zone

One of the most frustrating aspects of trying to get better at anything is seeing your knowledge outpace your performance. Poker players read books, watch videos, and observe pro players and can often clearly outline profitable techniques. Yet when they put their money on the line they struggle to execute, finding that doubt, anxiety, and […]

By |January 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|3 Comments
  • Mike Sexton

Farewell to Mike Sexton

This weekend the poker world lost The Ambassador, the venerable Mike Sexton. Sexton passed away at age 72 from prostate cancer.

Crowning a single person as the foremost at anything generally provokes debate. However, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the poker community who would debate that Mike Sexton was the first person they wanted […]

By |September 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|13 Comments
  • New Hampshire Poker

Open Poker Rooms in New Hampshire

New Hampshire poker rooms began opening in mid-June 2020. New Hampshire does not have a statewide indoor mask requirement, but some cities within New Hampshire do (e.g., Nashua) still do. Last month mask requirements and social distancing regulations were relaxed statewide.

While table size limits have been lifted, most poker rooms have chosen to keep cash […]

By |July 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Open Poker Rooms in Florida

Open Poker Rooms in Florida

Florida was at the forefront of the movement to re-open poker rooms last spring, starting with rooms in western and northern Florida. We reviewed the initial push in an earlier post. Since then, most Florida rooms have re-opened. Most rooms started with cash games and several are offering tournaments as well.

Below is […]

By |June 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments
  • Open Poker Rooms in Vegas

Open Poker Rooms in Vegas

Many casinos in Las Vegas opened months ago and progressively poker rooms have also begun opening. Mostly, poker rooms are offering cash games, but tournaments are becoming more common as well. As openings and safety requirements are changing frequently, please check the poker room’s website and/or call before heading out.

Closed refers to […]

By |June 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Open Poker Rooms

Open Poker Rooms in the United States

As most states continue the march toward reduced restrictions, more poker rooms around the country are starting to open and many that were open are reducing their safety requirements. Thus we are no longer listing specific safety guidelines but focusing on whether the room is currently just holding cash games (noted as “cash only”) […]

By |June 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|5 Comments
  • Florida Poker

Florida Man Plays Poker Again

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 […]

By |May 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|5 Comments
  • Poker shelter in place

The Sheltered in Place Poker Player

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 […]

By |April 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Poker in the time of Coronavirus

Playing Poker in the Time of Coronavirus

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 […]

By |March 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments