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 plan to attend to confirm hours and safety rules.

States that are not listed do not have poker rooms (e.g., Alaska, Hawaii, Utah, Vermont, Idaho).

The majority of rooms that are open describe enhanced cleaning procedures which we will not detail here. We will rather focus on issues that immediately affect your experience (e.g., mask requirements, Plexiglas installation, limits on number of players at tables). Note also that when “masks” are referred to it generally means some covering of mouth and nose. Most rooms have opened with cash but have held off on tournaments to this point. Where we have found exceptions we have noted them.

UPDATED: October 12, 2020

Arizona

Casinos are allowed to open but many poker rooms remain closed within casinos. Many poker rooms are closed indefinitely, and some may never reopen. Here are those poker rooms that have opened:

Casino del Sol: Open. Poker 7-handed with Plexiglas divider between dealer and players.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass: Open. Plexiglas dividers. Masks and temperature checks required. 7-handed.

Talking Stick: Open. Plexiglas dividers on 7-handed tables and tables without dividers are 4-handed (reduced rake on those tables). Daily ($125 on weekdays, $200 on weekends) tournament at 10:15am.

California

Casinos were allowed to open, but many poker rooms remain closed within casinos. Many poker rooms are closed indefinitely, and some may never reopen. However, even some rooms initially opened closed again on July 1st due to new orders of Governor in response to the increased number of cases in the state. Now very few rooms are open. Here is the status of open or previously opened rooms:

500 Club Casino: Open. Outdoor gaming.

Bankers Casino: Open. Outdoor gaming. Masks and temperature checks required.

Bicycle Club: Open. Outdoor gaming with 17 tables. Masks required.

Capitol Casino: Open. Outdoor gaming. Masks required.

Casino 99: Open. 7-handed.

Casino Club: Open.

Casino Real: Closed.

Chumash Casino: Open. Plexiglas dividers. Masks and temperature checks required. 7-handed.

Club One Casino: Closed on July 1st after initial opening.

Commerce Casino: Open. Outdoor gaming. Masks and temperature checks required.

Elk Valley Casino: Open.

Gardens Casino: Closed.

Golden West Casino: Open. Required temperature checks and masks for players.

Graton Resort & Casino: Open. Temperature checks and masks required.

Hollywood Park: Closed.

Hustler Casino: Closed.

Jamul Casino: Open. 9-handed games but can play at 5-handed max table with 50% reduced rake if you want. Players have temperature checks and must wear masks. 1-2 tournaments daily in October.

Lake Elsinore Casino: Open. Outdoor gaming currently. Mask required.

Morongo Casino: Opened on August 21. Temperature checks and masks required. 7-handed.

Napa Valley Casino: Closed.

Ocean’s 11 Casino: Re-opened on August 28th with an outdoor facility. Daily $55 tournament at 9am.

ParkWest Casino Lodi: Open. Outdoor gaming.

Paso Robles Casino: Open.

Players Casino. Opening on October 13th. Masks and temperature checks required.

Seven Mile Casino: Re-opened with an outdoor facility on August 26th. Temperature checks and masks required.

Stones Gambling Hall: Open on August 24th with outdoor gaming pavilion. Masks and temperature checks required. Plexiglas dividers between players. 8-handed.

Sycuan Casino: Open. Plexiglas dividers. Masks required and temperature checks.

Thunder Valley Casino: Open. 7-handed games.

Towers Casino: Open. Plexiglas dividers. Masks required and temperature checks. No eating at tables. 7-handed.

Colorado

Ameristar Casino Black Hawk: Open. 6-handed. $3 max rake.

Golden Gates Casino: Open. 6-handed. $3 max rake. 3 tournaments every day in October.

Isle Casino Black Hawk: Open. $3 max rake.

Connecticut

Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos open but poker rooms are not.

Delaware

No rooms currently open.

Florida

For detail information on Florida rooms go here.

Georgia

Little Kings and Queens: Opened on August 1st. Mask are mandatory on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Scheduled daily tournaments throughout September.

Illinois

No rooms currently open.

Indiana

Although some casinos open, no poker rooms are open.

Iowa

Many casinos open but most poker rooms still closed. Rooms that are open:

Grand Falls Casino Resort: Open. Masks required for players. Several weekly tournaments.

Horseshoe Council Bluffs: Open. Masks required.

Prairie Meadows: Open. Masks required. 8-handed.

Riverside Casino: Open. Masks required for players. 7-handed.

Kansas

No rooms currently open.

Louisiana

Many casinos open but many poker rooms remain closed. Rooms that are open:

Coushatta Casino: Open. Masks required. 7-handed.

Golden Nugget Lake Charles: Closed due to Hurricane Delta.

Harrah’s New Orleans: Open. 5-handed.

Maine

No rooms currently open.

Maryland

Casinos open but most poker rooms remain closed.

Hollywood Casino Perryville: Open. 7-handed. Plexiglas dividers. Masks required. No seat changes.

Horseshoe Baltimore: Open. 8-handed. Masks and temperature checks required. Plexiglas dividers.

Live! Casino: Open. Temperature checks and masks required. 7-handed. Running at least two tournaments per day throughout October.

MGM National Harbor: Open. Mask required. Plexiglas dividers. 7-handed. Tournaments scheduled at 11:15am and 7:15pm Mondays through Thursdays.

Massachusetts

No rooms currently open. Encore Boston Harbor has announced poker room will remain closed indefinitely after casino opens.

Michigan

No rooms currently open.

Minnesota

Canterbury Park: Plexiglas dividers. 6-handed with Plexiglas dividers. Masks required. 1-2 daily tournaments Fridays through Tuesdays.

Running Aces Casino Hotel Racetrack: 6-handed. Masks required.

Seven Clans Casino Warroad: Open. Poker room only open Thursdays through Sundays. At least one daily tournament Thursdays through Sundays.

Mississippi

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino: Open. Masks required. Daily $100 tournament at 11am.

Horseshoe Casino Tunica. Open. Masks required. 5-handed. 1-2 tournaments every day with buy-ins that range from $65 to $165.

IP Biloxi: Open. 6-handed. Masks required. Plexiglas dividers.

Pearl River Resort: Open. Masks and temperature checks required.

Missouri

Ameristar Casino St. Charles: Open. 8-handed.

Century Casino Cape Girardeau: Open. Plexiglas dividers. Mask required.

Harrah’s Kansas City: Open. Masks required. 5-handed.

Hollywood Casino St. Louis: Open. Plexiglas dividers. Masks required. 7-handed. 2 tournaments most days in October.

Nevada

Many casinos in Nevada have opened with scattered poker rooms opened.

For detail information on Las Vegas rooms go here. Other rooms open elsewhere in Nevada are:

Atlantis Casino: Open. Plexiglas dividers. 7-handed.

Carson Valley Inn Casino: Open Wednesday through Sunday. Sunday tournament each week in October.

Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino: Open. Temperature checks required. 5-handed. 1-2 tournaments every day.

Grand Sierra Resort: Open. 7-handed.

Harrah’s Laughlin: Open. Plexiglas dividers. 8-handed. 2 tournaments every day in October.

Peppermill Reno: Open. 6-handed. with Plexiglas dividers. Daily 12pm tournament.

Peppermill Wendover: Open 5-handed.

Riverside Resort & Casino: Open. 5-handed. Masks required. 1-2 tournaments each day in October.

Wendover Nugget Casino: Open.

New Hampshire

For detailed data on New Hampshire rooms, see the New Hampshire article here.

New Jersey

No rooms currently open.

New Mexico

No rooms currently open.

New York

Casino have begun opening but most poker rooms closed for now. Rooms that are open:

Turning Stone: Open. Masks required. Daily Sit-N-Gos.

North Carolina

Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Casino: Open. 1st. Masks required. 5-handed.

Ohio

Deep Stack Poker & Card Room: Open. 1-2 tournaments every day in October.

Mansfield Gemini Poker Club: Open. 6-handed. Masks and temperature checks required.

Shark Tank Poker Club: Open. Plexiglas dividers. Masks and temperature checks required. 7-handed. At least one evening tournament every day. Buy-ins $60-$150.

Oklahoma

Casinos have begun reopening, but most poker rooms closed. Rooms that are open:

Choctaw Casino Durant: Open.

Choctaw Casino Pocola: Open. 6-handed.

Downstream Casino: Open. Masks required. 9-handed.

River Spirit Casino Resort: Open. Plexiglas dividers. 7-handed.

Oregon

Several rooms in Oregon have opened.

Beach Poker Club: Open. Tournaments scheduled for October 18th.

The Club House. Open. Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday tournaments in October.

Final Table Poker Club: Closed after initial re-opening.

Full House Poker: Open. Single tournament most days.

Grants Pass Poker Room: Open. Saturday tournaments scheduled.

High Mountain Poker Palace: Open. Running single tournaments most days.

Medford Social Club Poker Room: Open. Temperature checks required. Sunday tournaments scheduled.

MVP Games & Sports: Open. Friday $40 tournaments in October.

No Look Poker Room: Open. Saturday and Sunday tournaments scheduled throughout October.

Portland Meadows Poker Room: Closed.

Pennsylvania

Mohegan Sun Pocono: Reopening on October 16th. Plexiglas dividers. Masks and temperature checks required. 7-handed.

Rhode Island

No rooms currently open.

South Dakota

Casinos have begun opening but most poker rooms remain closed. Rooms that are open:

Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort: Open. 8-handed. Players encouraged to wear masks but not mandatory.

Saloon No. 10: Open. 7-handed. $9 tournaments (with add-ons and rebuys of course) Friday and Saturday mornings.

Texas

Most poker rooms in Texas are membership “clubs” so operate a bit differently than most rooms in the country. Many of these rooms are open.

101 Poker Club: Closed after initially opening. Plexiglas dividers. Daily tournaments.

52 Social Club: Open. Temperature checks required.

Abby J Card House: Open. Temperature checks and masks required. Individual tournaments of Saturdays and Sundays.

Aces Social Club: Open.

ACH Alamo Card House: Open.

All-In Poker Club: Open. Mask optional. 6-handed.

ATX Monte Carlo Poker Social Club: Temperature checks required. 8-handed.

Celebrity Card Club: Open. Masks required. 7-handed.

Champions Social: Open.

Empire Poker Club: Open.

FreeRolls Poker Club: Open.

Grinders Social Club: Open.

House Club Poker Room: Open. Plexiglas dividers.

Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino: Open. Plexiglas dividers. Masks and temperature checks required. 5-handed.

Kings & Cards Poker Club: Open.

KoJack’s Poker Club: Open. 8-handed. A few scattered tournaments each week.

Lions Poker Palace: Closed after initially opening . Masks required.

Lodge Poker Club – Round Rock: Open. Masks required. 8-handed.

Mint Poker: Open. 8-handed.

Paramount Social Poker Club: Open. 6-handed.

Prime Social Poker Club: Open. Temperature checks and masks required. 6-handed. Multiple tournaments every day.

Prime Time Social Poker Room: Open.

River Poker Club: Open. 8-handed.

Rounders Card Club: Open. Temperature checks and masks required. 1-2 tournaments each day.

Rounders Poker Room: Open.

Royal Card House of San Antonio: Open.

SA Card House: Open. 8-handed. At least one tournament per day.

Shuffle 512: Open. Temperature checks required. A few tournaments each week.

SoHo Poker Club: Open. A few scattered tournaments each week.

Spades Poker House: Open.

Texas Card House – Austin: Open. Masks and temperature check required. 8-handed.

Texas Card House – Dallas: Open. Masks and temperature check required.

Texas Card House – Houston: Open. Masks and temperature check required. 8-handed. 2-3 tournaments per week.

Texas Card House – Rio Grande Valley: Masks and temperature check required. Open. 8-handed. A couple of Saturday tournaments in October.

Washington

All Star Lanes & Casino: Open.

Black Pearl Casino. Open.

Casino Caribbean Kirkland: Open. Single tournament most days.

Clearwater Saloon & Casino: Open.

Fortune Poker Room: Open. 7-handed.

Jamestown Saloon: Open.

Lilac Lanes & Casino: Open. 7-handed. Daily tournaments (except Sundays).

Macau Casino Lakewood: Open.

Northern Quest Casino: Open. Masks required. 7-handed. 1-2 tournaments daily in October.

Palace Casino Lakewood: Open. Plexiglas dividers. 7-handed.

Red Dragon Casino: Open. 7-handed.

Roxbury Lanes and Casino: Open.

Wild Goose Casino: Open.

West Virginia

No rooms currently open.

Wisconsin

Oneida Casino: Open. Only on Fridays and Saturdays.