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: SEPTEMBER 17, 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. Tournaments running Sundays through Thursdays.

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: Closed on July 1st after initial opening.

Bankers Casino: Closed after initial opening. Masks and temperature checks required.

Bicycle Club: Closed on July 1st after initial opening.

Capitol Casino: Closed on July 1st after initial opening.

Casino 99: Open. 7-handed.

Casino Club: Open. Offering a few weekly tournaments.

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: Closed on July 1st after initial opening.

Gardens Casino: Closed on July 1st after initial opening.

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

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

Hollywood Park: Closed on July 1st after initial opening.

Hustler Casino: Closed on July 1st after initial opening.

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. Single tournament Monday through Friday in September.

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.

Paso Robles Casino: Open.

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 pavillion. Masks and temperature checks required. Plexiglas dividers between players. 8-handed.

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.

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. Mask required.

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 Laura.

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 seta 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 September.

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. Single daily tournament Fridays through Sundays.

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

Horseshoe Casino Tunica. Open. Masks required. 5-handed. 1-2 tournaments every day with buy-ins that range from $30 to $165.

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

Pearl River Resort: Open. Masks and temperature checks required. Single $50 tournament at 12pm on Saturdays.

Missouri

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

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

Hollywood Casino St. Louis: Open. Plexiglas dividers. Masks required. 7-handed.

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:

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

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

Grand Sierra Resort: Open. 7-handed.

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

Peppermill Wendover: Open 5-handed.

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

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-$125.

Oklahoma

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

Choctaw Casino Durant: Open.

Choctaw Casino Pocola: Open. 6-handed.

Oregon

Several rooms in Oregon have opened.

Beach Poker Club: Open. Tournaments scheduled for September 6th and 20th.

The Club House. Open. Wednesday and Friday tournaments into September.

Final Table Poker Club: Open. Two tournaments every day during through September.

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. A tournament scheduled for August 30th.

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

Portland Meadows Poker Room: Open. Daily tournaments.

Pennsylvania

No rooms currently open.

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. 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 have opened. Check with local rooms to see what currently availability and guidelines are.

Washington

All Star Lanes & Casino: Open.

Black Pearl Casino. Open. Daily tournaments.

Casino Caribbean Kirkland: Open. Single tournament most days.

Clearwater Saloon & Casino: Open. September 5th $220 12pm tournament scheduled.

Fortune Poker Room: Open. 7-handed.

Jamestown Saloon: Open.

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

Macau Casino Lakewood: Open.

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

Red Dragon Casino: Open. 7-handed.

Roxbury Lanes and Casino: Open.

West Virginia

No rooms currently open.

Wisconsin

No rooms currently open.