Posts Tagged ‘poker room’

New Poker Rooms to Enjoy in Atlantic City and Las Vegas

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

file4741238088930Poker rooms have long been a staple in both Atlantic City and Las Vegas, with gamblers hitting the felt to be able to enjoy their favorite poker games. For decades, gamblers would visit the towns to be able to visits multiple casinos, take part in poker tournaments and just have fun. Over the past few years, poker rooms have suffered in both cities, with many closing down due to low traffic numbers. In 2016, poker seems to be doing well once again and both Atlantic City and Las Vegas have a new poker room to enjoy.

In Las Vegas, players can visit the Encore Casino and take part in poker gaming at the casino while Atlantic City visitors will find a new room at the Trump Taj Mahal. At the Taj, players can now experience a state of the art poker room that launched just last month after being revamped under new ownership. Tropicana Entertainment now owns the venue, with the poker room updated to offer twenty five gaming tables with a variety of games as well as features.

In Nevada, the Encore Casino, owned by Steve Wynn, now provides a new poker location.  A great deal of money was used to create the new gaming space which features 8,600 square feet of poker entertainment. The poker room is quite a bit larger but only has increased in table gaming space by 3 new tables. However, the new poker room is more open, providing a more comfortable space for gaming.

A neutral palette was used when creating the room, with plush chairs and extra padded tables. Every seat includes a USB charging port which can be used for charging mobile devices. A dedicated bathroom is also included, a bonus that poker players are sure to enjoy.

These two poker rooms are great additions to the gambling cities and will hopefully see a lot of action in the coming months.

Tribal Casino Fighting Idaho Poker Ban

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

An Indian tribe in Idaho wants to open a poker room and they are not letting a state constitutional ban stop them. The Coeur d’Alene Casino is scheduled to open a new poker room on May 2nd, despite the state having a ban on poker games. The tribe says the law does not apply to the tribe and their casino.

The Idaho Lottery Commission has a different take on the subject. They may be planning on shutting down the poker games at the casino, which would be six tables in all. The casino would be offering Texas Hold’em and Omaha and there would be no house bank involved, the players would only be competing against each other and wagering on the outcome.

The tribe asked many opinions on the subject before moving forward with creating the online poker rooms. According to the information found, the tribe believes they are exempt from the state regulation as based on the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

However, the Lottery Commission has a different opinion. Jeff Anderson is the director of the commission and he stated that the state has interrupted the law differently. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act does exempt card games that are non-house banked on tribal lands but this is only when the given game is not prohibited by law.

According to Anderson, the game of poker is specifically prohibited in the state, by law. There have been arrests in the state before for breaking this law. Anderson recently sent a letter to the National Indian Gaming Commission to ask to speak about the subject. The casino is now trying to work out the details where they can offer poker by the deadline without having to be subject to the law or prosecution. It will be interesting to see if the casino can pull this off or if poker will still remain nonexistent in the state of Idaho.

One More Poker Room Added in Maryland

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

The state of Maryland has steadily moved along in the area of gambling after live dealer games were authorized last year. Players have had the opportunity to enjoy a variety of table games thanks to the amendment last year and now another new poker room is in the mix. The Rocky Gap Casino Resort has opened a new poker room that is now open for business.

Many other casinos in the state have opened poker rooms and have been busy launching table gaming options. The Rocky Gap poke room has three poker tables and has no limit hold’em and limit hold’em. This may not seem like a lot compared to New Jersey or Nevada, but the state of Maryland has went from zero table games to many options over a few months’ time frame. Residents are definitely happy to have the options and visitors now have added destinations to add to their list.

The Rocky Gap gaming facility also has over 550 slot machines and ten table games. The casino was just recently allowed to add a poker room after Stephen Martino, the Lottery and Gaming Control Agency Director signed for the operation license. The casino just opened in May of this year and already has a nice selection of gaming options to choose from.

A fifth casino is also in the works currently in the state of Maryland so eventually there will be even more gaming options. The new casino will be owned by Caesars Entertainment Corp and will be home to a WSOP branded poker room, most likely, but not yet confirmed. As of right now, the largest poker room in the state is at Maryland Live! But the new casino is sure to give them a run for their money!