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Land Based Casinos Offering Live Poker Tournaments

It’s the Poker legends that have placed Poker on the Casino map and brought it to a brand new level of entertainment. Once considered a game that was played in smoked filled basement in someone’s house is now big money making potential by players that know a thing or two about Poker.

Poker Legends


Legends like the Texan Doyle Brunson was the first player to win $1 million in a Poker tournament going on to win 10 WSOP bracelets in his career.

Johnny Chan born in China went pro after winning two consecutive WSOP championships back to back in 1987 and 1988, a record that has went undefeated.

Most land based Casinos offer table game poker with popular favorites like Pai Gow, Three Card Poker, Let it Ride, Caribbean Stud and Texas Hold’em. The largest offering of land based Casinos and/or popularity in the US by state are Nevada, California, Washington, Montana, New Jersey, Mississippi and Iowa.

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But not all offer live Tournament action. The most popular Poker Tournaments played are Texas Hold ‘em available in No-limit, Pot-Limit, Hold ‘em Shootout, Hold ‘em Turbo and more.

Poker Tournaments also includes other variations:

  • Omaha Hi-Low
  • Pot Limit Omaha
  • Seven Card Razz
  • H.O.R.S.E.
  • Seven Card Stud
  • Razz

There is a wide range of Tourneys to choose from based on the buy-in. Buy-ins start as low as $25 up to $50,000.

The biggest and most famous Poker Tournaments include World Series of Poker (WSOP) and World Poker Tour (WPT).

In Las Vegas Rio Hotel & Casino (part of the Caesars Entertainment Group) is home to the WSOP. Players from all over the world compete for the championship title in the largest Poker room in all of Las Vegas.

For the first time in WPT history the 2014 Tournament was held at the Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey and not at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The events buy-in is pricey typically $25,000 although this year’s buy-in dropped to $15,000.

Poker Tournaments are prominent in Las Vegas as well as other Land Based Casino across the United States.

Other regions offering Live Poker Tournaments include:

  • Grosvenor Casino - Walsall UK
  • Le Croisette Casino - Barriere Cannes
  • Casino Marbella - Costa del Sol
  • Aviation Club de France – Paris
  • City of Dreams – Macau
  • Casino Campione – Italy

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