Poker is very popular in the US. In fact, a report on Stars Insider states that it is home to 60 million of an estimated 100 million poker players worldwide. So, it’s only natural that the country has plenty of popular poker venues that fans have come to love over the years.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the most famous poker destinations in the country.
Bellagio Resort & Casino
The Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is a must-see destination for all poker enthusiasts; not only has it got some prestigious amenities, it’s also etched its name in poker folklore. The Bellagio Resort & Casino hosts the Five Diamond World Poker Classic, a yearly tournament that’s part of the World Poker Tour (WPT) that started in 2002. WPT Main Tour events like the Five Diamond are the most iconic poker tournaments in the world, with the winners’ names engraved on their very own champion cup. Their poker room is also considered one of the most luxurious in the world, featuring a “cold” atmosphere, dark wood floors, and pristinely maintained felt.
The Bicycle Hotel & Casino
Located in the West Coast state of California, The Bicycle Hotel & Casino is home to Live at the Bike — the very first poker live-streaming show since 2005. They’ve regularly aired and featured pros, celebs, and regular players since 2005, and it was only the pandemic that halted its run before returning in April 2021. Aside from being the set for the longest-standing poker show, The Bike has 185 poker tables offering all the favorites: Omaha, Texas Hold’em, Seven Card Stud, and Mexican Poker. This is undoubtedly one of the biggest poker rooms in the country, attracting poker fans from all over the globe. There’s literally something for everyone here with the casino offering a vast array of table games.
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Foxwoods Resort Casino is probably one of the only casinos you’ll visit that’s in a town instead of a bustling city. Located in Connecticut, it’s owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation descended from the Pequot people. Since 1986, they’ve operated in Foxwood, one of the largest and most successful casinos in the country. The casino has more than 250 gaming tables with 96 dedicated to poker. It also has the second-largest poker room in the world and it’s one of only two casinos globally with regular No Limit Seven Card Stud games.
WinStar World Casino
WinStar has been the world’s largest casino since 2013. Under the ownership of the Native American tribe Chickasaw Nation, it is located in Oklahoma. The casino boasts a 55-table poker room that still feels spacious despite having so many tables in one room. It has hosted numerous events like the 2018 River Poker Series, among other tournaments with huge prize pots often exceeding $3 million. WinStar is a must on every poker enthusiast’s bucket list. After all, there’s nothing like playing big and trying your luck in the biggest casino on the planet.
These casino resorts should be on every poker player’s bucket list. There’s nothing like playing at some of the best casinos in the world, whether they’re the largest or hold the most poker history, you will be making some memories to look back on for years to come.
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