The Best Live Poker Rooms - San Diego, New Mexico
Yet another absolutely gorgeous location where you can spend the day at the beach and the
night at one of many Poker Rooms.
Ocean's Eleven Casino www.oceans11.com
Oceans 11 Casino is one of the premier card rooms in Southern California, with a 45 table card
room located directly off the 5 freeway in Oceanside, about 40 miles north of San Diego.
It has a half dozen tables for Caribbean Stud and 21st Century Blackjack, but nearly all the
casino is set up around poker. The main room (23 tables) is for higher-limit games (4/8 and up)
and a whole secondary room to the right is for lower limit games.
A wide variety of no-limit and limit stakes is offered for both cash and tournaments. A player
card reward program is run to earn cash back and special events are offered every month.
The easygoing staff and large number of regulars keep games going all night, with many low
limit games constantly in session.
Limit hold 'em: $1/2, $2/4, $3/6, $4/8, $8/16, $20/40, $40/80, $75-150
No-limit hold 'em: $1/1 blinds 20-40 buy-in, $1/2 blinds 40-80 buy-in, $2/3 blinds 100-300,
$5-5 blinds 1000 max buy-in.
Omaha Hi-Lo: $2/4, $4/8
Note: They have a tremendous reputation for great food at very low prices. Also, while this is
considered a top California Poker Room, it is much more so for the play, not due to the fantastic
architectural design. So do not be surprised if you are a little disappointed by first impressions.
Sycuan Resort & Casino www.sycuancasino.com
Owned by the Sycuan band of Kumeyaay Indians, Sycuan's casino features more than 2,000
slot, video poker, video bingo and video blackjack machines and 60 gaming tables, not to
mention off-track betting, a 1,200-seat bingo palace, Pai Gow, baccarat and an elegant
state-of-the-art 20 table room for poker.
Sycuan offers its guests the perfect environment to enjoy Texas Hold'em, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo and
Omaha Hi/Lo action. Exciting tournaments and promotions are featured daily
Games and limits offered in the room are:
Limit Hold'em $3-$6, $4-$8, $8-$16, $20-$40
No Limit Hold'em $1-$2 ($20 min, $60 max) up to $2-$5 ($100 min, $300 max)
Omaha Hi/Lo $3-$6 and $4-$8
7-Card Stud Hi/Lo $1-$3 and $3-$6
Sycuan Resort offers all of the amenities of a first class destination resort with a 103 room
lodge, 54 holes of spectacular golf, and 11 lighted tennis courts. All hotel rooms offer a view of
one of our golf courses, a private putting green or poolside views.
Viejas Casino www.viejas.com
Viejas is full service casino and outlet center owned by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians.
The casino houses 2,200 slot machines, up to 86 table games, four restaurants, a deli, bingo,
an off-track betting facility, lounge, concert venues and a 24 table Poker Room. The Poker Room
is located on the 2nd floor of the casino.
The Games available are:
Limit $3/6(kill), $4/8(kill), $8/16(kill), $15/30, and $20/40;
No Limit $1/2 20 min 100 max, $1/3 40 min 300 max, $2/5 200 min 100 max,
$5/10 400 min 2000 max;
Omaha Hi-Lo $3/6, $4/8, $8/16;
7 Card Stud $1/3.
Literally across the street from the casino is the Viejas Outlet Center, which offers shoppers
savings of up to 70 percent on 57 big-name brands. The Outlet Center, which has won
numerous awards for its beautiful Native American-inspired architecture, is also a great place to
simply stroll and relax, as it provides free entertainment at its showcourt year-round. The Legend
of Nightfire, Legend of the Ice Princess, and Splashtracks light up the night with lasers, dancing
water fountains, pyrotechnics, and other surprises.
Viejas is also widely known as a place for top-quality live entertainment. The Concerts in the
Park series, which runs each summer, gives visitors a chance to see some of the biggest
names in entertainment up close in a beautiful outdoor mountain setting.
Viejas has announced a huge $800 million expansion of its Casino/Shopping/Entertainment
Complex. The resort plan may include a second casino; 600-room hotel with spa, retail outlets
and restaurants; convention and meeting space; multi-screen theater; resort cabana and pool
area; and a new parking structure. The new resort will be located on the Viejas Reservation
adjacent to the Tribe’s current casino.
Besides being a very beautiful state with some lesser known spectacular Mountain retreats and
a historic large city, it is a FANTASTIC place to play poker.
The city was founded in 1706 as the Spanish colonial outpost of Alburquerque; present-day
Albuquerque retains much of the Spanish cultural and historical heritage. Yet another
combination of sightseeing during the day and hot poker action at night.
Sandia Resort & Casino www.sandiacasino.com
At the foothills of the majestic Sandia Mountains, sits a resort close to the heavens and far from
commonplace. Featuring electrifying casino action with Las Vegas style table games and slot
machines, an 18-hole golf course, a state of the art spa and fitness facility, with 228 rooms and
suites that provide a spectacular view of the Sandia Mountains, Rio Grande River Valley and the
greater Albuquerque area.
The High Action Poker Room has 15 Tables and offers the following games:
Texas Hold'em: Limit 4/8 1/2 kill; Limit 10/20 1/2 kill; Limit 20/40 1/2 kill; Pot limit $300 buy-in;
No Limit $1- $2 blinds Minimum buy-in $50 Maximum buy-in $200;
No Limit $2- $5 blinds Minimum buy-in $200 Maximum buy-in $500.
Omaha Hi/Lo: Limit 4/8 1/2 kill; Limit 10/20 1/2 kill.
Coming in 2008 is a New Non-Smoking Poker Room!
A mountain resort town, Ruidoso lies in the rugged Sierra Blanca mountain range of
southcentral New Mexico, where it merges with the Sacramento Mountains to the south. Ruidoso
is a rapidly growing resort community due to the region's alpine scenery, Ruidoso Downs
racetrack, and slopes of Ski Apache, the Mescalero Apache Indian owned ski resort on the
12,000 foot mountain Sierra Blanca. The tribe also operates the Inn of the Mountain Gods resort
in the area, which includes a casino, hotel, and golf course.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino www.innofthemountaingods.com
Situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico, just outside of Ruidoso,
come and enjoy clean mountain air, breathtaking scenery and exciting entertainment options at
the Inn of the Mountain Gods. They are New Mexico's extraordinary resort and casino. Upon your
arrival, you'll be greeted by a dazzling lobby featuring a two-story window overlooking
snowcapped mountains, the lake and golf course. The resort features 273 luxury rooms and
suites, a 38,000 square foot casino, an Indoor pool, a fully equipped workout facility, Skiing,
an 18 hole Championship golf course, Big Game hunting, Skeet shooting, Horseback riding,
Fishing, and a 9 table Poker Room.
While this is a somewhat small poker room, the action is extremely good. Since it is the closest
legal poker to El Paso, Texas, you will find many crazy Texans making the one hour drive to play
atInn of the Mountain Gods.
The following games are available:
Limit Hold ‘em $3/6, $4/8, $10/20 higher in summer;
No Limit Hold ‘em $1/2, $2/5, $5/10;
Omaha Hi–Lo with Full Kill $5/10.
They also offer Tournaments every day.
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