The Best Live Poker Rooms - Tunica, Phoenix, Minneapolis
Tunica is located near the Mississippi River. Historically part of an agricultural area, the town lies
on the fringe of a growing gambling resort area, with major casinos attracting visitors from
nearby Memphis, Tennessee and all over the Southeast. The Tunica area is now the third
largest gaming region in the United States, after Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The Poker is
Gold Strike Casino Resort www.goldstrikemississippi.com
Gold Strike Casino Resort, part of the Mandalay Bay Group (MGM Mirage), is home to a 31-story
1,200-room resort including a 48,000 square foot Casino with over 1,400 reel and video slot
machines, over 40 table games and an 18 table poker room (2nd Level of Casino).
Gold Strike hosts the World Poker Open, a World Poker Tour event held in January.
The following games are available:
Limit Hold'em $3/6, $10/20, $15/30;
No Limit Hold'em $1/2 100 min No max, $2/5 200 min No max;
Omaha Hi-Lo $5/10
The poker room also offers players a nice variety of tournaments every day.
Horseshoe Casino Hotel
The Horseshoe Tunica facility has 500 hotel rooms and an all-suite tower with a 65,000-
square-foot casino which features more than 2,000 slot machines, and more than 70 table
games, including Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud, and Poker in the legendary 16 table poker
The biggest attraction to the Horseshoe has been its brand-name tie-in to Jack Binion, whose
father, Benny, founded Binion’s Horseshoe in Las Vegas. The Binions’ innovations in gambling
and hospitality helped create the modern casino and helped popularize Poker with the motto,
“You gotta take care of the players.”
In 2004, The Horseshoe in Tunica was purchased by Harrah’s Entertainment, who pledged to
keep the Binion trademark of treating gamblers well so they will come back. Because of this
reputation, the Horseshoe has been the Number 1 casino in the Tunica area.
The following games are available:
Limit Hold'em $4/8, $10/20;
No Limit Hold'em $1/3 100 min 300 max, $2/5 200 min No max;
7 Card Stud $1/5.
Food comps are a given for players putting in a few hours of play.
Grand Casino Resort Tunica
Grand Casino Resort Tunica is the largest casino resort between Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
The complete resort destination offers three hotel towers, convention center, state-of-the-art
event and entertainment center, RV resort, full-service spa and salon, Hale Irwin-designed golf
course, Willows trap, skeet & sporting clays center, 3 outdoor pools, 1 indoor pool, tennis
courts, shuffle board and a series of restaurants.
The Casino has 140,000 square feet of exciting gaming in four uniquely themed gaming areas
including a 14 table Poker Room.
Grand Casino hosts the Grand World Series of Poker® Circuit Events in January along with
many various tournaments daily.
Limit Hold'em $4/8;
No Limit Hold'em $1/2 100 min 300 max; $2/5 200 min No max
Phoenix is the capital and the most populous city of Arizona. It has a long history dating from the
early western pioneers of the 1800's and the even earlier Indian inhabitants as early as 700 A.D.
The poker is absolutely fantastic! If you like crazy, aggressive players who make horrible calls
and chase all day long then make sure you visit Phoenix to play poker.
Note: No Limit Cash Games illegal in Arizona
Casino Arizona at Talking Stick www.casinoaz.com
The Casino Arizona Indian Bend location features 532 slots, 36 Blackjack tables, a Keno room,
off-track betting, and a 45 table non-smoking Poker room. There are several poker rooms in the
Phoenix area, but over time, Casino Arizona has cleaned up the competition. Anything you need
to play can be found here including a generous amount of promotions and a large variety of
The card room has a vast amount of games available including:
Limit Hold'em (kill) $3/6, $4/8, $6/12, $8/16, $20/40, $40/80, $60/120, $75/150.
Spread Limit Hold'em $5/150.
Omaha Hi/Lo $3/6, $6/12
7 Card Stud $1/4/7, $3/6/7
7 Card Stud Hi/Lo $6/12
Mixed Games offfered from $30/60 to $75/150
Casino Arizona is pleased to announce the College of Cards. You can learn the basic rules,
strategy and terminology of Blackjack and Poker - plus how to play, how to bet and most
importantly how to WIN!
Minneapolis often tops the charts when it comes to ranking the best places to live, work, and
enjoy life. Though winters are harsh, Minneapolis is a fantastic place to be outside. Alongside
the Mississippi is a series of lakes that wind through downtown, where you can bike, jog, or just
Note: No Limit Cash Games illegal in Minnesota
Canterbury Park Racetrack & Card Club www.canterburypark.com
Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Club is located in Shakopee, 25 minutes from both
downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. The 34 table Poker Room is the Midwest's premier Card
Canterbury Park Poker Room currently spreads the following games:
Texas Hold'em $2/4, $3/6, $4/8, $6/12, $8/16, $15/30, $30/60.
Seven-Card Stud $2/4, $3/6, $4/8.
Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo $6/12
Omaha Hi-Lo $4/8 with Half Kill, $10/20 with Half Kill (Mondays).
Hold'em games are very soft at all levels, although the 30/60 can feature a mix of some of the
best and worst limit players anywhere. The room is very well run, with little tolerance for poor
behavior on the part of players or staff. The Dealers are fast, courteous and efficient.
In addition to live horse racing and simulcast-racing, the Casino Games Room currently offers
the following: Pai Gow Poker; Let It Ride; Caribbean Stud; 3-5-7 Poker; Blackjack;
In October, Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Club hosts the Fall Poker Classic, a top notch
set of events culminating in a $1000 buy-in Main Event.
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