A Guide To Casino Poker In Pennsylvania

A Guide To Casino Poker In Pennsylvania


Poker is a big part of casino and gaming culture in Pennsylvania. In fact, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported there were 225 tables operating in ten different rooms offering casino poker in Pennsylvania across the state as of June 2017. 

Pennsylvania actually has 12 casinos open and operating inside the state. Of those properties, only Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin and the Valley Forge Casino Resort do not have poker rooms. See the full list of online casinos in PA here.

Here’s a look at the ten poker rooms offering casino poker in Pennsylvania welcoming poker players across the state: 

Harrah’s Philadelphia 

The Poker Room at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino is the only WSOP-branded poker room offering casino poker in Pennsylvania. 

The room features 28 tables and is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, offering cash game and tournament action. When the World Series of Poker Circuit comes to Pennsylvania, it goes to Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino.  

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Plus, year-round cash game action at the room includes Texas hold’em, seven card stud and Omaha. Limit games range from $2/$4 to $20/$40. No-limit games range from $1/$2 to $10/$25. 

The room also runs its own TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS series in June and regular promotions including high hands, and satellite tournaments offering WSOP Main Event seats. 

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course 

The Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has a 16-table poker room that is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days a year. 

The room spreads Texas hold’em, Omaha and Omaha hi-lo, seven card stud, and various mixed games on demand. The poker room also runs regular tournaments, high hand promotion, and a progressive bad beat jackpot.  

Mohegan Sun Pocono 

Mohegan Sun Pocono’s poker room features 18 tables and promises to spread a variety of the most popular poker games with a wide range of limits. 

The non-smoking room also includes several flat screen televisions and a bar. Mohegan Sun Pocono runs daily tournaments with Texas hold’em and bounty structures. The room also runs a Bad Beat Jackpot for both cash games and tournaments. 

Plus, Mohegan Sun Pocono’s poker room runs a progressive Royal Flush Jackpot promotion, adding $25 to the pot for each of the four suits daily. It’s a great option for playing casino poker in Pennsylvania.

Mount Airy Casino Resort 

The Poker Parlor at the Mount Airy Casino Resort is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week.  Live poker action is featured on nine tables. The room spreads hold’em, stud and Omaha, No-limit and limit.  The Mount Airy Poker Parlor also runs regular random seat and high hand promotions. 

As of Nov. 2019 Mount Airy is also the first Pennsylvania casino to offer real money online poker in PA through its partner PokerStars. Open a new online account and Play 1 hand, get in bonus play via the link below:

Parx Casino 

Parx is the largest and most popular casino poker room in Pennsylvania. There is live action on more than 80 tables, weekly tournaments, and high-limit games. Parx has a full-service menu and bar and offers free wi-fi access. It’s as close to Vegas as you’ll get for casino poker in Pennsylvania.

In general, Parx spreads no-limit Texas hold’em, limit Texas hold’em, pot limit Omaha, Omaha 8 or better and mixed games. Limits range from $1/$2 with a $60-$300 buy-in, up to $10/$25 with a $3,000 to no-max buy-in. 

The room runs regular weekly tournaments and its own Big Stax major tournament series with buy-ins ranging from $300 to $1,500, large starting stacks and unlimited re-entries. 

Parx provides coverage of major tournaments on the property through its own poker blog. The room also updates all cash game activity online. 

The Parx Poker Room has a Bad Beat Progressive Jackpot in raked Texas hold’em games paying 40 percent to anyone who loses with quad sixes or better. The winning hand takes 20 percent and the other 40 percent is divided between the remaining players at the table. 

Sands Bethlehem Casino 

Sands Bethlehem is home to a 30-table poker room. The room runs a regular tournament schedule, five days a week, a Bad Beat Jackpot, and high hand promotions. 

Sands spreads limit and no-limit Texas hold’em, stud and Omaha, with limits starting at $3/$6. 

The room also features 12 plasma televisions, adjustable chairs, complimentary beverage service, tableside dining and massage service. It is also located right next door to Sands’ Market Gourmet Express Food Court.  

Players can also find out what games are currently running at Sands Bethlehem online. 

SugarHouse Casino 

The Poker Night in America Poker Room at SugarHouse Casino is Philadelphia’s first poker room. It features 28 tables and a focus on customer service that includes 24/7 food options, in-seat text-to-order food service, and complimentary alcoholic beverages. 

In addition to the $1/$2 to $2/$5 No-Limit Hold’em and $5/$5 Pot Limit Omaha cash games, The Poker Night in America Poker Room at SugarHouse Casino runs tournaments six days a week and twice on Saturdays and Sundays. The staff will also spread other games on request. 

The poker room’s affiliation with Poker Night in America means the TV show runs regular tournaments and other events at the venue as well. 

The room also features an instant high hand progressive jackpot promotion. Plus, The Poker Night in America Poker Room at SugarHouse Casino runs its own poker blog promoting events at the room.  

Rivers Casino 

The Rivers Casino Poker Room at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh features non-stop poker action and is one of the newer places to play casino poker in Pennsylvania. The almost 8,500 square-foot room hosts 30 tables with limit and no-limit Texas hold’em, Omaha hi-lo and pot limit Omaha action going all the time. 

The Rivers Casino Poker Room also features dedicated 24-hour food service. The room has a Bad Bead Jackpot that regularly reaches mid six-figures and staff use the BRAVO system allowing patrons to access information about latest promotions, tournaments, and games through a smartphone app. 

The room is also affiliated with Poker Night in America and the TV show runs regular tournaments and other events at the venue, including the Pittsburgh Poker Open. 

Its regular tournament schedule includes two, and sometimes three, events per day. The Rivers Casino Poker Room runs its own poker blog promoting events in the poker room.  

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino  

The Meadows Poker Room at the Meadows Racetrack & Casino is located on the casino floor. The room features 14 tables with an open view of the live racing action on the track. The room spreads Texas hold’em and Omaha, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The Meadows Poker Room runs a regular tournament schedule, hosting tournaments twice a day, six days a week, and one on Sundays. The venue also hosts special events throughout the year including a stop on the televised Heartland Poker Tour. 

The Meadows Poker Room also runs a High Hand Jackpot Progressive paying out when a Royal Flush is hit and set Bad Beat Promotion paying off when Four-of-a-Kind is beaten. 

Presque Isle Downs 

The Presque Isle Downs & Casino features a state-of-the art poker room with seven tables. Games spread include hold’em and Omaha. The room opens at noon on weekdays and 10 a.m. local time on weekends, staying open as long as there is action at the tables. 

The room offers both multi-table and single-table tournaments on a regular basis, and host special events. The Presque Isle Downs & Casino poker room offers full-service dining. 

In addition to regular comps, poker players at the Presque Isle Downs & Casino can earn a $10 dinner voucher after only three hours of play.

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