Heading to Atlantic City to play some poker? Be sure to stop by these top Atlantic City poker rooms, both on & off the boardwalk. Also check out one poker players report on playing poker in Atlantic City.
2. The Borgata
The new 85-table Borgata poker room is a completely different experience than the Taj -- it's much more a Las Vegas poker room in New Jersey. It's clean, new & fancy, and has automatic card-shufflers at every table. Most of the games going on are Texas Hold'em with stakes starting at $2/4 in limit and $1/2 for no-limit tables. They do have some Omaha & Stud and attract a big crowd of people with money to burn, as well as poker pros. They have a great staff and run a good room.
4. ShowboatThe Showboat is another fine boardwalk poker room, but I love it best for their cheap, freeze-out, no-limit hold'em tournament on Saturday nights. At $75, it's the cheapest thrill in poker tournaments on Saturday nights, and usually more than 70 people show up to enjoy it. When you bust out, there are plenty of tables and games to sit down to, too.
6. Harrah'sHarrah's poker room isn't on the boardwalk, but if you're tired of the Borgata, it's the closest option. They've got 24 tables that have No-Limit and limit Texas Hold'em poker, as well as some seven-card stud. The main draw of the room for me is the World Series of Poker satellites, though the $100 + 50 entry fee is a little ridiculous.
7. CaesarsCaesar's "Poker Arena" is the newest addition to the poker room scene in Atlantic City. While it's a nice room, I've personally found the dealers to be the least professional on the boardwalk and had problems with 2 in one night once. (and I usually have 0 problems with dealers) On the other hand, the fish were plenty, and the management is very nice. Hold'em is the main game here.
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