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Average Number of Cash Poker Tables Mid-Atlantic

Poker Pilgrims is happy to continue our Average Number of Cash Poker Tables tracking. We recently completed collecting data on the average number of cash poker tables by day across the Mid-Atlantic. By our definition, the Mid-Atlantic comprises all poker rooms in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. Note that there is only one poker room reporting cash numbers in each of  the states of Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia.

Our page with the Mid-Atlantic results is now live. Mid-Atlantic Cash Poker average number of tables can be accessed via the drop-down menus at the top of the homepage (under Poker Room Information). Note that there are a series of filters at the top of the page that will allow you to filter table counts by venue, day, or game ($1/$2, $2/$5, PLO, or Other).

Sites such as Poker Atlas and Bravo Poker Live offer users the ability to see the current numbers of cash players at a venue at any given time. However, we have not found a resource that allows you to plan your next poker visit in advance. Currently, if I want to know how many $1-$2 no-limit tables Maryland Live! gets on a Thursday evening, there is nowhere to go to find that information. Poker Pilgrims hopes to fill that gap. Whether you are figuring out where to play poker next weekend, or where to plan your next poker vacation, our average number of cash poker tables pages will hopefully be of help.

Mid-Atlantic Cash Games

As of Spring 2022, there are 22 poker rooms in the Mid-Atlantic region that report numbers of cash poker tables to either Bravo Poker or Poker Atlas. Among these, MGM National Harbor, Maryland Live!, The Borgata, and Parx Casino in Philadelphia offer the most consistently active cash games. In Pittsburgh, Rivers Casino is the most active of the open rooms. However, even here you will find little action beyond $1/$2 and the occasional $2/$5 table.

If you are looking to play some PLO, Parx, and Maryland Live! are by far your best bets. Meanwhile, if you want to play higher stakes or other poker variants, The Borgata, MGM National Harbor, and Parx are the best place to be.

Outside of the Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey triangle, you will have to take what you can get. You are largely looking at $1/$2 or $1/$3 tables, with little choice of venue for hundreds of miles. In North Carolina, Harrah’s Cherokee is fairly active, and even offers a couple of PLO tables many nights. In West Virginia, the Hollywood Casino at Charlestown Races is by far the most active of the three reporting rooms. Note, however, that all three rooms are closed for part of the week.

If you happen to notice the relatively low number of poker room reviews on our site for this region, we are happy to report that we will be making a poker road trip to the area this fall. We hope to visit many of the rooms in Maryland and Eastern Pennsylvania at that time. So stay tuned!

 



Note that, as always, these numbers are drawn from Poker Atlas and Bravo Poker Live. We are unable to include poker rooms that do not report to one of these sites. However, all of the notable poker rooms in the Mid-Atlantic region report their cash numbers to either Poker Atlas or Bravo..

 

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Our Plan

The average number of cash tables page will be updated regularly. Over time we will add average cash numbers for other US regions with high concentrations of poker rooms. These will include areas such as Chicago, California, and Texas. We are currently working on California, which we will have live by July.

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Ultimately, our vision is to track the number of average cash poker tables across the country. In areas where a poker player has options, this information, along with room reviews, can help you make a discerning choice. Be patient with us as we work to populate these tables. In the meantime, feel free to visit our Nevada, New England, and Florida pages.

 

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Vegas Poker Trends at the WSOP

Poker Trends 2022

It has been a big couple of years in poker. March 2020 serves as a defining line for poker that is almost as impactful as Black Friday was a decade before. Essentially all of the poker rooms in the country shut down that month (or soon thereafter). It took months to years before poker rooms opened back up (many never did) and it is not an exaggeration to say that everything’s different now. So how has poker changed as a result? These are the poker trends that we see in 2022.

A Significant Reduction in Poker Rooms

In March 2020 there were approximately 210 poker rooms in the United States sporting ten or more tables. Today, 159 of those have re-opened. Yes, we lost close to 25% of all sizable poker rooms in the country over the past two years. That fact alone is mind-boggling. To be fair, there are a handful of new poker rooms (Resorts World Las Vegas is a shining example), but these do not come anywhere close to making up for the sheer loss of venues caused by the pandemic.

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5 Poker Rooms in Beautiful Settings

Over the past year, we have taken a number of poker road trips. We’ve visited rooms in the middle of cities, such as The Jack in Cleveland, and rooms in the middle of nowhere (hello Ebro!). However, if you’re looking for both stunning vistas and great poker, we have some recommendations for excellent poker rooms in beautiful settings. From the mountains to the desert, from rolling hills to the beach, we offer the following idyllic locations.

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Average Number of Cash Poker Tables Nevada

Poker Pilgrims is happy to continue our Average Number of Cash Poker Tables tracking. We recently completed collecting data on the average number of cash poker tables by day across the state of Nevada. Our page with the Nevada results is now live. Nevada Cash Poker average number of tables can be accessed via the drop-down menus at the top of the homepage (under Poker Room Information). Note that there are a series of filters at the top of the page that will allow you to filter table counts by venue, day, or game ($1/$2, $2/$5, PLO, or Other).

Sites such as Poker Atlas and Bravo Poker Live offer users the ability to see the current numbers of cash players at a venue at any given time. However, we have not found a resource that allows you to plan your next poker visit in advance. Currently, if I would like to learn how many $1-$2 no-limit tables Maryland Live! gets on a Thursday evening, there is nowhere to go to find that information. Poker Pilgrims hopes to fill that gap. Whether you are figuring out where to play poker next weekend, or where to plan your next poker vacation, our average number of cash poker tables pages will hopefully be of help.

Nevada Cash Games

As of Spring 2022, there are 24 poker rooms in Nevada that report numbers of cash poker tables to either Bravo Poker or Poker Atlas. Among these, the Venetian, Orleans, Bellagio, and South Point offer the most consistently active cash games in the state. If you are looking to play some PLO, the Aria and the Wynn are your best bets. Meanwhile, if you want to play higher stakes or other poker variants, Orleans and Bellagio are the best place to be. Because there are so many rooms so close together in Las Vegas, you do not see any one room stealing the show. In Florida, the Hard Rock Hollywood and Tampa dominate their given locales. However in Las Vegas, the wealth is more spread among a variety of rooms. Outside of the Strip and Downtown, Red Rock Casino in Summerlin offers healthy action, and outside of Las Vegas altogether, your best bet is the Peppermill Casino in Reno.

Note, as always, these numbers are drawn from Poker Atlas and Bravo Poker Live. We are unable to include poker rooms that do not report to one of these sites. However, all of the big poker rooms in Las Vegas report, as do most of the significant rooms across Nevada. In fact, the Riverside Casino in Laughlin may be the only non-reporting room in the state with more than 6 tables.

 

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Our Plan

The average number of cash tables page will be updated regularly. Over time we will add average cash numbers for other US regions with high concentrations of poker rooms. These will include areas such as Chicago, Southern California, and the mid-Atlantic seaboard. We are currently working on the mid-Atlantic seaboard, which we will have live by June.

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Ultimately, our vision is to track the number of average cash poker tables across the country. In areas where a poker player has options, this information, along with room reviews, can help you make a discerning choice. Be patient with us as we work to populate these tables. In the meantime, feel free to visit our Nevada, New England, and Florida pages.

 

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Two Days in Santa Fe

How to Spend Two Days in Santa Fe

On our road trip from Las Vegas to Boston last fall, we stopped for two days in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As we mentioned in that article, we were quite taken with Santa Fe and with all of the wonderful experiences that we had there.

Traveling to or from Santa Fe through Albuquerque

If you are visiting Santa Fe via road trip, as we did, we highly recommend choosing a route that takes you along the Turquoise Trail. The Turquoise Trail consists of about 50 miles of highway 14 in New Mexico where you will experience gorgeous views and visit the old mining towns of Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos. Today these towns are full of arts and crafts stores, museums, and restaurants. In Madrid, we visited a number of stores, including our favorite, Carnival Azatlan. Carnival Azatlan displayed a wide variety of fascinating arts and crafts, including some funky furniture we might have picked up if it had fit in our small car. We also visited a number of jewelry stores and attempted to visit Shugarman’s, a famed chocolate store, that was sadly closed on the day we visited. Our chocolate needs would have to wait.

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