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Cash Poker Table Activity Analysis – Mountain Region

Poker Pilgrims is happy to continue our Cash Poker Table Activity analysis. We recently completed collecting data on cash poker table activity across the US Mountain Region. This region includes the states of Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. Other US Mountain states (such as Montana and Wyoming) do not allow for legal live poker at this time.

Our page with Mountain Region results is now live.  Cash Poker Activity can be accessed via the drop-down menus at the top of the homepage (under Poker Room Information). Note that there are filters on the page for 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, they do not allow you to plan your next poker visit in advance. Currently, if I want to know how many $1-$2 no-limit tables the Monarch Casino 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 cash poker table activity pages will hopefully be of help.

Mountain Region Cash Poker Analysis

As of Fall 2022, there are 11 poker rooms in the Mountain Region with 6 or more tables that report cash poker table activity to either Bravo Poker or Poker Atlas. Five of these are in Arizona, Four in Colorado (all in Black Hawk), and two in New Mexico.

In Colorado, the Monarch and Ameristar have the most activity on a weeknight, with the Monarch being the only room where you will consistently find games other than $1/2 No Limit. The Monarch and Ameristar also dominate weekend cash games, with the Monarch again hosting the greatest variety. Interestingly, there is little to no PLO offered in Colorado.

Monarch Poker Room
The Monarch Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado

In Arizona, Talking Stick and Lone Butte offer by far the most cash poker activity, whether weekday or weekend. Both poker rooms offer numerous $1/$2 games along with a wide variety of other games as well. PLO is again rarely played in Arizona. Desert Diamond Tucson appears to specialize in Limit poker and has very little No Limit, especially during the week.

There are only two poker rooms in New Mexico, and both have relatively low activity levels. Sandia Casino maxes out at about four $1/$2 tables on weekends, and Inn of the Mountain Gods at three. $2/$5 and other games are rare (but more common at Sandia on weekends), and there is again  generally no PLO played in either room.

There are few poker rooms in the Mountain Region that do not report to either Bravo or Poker Atlas. The Midnight Rose poker room in Colorado with 8 tables is the only room currently open with more than six tables that is not reporting cash activity to either website.


Our Plan

Our poker table cash activity pages will be updated regularly. Over time we will add cash poker activity for all US regions . We are currently working on the Midwest Region, which we will have live in a couple of weeks. Once this region is complete we will have all cash poker in the US tracked with the exception of Texas. Texas cash poker activity will be tracked in the month of October.

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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 map of Cash Poker Activity page and investigate poker in the regions where we have completed tracking.


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