Monarch Poker Room

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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Turning Stone Casino Poker Room

Cash Poker Table Activity MI-OH-NY

Poker Pilgrims is happy to continue our Cash Poker Table Activity analysis. We recently completed collecting data on cash poker table activity across the Northern Tier of Ohio, Michigan, and New York.

Our page with activity results is now live. Upper Tier 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 Turning Stone 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 (along with our Map of Poker Rooms) will hopefully be of help.

Upper Tier Cash Poker Analysis

As of Summer 2022, there are 16 poker rooms in Michigan, Ohio, and New York with 6 or more tables that report cash poker table activity to either Bravo Poker or Poker Atlas. Among these, the MGM Grand in Detroit and the Jack in Cleveland offer the most consistently active cash games throughout the week. On weekends, the Resorts World Catskills and Hollywood Casino Columbus can also be quite active.

Turning Stone Casino Poker Room

These same rooms are your best bets for $2/$5 games and PLO. There are very few other games played in this region at any time during the week. However, Turning Stone in New York will be your best bet if you are looking for some Limit or Mixed Game action.

 



Our Plan

Our poker table cash activity pages will be updated regularly. We have completed all but two regions of the United States, with only the Midwest and Texas remaining. Texas will be our final region, completed in 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 our map of poker rooms and 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 Cash Poker Activity page and see what cash activity is near you..

 

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Cash Poker Activity California Commerce

Cash Poker Table Activity Analysis California

Poker Pilgrims is happy to continue our Cash Poker Table Activity analysis. We recently completed collecting data on cash poker table activity across California.

Our page with California results is now live. California 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 Commerce 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.

California Cash Poker Analysis

As of Summer 2022, there are 23 poker rooms in California with 6 or more tables that report cash poker table activity to either Bravo Poker or Poker Atlas. Among these, the Commerce and Hustler in LA, Oceans 11 in San Diego, and Morongo in Palm Springs offer the most consistently active cash games. Notably, several very large poker rooms in California do not report to either Bravo or Poker Atlas. These include the Bay 101 in San Jose, The Gardens and Hollywood Park in LA, and Oaks Card Club north of San Francisco.

Cash Poker Activity California Commerce

Interestingly, there is very little PLO played in California. However, if you want to play higher stakes or other poker variants, LA is the place to play, with the Commerce, Bicycle and Hustler all offering a healthy collection of these games. You will find a variety of high stakes games at these casinos as well as Big O, the occasional limit game, and even some mixed games.

Outside of LA and the San Francisco area, rooms are smaller and offer less cash poker activity. There are only a handful $1/$2 or $1/$3 tables, with a couple of $2/$5 tables and little choice of venue for hundreds of miles.

 



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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Borgata Cash Poker Activity Mid-Atlantic

Cash Poker Table Activity Mid-Atlantic

Poker Pilgrims is happy to continue our Cash Poker Table Activity tracking. We recently completed collecting data on the average number of active 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 Activity 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 cash poker activity 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..

 

Borgata Poker Room Review
Borgata Exterior by World Poker Tour

 

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.

Poker Pilgrims is proud to introduce tracking of Cash Poker Activity in the Mid-AtlanticClick To Tweet

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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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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