The Dover Poker Room is one of the newest poker rooms on the New Hampshire poker scene. Despite being less than 2 years old, it has already gone through a substantial renovation that just finished a few days before our visit. Dover is run by the same management group as several other prominent New Hampshire rooms (Filotimo (Manchester), Keene, and Lebanon). Clearly, the hope here was to bring back a well-rounded poker room close to the New Hampshire seacoast. We were eager to see if Dover would be a satisfactory tournament replacement to the now-defunct Hampton Falls and the cash only Brook.
The Daytona Beach Poker Room (the Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club officially, but we’re going with the brief version here) is conveniently located less than a half-hour from our AirBnB in Ormond Beach. We knew we’d have to fight the infamous Florida traffic to get there, but we were hoping that Daytona would prove to be a somewhat better experience than we have had at the other venues on this trip: Creek Entertainment Gretna, Ebro, and Ocala.
The Ocala Gainseville Poker room is one of several central Florida options for poker. Sited in an old Jai Alai facility that still offers simulcasting, the poker room is easily the most appealing feature of the building. Ocala Gainesville’s nearest neighbor is Oxford Downs, and there is clearly a lot of overlap in players across the two facilities.
The Creek Entertainment Gretna poker room is one of very few Florida panhandle card room options. We decided to check it out as we journeyed from Jacksonville to our recent stay at Santa Rosa Beach. Our visit proved convenient, if not earth-shattering. It was quite a departure from the bustle of Florida poker rooms in South Florida or Tampa with bustling rooms such as Seminole Hard Rock Tampa.