Best U.S. Poker Rooms

poker roomsMillions of tourists travel to Las Vegas every year to test their poker mettle against others at the table, but there are plenty of other places to play when you’re ready to stand up from the virtual poker table and join in some real live action.

Below are some of our favorite places to play poker, far away from the bright lights of Vegas.

Foxwoods Resort Casino – Mashantucket, CT

Would you believe one of the best brick and mortar poker spots is in New England ?  Foxwoods Casino Resort is the largest resort of its kind in the world.  Yes, that’s right, the world.  Over fifty-five hundred slot machines, and 24/7 poker – what more could anyone ask for?  The Foxwoods also hosts the New England Poker Classic every April.

Commerce Casino – Los Angeles, CA

Nestled in one of North America’s largest cities, Commerce Casino boasts over 125 tables committed to poker and plays host to the LA Poker Classic and various other tournaments each year.

Trump Taj Mahal – Atlantic City, NJ

It’s not uncommon to be turning hands with celebrities when you sit down at a table at the Trump Taj Mahal. With multiple poker tables covering all types of games, the Trump Taj has something for everyone. They also have a beginner’s poker instruction offered daily, and to top it off, you might even catch a glimpse of the Donald while you enjoy your stay.

Peppermill – Reno, NV

Not far off the beaten track to Vegas lays popular Peppermill Casino. Annually rated as one of the Top 25 places to play poker, by Poker Digest, the Peppermill is a hot spot for poker enthusiast. If you are heading to Vegas, don’t be shy about sidetracking for a day and heading to Reno.

Harrah’s New Orleans Casino – New Orleans, LA

You’ve got plenty of culture in the Big Easy, including the birthplace of true jazz, the French influence, and of course Mardi gras.  But since legalized casino gambling was reintroduced into Louisiana in 1993, casinos have sprouted up across the state.  One of the best is a familiar Vegas name – Harrah’s.   Several poker tables fill the poker room in this elegant casino in the heart of Cajun Country, with plenty of poker for any card player.