Monday, May 10, 2010

Pennsylvania Poker Players Celebrate!

Now that the Pennsylvania legislature has finally allowed Pensylvanians to play Poker (and other table games) in our local slots casinos, we can dispense with traveling 50 or more miles to casinos in our neighboring states!

It was only a matter of time, and now that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) is beginning to approve licenses for the 9 established casinos in the Commonwealth, PA residents can now enjoy playing the game of poker closer to home.

As of this writing, the following casinos have received approval from the PGCB to begin offering table games:

The Meadows (Washington, PA)
Presque Isle (Erie, PA)
Hollywood Casino (Penn National Race Course)
Mount Airy Casino Resort (Mount Pocono, PA)
Sands Resort (Bethlehem, PA)

Of course, my casino of choice will be the Meadows as it is only a few miles from my home! I have played at Wheeling Island for the last two years and will not miss the drive (about 40 minutes each way).

The Meadows will offer poker players a large amount of opportunities and a varied selection of games, including some of the best tournaments in the tri-state area!

The poker room manager, Peter Lau, is formerly the Poker room manager of Wheeling Island as well as having more than 20 years experience at other casinos such as Foxwoods.

The Meadows will offer WSOP satellites as well as some very exciting tournament and poker cash games. Although nothing is set in stone at this point, the Meadows anticipates opening their poker room in the early part of July, 2010.

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Good Luck and hope to see you at the tables!