Live poker rooms are slowly starting to come back in Pennsylvania, having been closed for much of the year due to the impact of the coronavirus. The poker rooms at The Meadows and Rivers Casino Philadelphia opened today while Mount Airy and Mohegan Sun Pocono opened their poker rooms earlier this month. Located in Philly’s lively Fishtown neighborhood, Rivers Casino Philadelphia took over the site of the former Jack Frost Sugar Refinery, and was previously named SugarHouse Casino. Gamblers can try their luck at 1,891 slot machines, 103 table games and a 28-table poker room, as well as the BetRivers Sportsbook area. Last night, Day 1B saw 8 out of 50 players advance to Day 2. Here are the Day 1B results: Mark Napier 236,000 Lenin Muthulingham 216,000 Evan Tan 185,000. Currently, Rivers Casino Philadelphia is the only casino in the Philadelphia city limits. Casino Philadelphia is scheduled to open in early 2021. The South Philadelphia Race and Sportsbook, according to the orders, would also have to temporarily close.Lou [email protected] 23rd, 2020 - 09:[email protected]
The only live poker room in the Philadelphia re-opened its doors to customers Friday. Harrahs casino north kansas city mo.
Rivers Casino Philadelphia, one of nine live poker rooms in Pennsylvania, reopened after being closed since the March 15 shutdown to slow the coronavirus spread, according to a news release. The casino’s gaming floor had reopened on July 17.
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The Borgata poker room in Atlantic City reopened on Wednesday (the first one to do so in New Jersey). Two other poker rooms in Pennsylvania — at the Mount Airy Casino and at the Mohegan Sun Pocono — reopened on Oct. 16.
The Rivers poker room will run up to 14 tables with a maximum capacity of approximately 100 guests, with action primarily on No Limit Texas Hold’em cash games, according to the news release.
New Safety Measures
The following safety protocols and precautions will be in effect, according to the release:
Masks must be worn at all times, with poker dealers wearing both a mask and a face shield.
Each table in play (maximum of seven per table) will have plexiglass dividers, separating players and the dealer.
Frequent and thorough cleaning of all cards, chips and surfaces will be implemented as only sanitized chips bought from the poker room cage will be used in play.
No food, beverage or smoking is permitted in the poker room or anywhere on the Rivers Casino gaming floor.
Other PA Poker Rooms
The other major poker rooms in the state are: Hollywood Casino (17 tables); The Meadows (14); Mohegan Sun Pocono (8, reopened Oct. 16); Mount Airy (12, reopened Oct. 16); Parx (80, largest in state); Presque Isle Downs (7); Rivers Casino Pittsburgh (30) and Wind Creek Bethlehem (26).
“Poker players are excited to be back at the tables, enjoying the game they love,' Peter Longi, assistant general manager at Rivers Casino Philadelphia, said in a news release. “Our reopening was carefully planned with the safety of our team and guests being the primary concern. We’re eager to welcome back our poker team.”
Players will have a chance to win their share of the $100,000 Bad Beat Jackpot. The minimum qualifying hand is quad 2s.
SHARE THIS ARTICLEsharetweetcopy linkLink copied!WRITTEN [email protected] Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.. Read MoreLou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.. Read More
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