Where should the 55 and over crowd play poker? Even if you have to drive hundreds of miles, your best option is always going to be a poker room in a casino. These games are safe and honest. Remember, the house doesn’t care who wins in poker. Let’s take a look at the top 5 casinos for the 55 and over crowd.
5. Tri-State Racetrack and Casino in Nitro, West Virginia
They like to claim they’re in Charleston, but they’re a solid 10 minutes away. More importantly, this is a good casino for those who want to enjoy time with people around their own age. While there are some youngsters, the majority of this poker crowd is between 50 and 70. This makes for good conversation and solid play. Another big plus is that the poker room overlooks the dog track, which gives you an opportunity to double your action. In the center of the track is a clear pond, which makes for nice scenery, especially considering most poker rooms are kept in the dark.
4. Foxwoods in Ledyard, Connecticut
Foxwoods would be higher, but they moved their poker room from the spacious upstairs to the tight quarters in the basement. In addition to that, the bathrooms only have one stall for hundreds of people. Furthermore, they don’t reward well for time played. All that said, Foxwoods still offers the best poker tournaments on the east coast.
3. The Tropicana in Atlantic City, New Jersey
This is a great option for the 55 and over crowd when it comes to A.C. poker rooms. Many of the other poker rooms in town are all about show and hype. This poker room is about playing cards. The age range is great, the seats are comfortable and the dealers know what they’re doing.
2. The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada
This might not be the best poker room in Las Vegas, but it’s close. There are multiple NL and Limit games offered as well as Omaha. The staff is friendly and the environment is casual and comfortable. There is nothing pretentious about The Mirage poker room despite all the lights and glitter that can be found in other parts of the hotel.
1. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in Cherokee, North Carolina
What could be better than playing poker in the Smokey Mountains? Imagine playing cards in the morning and going fly fishing on a peaceful river in the afternoon.
Cherokee uses PokerPro tables, which means no dealers to tip and more hands seen per hour. Another plus is that while there is no smoking in the poker room, smoking is allowed outside the rail.
You can’t go wrong with any of the casinos above. It’s best to base your decision based on your location.