There are plenty of poker playing opportunities available for those living in or visiting Colorado. The state offers low stakes gambling mostly in the smaller and more historical cities, additionally, there are of course quite a few home poker games, and private poker tournaments held throughout the state.
University of Colorado Poker Play
Recently Matt Wehner, of the popular online Poker Magazine "Poker News" Wrote an article quite recently (October 2007) about the University of Colorado entitled "College Poker Life". The article implies that there are just to many places to play poker in Boulder Colorado alone, therefore the author, Wehner, focuses only on poker games easily accessible to University of Colorado (UofC) students.
Free Poker in Colorado
In the article Wehner recommends the Internet for local Boulder Colorado freeroll listings, utilizing websites such as boulderpokertournaments.Com which lists free local poker games, these games are generally held at bars, or other local sponsoring business locations, the prize is usually a gift certificate to the hosting establishment. These are great tournaments for honing your poker skills, as well as just learning the game of poker in the first place.
In other areas of the state denverfullhouse.Com offers free Colorado based poker games sponsored by local businesses, games are offered in the following cities:
- Thornton Colorado
- Denver Colorado
- Broomfield Colorado
- Arvada Colorado
- Federal Heights Colorado
Black Hawk Casino Poker Tournaments
Colorado also offers several options for those wishing to pony up and play no limit Holdem for real money.
Isle of Capri - The Isle of Capri casino located in Black Hawk, Colorado for instance hosts two daily Holdem tournaments on weekdays, the first being a $60 buy in every at 3, and then the larger of the two, the $115 buy-in tournament starting at 7PM
Gilpin Casino - Also located in Black Hawk Colorado, the Gilpin Casino hosts Five poker tournaments every day, also limited to weekdays. Entry can be purchased for as little as $10 and as much as $100.
Central City Poker Tournaments
Fortune Valley Casino offers poker players some decent tournament action a couple days per week. On Mondays at 7PM a No Limit Holdem Shootout Tournament is offered for $55, each player starts with 2 thousand tournament chips, this is a no rebuy game, go all in, lose, your done.
On Thursdays Central City features a No Limit Holdem game also held at 7, this is a rebuy game, with three rebuys available to each player, at fifty bucks a pop. There is also an add on available.
Another Shootout game is available Saturdays, no rebuys, $55 gets ya in.
Century Casino, one of the newest, and most appealing casinos in Central City also offers three live poker tables, call the casino directly for schedules, but do go if you get the chance, as right next door is a great Colorado gem, a small casino with Italian food to die for! While you're there, say hello to Jim for me.
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