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Chumash Casino Resort Poker Room


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Welcome to the Chumash Casino Resort Poker Room. The poker room is non-smoking and offers 14 tables for play. Daily tournaments include Mini Texas Hold'em, No Limit Texas Hold'em, Battle of the Sexes, and High Roller (Fridays). Most weekday tournaments begin at 7pm, the Saturday tournament commences at 1:15pm, and Sundays offer a Deepstack beginning at 10:15am. Buy-ins range from $10-$120 depending on the tournament.

Table game offerings include 5 card poker, No Limit Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo, and Texas Hold'em. All tables come equipped with automatic shufflers and table-side service is available. Wait times vary from a half hour or more.


Poker tables:14
Poker Open 24/7:Yes
Native american:Yes
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:190,000 sq/ft
Poker games available: Omaha Hi-Lo , No Limit Holdem , Texas Hold'em , 5 Card Poker
Hotels: Santa Ynez Hotels


Chumash Casino Resort
3400 CA-246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460, USA


Available 24/7 Yes
Phone (805) 686-3825
Twitter @chumashcasino

Hours of Operation

Open 24/7
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Guest Posted on February 28th, 2007
Impressions: I like this room a lot. I play lots of online at the 3-6 no limit games and when I play live I like similar games. They have a few tables going at the 2-5 level and there is always plenty of action. The room has about a dozen tables, but it does get crowded. Nothing fancy is here, but they do have good table, shuffling machines and everything else you would expect to find in a modern room.
Atmosphere: Nothing great, but just what you would expect in a poker room. I would like to see more tables. There also wasn't any higher no limit games when I have played and I do like to play in deeper stack games sometimes. None here.
Dealers: No complaints. There was a big argument at my table when one guy accused two other players for soft-playing against each other. The manager came over and quickly put an end to it. It was actually pretty funny.
Food: No drinks are served.
Service: Expect to wait about 30 to 60 minutes for a table.

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Guest Posted on February 21st, 2007
Impressions: I was impressed. It's not huge or overly fancy, but it has good NL action, friendly dealers and management and everything about the room was very professional. The casino and hotel are really nice too. It was unexpected to find Vegas type action in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country. Pretty cool!
Atmosphere: The tables and chairs were all new and nice. All tables had auto shufflers. TV's were on all the walls. They didn't have an electronic waiting list, but everything was orderly. They did have pages that they gave out while you waiting, however, they ran out when I asked for one.
Dealers: Everyone was very professional and knowledgeable.
Food: If you call a drink water, soda or water... yes, it's easy. However, no liquor is served in the casino; so the answer is 'YES' it's very difficult to get a drink -- actually impossible. I ate in a nice cafe near the poker room and the food was basic, but very tasty. The prices were very reasonable and the food came really fast. I ordered a burger and it was very good. I was told that they serve food at the tables, and a few players recommended their breakfasts. I played until 2:30am, so I did think about ordering breakfast!
Service: They use a blackboard type list and the one woman manning the list was professional, but it was very crowded and it took at least two hours on a Sat night to get seated at a NL table.
Comps: They have all kinds of comps. They offer vouchers for free chips with every tournament entry, they have good bad beat jackpots and they also run a little raffle every half hour whereby they randomly pick a few tables and add money to the next pot at that table.

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Guest Posted on February 21st, 2007
So my wife and I planned to head up to Santa Barbara wine country for a romantic Valentine's dinner at the Sunstone Vineyard with a few other couples. She booked a room at the new Chumash resort. I recalled reading the poker listing of the Chumash poker room up on Tworags, so I was hoping to get in a session or two if I’m able to find some time.
We arrived Friday afternoon and she was a bit under the weather and wanted to get a good night sleep in so she would be rested for the big dinner the following night. Okay, I guess I'll just have to go down to the poker room. Not too bad...
I get there a bit past 9pm, and it is packed. They are spreading 4 NL tables at the $100-200 buyin level with 2/5 blinds and one NL table at the $300-500 level with 5/10 blinds. The lists are 15+ names deep, so I also put my name on some limit list and go to the cafe to grab some food. I get back 30 minutes later and the NL list hasn't moved much but my name comes up for the 4/8 limit game after another 15-20 minutes.
I haven't played much limit in about 2 years, and I'm not a big fan. I try to play a pretty straightforward/TAG game and don't enter many pots. I did have AK one time from LP, raised, get two callers and bet the rag flop, bet a blank turn and folded to a bet by an EP player on the river when I missed again.
I also played a few community pots with 8-9 players but never really made a hand for the 45 minutes or so I played. I think I lost about $70 in total when my name finally came up for the $100-200 game.
I buy-in for the max $200. The table consisted of a mix between blue-collar types in their 30’s and 40’s and college kids, probably coming up from UCSB. Everyone was very friendly and seemed to know each other.
To say I was card dead would be an understatement. Not only did I not get many/any premium hands, but when I did play a hand I rarely hit a flop. On several occasions I would raise from late position, continuation bet when it was checked to me and sometimes even fire a second and even third bullet when I could sense that my opponents wanted me to check. Well, in almost all cases I would get called down by opponents with very little – second and third pair type hands, but they were usually good enough against me.
Of course I tried to change gears and wait for big hands, but even then I would usually lose. For example, one time I three bet a guy with QQ, got called and then on an A rag flop the guy checks to me. I felt compelled to bet, the guy agonizes and calls, he checks again on the turn, I check too, he bets the river I call (probably a bit tilted) and he shows AT.
I played until 2:30am and maybe won 3-5 hands the entire time! One time I did stack a guy when I hit trips on the flop and my opponents didn’t believe I had it so they called me down, but hands like that were few and far between. I lost a few buy-ins and never could get anything going. I did have a good rep to get action for my premium hands, but it just didn’t work out for me. As they say… <b>that’s poker!</b>
I did have a good experience and was impressed with the room. The dealers and players were friendly, the action was good and management was very professional. They could use a bigger room with more tables and a bigger waiting area, but other than that I had no complaints and look forward to my next trip up to Santa Barbara!
* There was a guy there who won about 10 buy-ins – he cashed in for $2k which is quite a lot in a $200 max buy-in game. Not only did the guy have an incredible run of cards, but it seemed that every time he hit a big hand, someone else hit a big hand too, but it was just under his hand. At one point he was dealt KK three times in two orbits. Each time he stacked a player who also had a premium hand, just not quite as strong as his. Just an incredible run of cards.

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