There’s another new poker room in Ohio, and it’s a biggie. Last year, the first poker room in Ohio opened in Cleveland to great fanfare. Cleveland’s Horseshoe was the first of 4 scheduled casinos to open in the Buckeye State, as approved by voters back in 2009. Its debut was followed by new gambling halls in Toledo and Columbus, with the latter’s poker room quickly finding a new ambassador in none other than Chris Moneymaker. Now it’s Cincinnati’s turn to shine, with a brand new casino and poker room that’s just become open to the public.
Cincinnati Poker Gets WSOP Branding, Possibly a Circuit Event
Like it’s counterpart in Cleveland, the Horseshoe Cincinnati’s 31-table poker room will also be sporting the WSOP brand name. As it happens, Cleveland will be hosting it’s first ever WSOP Circuit Event Series in just a few days, from March 14–25. It would be logical to expect the Horseshoe Cincinnati to become a future WSOP Circuit Event destination, most likely appearing on the tour calendar as soon as next year.
A Tried and True Recipe for Live Poker Room Success?
Common sense dictates that for a live poker room to succeed it needs a good amount of “liquidity”, i.e., a large pool of players. The greater Cincinnati metropolitan area is home to over 2 million people and it would stand to reason that many of them play poker. Those who drew up plans for the casino sure got it right, constructing a two-story 400,000 square-foot building right in the heart of the city’s downtown area.
Instantly becoming a premier attraction in the city, the casino’s poker room will be open 24/7 and management expects around 6 million visitors to file in annually. In the city that was once famous for WKRP, perhaps now it’ll become better know for WPKR (okay, that was a bit weak, but we had to throw in a reference… :-))
So there you have it. Almost 50 years since the debut of the classic Steve McQueen poker movie, now you can truly be the next Cincinnati Kid. Dunno what we’re talking about? Check out this classic Cincinnati Kid poker scene.
Other Horseshoe Cincinnati Poker Room Info
Currently, the official Horseshoe Cincinnati website doesn’t yet have too many other details available about the new poker room, so we attempted to call and find out what additional information they had available for poker players looking for some action.
Direct Phone Number: You can reach the Cincinnati Horseshoe poker room via phone: (513) 250-3287.
For the moment, it’s just cash game play, and you can find out what games are running by checking on Bravo Poker Live. Surely, they’ll be debuting new promotions soon.
Cardplayer Lifestyle will keep this article updated with further details as they emerge, so be sure to check back here with us. In the meantime, if you’re in the Cincinnati area and plan on heading out to the country’s newest poker room, let us know your impressions and how your session goes in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.