Thought of by many as a winter wonderland, Lake Tahoe is also an excellent “off-the-beaten-track” place to take a poker vacation. Most vacationers who head up to this area of the country do so for outdoor sports opportunities, especially in the colder months of the year. The people you’re most likely to see while there include an eclectic mix of young snowboarders and skiers, families who enjoy sledding and tobogganing, and retirees who enjoy watching winter magic from inside heated lounges with cups of hot tea and warm cocoa. In the summer, the lake’s main draws include excellent water sports opportunities and fishing.
But poker players like you know that in Lake Tahoe you don’t have to visit the lake itself to catch fish, as they’re biting all-year-round at the felt!
Your Lake Tahoe Poker Vacation
If Lake Tahoe will be your next poker vacation destination, then we at Cardplayer Lifestyle are happy to recommend both Harrah’s and Harvey’s. These hotels have a combined 1,250+ rooms available along with over half a dozen restaurants and 150,000+ square feet of gaming space. A full service health spa and plenty of top-name entertainers visit these resort casinos throughout the year, so there’s plenty to keep you occupied when you’re not playing poker.
Though Harvey’s Lake Tahoe and Harrah’s Lake Tahoe are in fact two separate properties, they share a joint poker room, located on the physical premises of the Harvey’s complex. The two hotels are located across right the street from one another and there’s also a 50-foot-long underground walkway that connects them, in case it’s too cold outside to walk from one to the other.
Poker Room Information
Harvey’s poker room operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and features 17 tables of cash game and tournament action. Their Texas Hold’em tournament schedule and buy-ins are as follows:
- Daily – 10 am – $40
- Monday & Wednesday – 6 pm – $50
- Tuesday & Thursday – 6 pm – $80
- Friday – 6 pm – $100
- Sunday – 2 pm – $60
The action heats up at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe in November, as the resort plays host to a World Series of Poker Circuit event. The tournament series usually lasts for almost 2 weeks and features plenty of Hold’em and non-Hold’em action.
Regular promotions throughout the calendar year at this poker room include High Hand jackpots (4-of-a-kind or higher) and Bad Beat progressive jackpots, each of which pay out handsome sums to the players lucky enough to be dealt premium poker hands or simply fortunate enough to be sitting at the right table at the right time. We advise you to speak to the poker room manager directly for further details.
Getting to Your Lake Tahoe Poker Vacation Destination
Lake Tahoe straddles the California/Nevada border, located about two-thirds of the way from Sacramento to Reno. Both Harrah’s Lake Tahoe and Harvey’s Lake Tahoe are located on the south shore of the lake. Members of the Total Rewards program who live in the region can get to these hotel destinations via a special casino bus service from Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay area. This VIP Bus Program service includes a host of extras like:
- Snacks, Drinks, and a Continental Breakfast
- Hosted Service
- Movie on the return trip
More information about this bus service is available if you call 800-464-6835.
If you’ll be flying into the area, you can either rent a car or take the South Tahoe Express bus from theReno-Tahoe International Airport to the South Shore casinos.
Contact This Poker Room
You can contact the Harvey’s Lake Tahoe poker room by calling 775-588-2411 and asking to be transferred to the poker room.
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