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The Great American Poker Trip: Los Angeles

Just Hands Poker Podcast co-host Jack Laskey took a road trip across the United States. Along the way, he made it his mission to visit numerous poker rooms. This article is the tenth in a series that compares and contrasts how poker is played in land-based rooms in different regions across the country.

The tenth (and final) stop on the trip was Los Angeles, California, specifically the Hollywood Park poker room. Plus, Jack adds a full summary of the Great American Poker Trip. Enjoy!

The Great American Poker Trip: Coachella Valley, CA

Surely everyone out there has heard a legend of a ridiculously juicy game. We made a specific stop along our cross-country poker road trip to the Agua Caliente poker room in search of such a game; one that has been rumored to be extremely lucrative.

We were fortunate enough to not have to be satisfied with the establishment’s typical $1/$2 NLHE far and gain entry to this semi-private PLO/PLO8 game. This is the story of how our session went. It was magical!

The Great American Poker Trip: Las Vegas

Just Hands Poker Podcast co-host Jack Laskey took a road trip across the United States. Along the way, he made it his mission to visit numerous poker rooms. This article is the eighth in a series of 10 articles that compare and contrast how poker is played in land-based rooms in different regions across the country.

The eighth stop on the trip was one of poker’s greatest hubs, Las Vegas Nevada. With so many poker rooms in town, rather than focus on one or two in particular, you’ll get a general review of what sort of poker you can expect to find on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Great American Poker Trip: Houston, Texas

Just prior to Hurricane Harvey slamming the Houston area, Jack Laskey paid a visit to the city to check out it’s underground poker scene. Sadly, the room he played in is flooded, and the city can of course use all the help it can get in the post-Harvey relief effort.

With all of that said, Jack was able to get a good feel for what poker is like in a region where the games most-assuredly lay low. High rake aside, underground poker in Houston offers a good time for all.

There’s a Time and a Place for Poker

While on vacation in the U.S. this summer, more than once I found myself wishing I could go and play poker at the nearby land-based casinos. With that said, my trip was meant to be a family vacation, with “poker nights” at the bottom of my priority list.

Still, for a guy who founded the Cardplayer Lifestyle blog, you’d think he’d find the right time and place to carve out a poker session or two, right? Here’s a story that I’m sure many poker lovers out there can identify with.

The Great American Poker Trip: New Orleans

Just Hands Poker Podcast co-host Jack Laskey took a road trip across the United States. Along the way, he made it his mission to visit numerous poker rooms. This article is the sixth in a series that compares and contrasts how poker is played in land-based rooms in different regions across the country.

The sixth stop on the trip was New Orleans, specifically the Harrah’s New Orleans poker room. Enjoy the review!