Food and cocktails are also offered at the table for players. Lady Luck Casino Marquette. It features TV's that are viewable from most seats at the table. Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs. The play won't be that solid, so if you bring a decent range and play book you should be able to do well. Minimum buy in is 5x the big bet. Comps can be earned here through the E-Club!
They also offer cocktail service at the table. You will find some decent competition in this casino with mostly regulars covering the tables outside of the busy hours. When it is busy, on weekends, you'll find softer play and a lot more action. Mainly in the no limit holdem cash game. If you bring a decent game to the poker room you should be getting it in good a lot of the time.
Diamond Jo Casino Northwood. Monday to Wednesday 12pm to 3am, Thursday to Saturday 10am to close, and Sunday 10am to 3am. They go dark on some Monday's, Tuesday's and Wednesday's.
The tables and chairs in this poker room are in great condition. The room is spacious and non-smoking plus they have TV's on the walls to keep you entertained between hands. Players can earn comps in this room at a rate determined by how many hours they play in a month.
You will also be served cocktails while you play. The games here will be most filled with locals who think they are quite decent, but come on, this is Iowa. So if you come from a more poker savvy state you should be able to cash in at this place. For the record, Iowa is a great state with some excellent poker players. The dealers and players are very friendly and welcoming which is a necessity these days to keep poker alive.
Grand Falls Casino Resort. No limit holdem and limit Omaha 8s or better tournaments are offered except on Tuesday and Friday.
Omaha is played on Monday's. This non-smoking poker room is well maintained and has TV's on the walls to keep you covered. This new casino boasts nice beige walls and ceilings and green table felt tables with comfortable chairs. You can earn 50 cents in comps per hour played here through the Grand Falls Resort Club.
They also offer food and cocktail service at the tables. A series of jackpots and promotions are also offered to push your dollars further. You'll come across a good mix of players here with some regulars and some recreational players.
The play won't be that solid, so if you bring a decent range and play book you should be able to do well. Expect lots of bluffing and big moves, like they show on ESPN from the big tournaments. Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs. Location Council Bluffs, IA.
Tournaments are held almost daily here with the exceptions being some Friday's and Thursday's. The game is usually no limit holdem with some crazy pineapple also.
This classically designed poker room has green felt tables and brown chairs within a wooden panelled room with brown and beige tones. It's a great poker environment which just feels like a natural place to play. The room is non-smoking and has TV's to keep you entertained. Through the Total Rewards program you can earn comps here at 50 cents per hour played.
They also serve food at the table and cocktails are available as well. The poker room runs various bonuses and jackpots, including for high hands and bad beats, to push your rake and drop dollars further.
The room will mostly be filled with regulars who know each other and play a different game when they are in pots together.
Your best bet is to visit during busier hours when the regulars don't dominate the tables as much. This way you'll often find softer tables and weaker, sometimes inebriated, players. This small poker room features TV's on the walls, automatic shufflers on the tables and is non-smoking for player comfort.
Players can earn 60 cents per hour in comps in this poker room through the Fan Club rewards program. Cocktails and food are also available at the table and they run some jackpots and bonuses to keep you coming back. You'll find mostly weaker regulars in this poker room with the game loosening up a bit on weekend evenings. If you pick your times and spots you should do well here, although it's not really worth going out of your way for.
Lady Luck Casino Marquette. This non-smoking poker room poker area features TV's that are viewable from most seats and automatic shufflers on the tables. You can earn comps while you play here and cocktails and food are available from the table, which is always a good thing.
Weak amateurs and regulars are the most common players you'll come across here. While the vibe should be friendly and welcoming the play will be slow and soft.
If you have patience and like a slow limit game then this could be your jam. If not you'll find much better value elsewhere. They sometimes go dark on Wednesday's, Friday's and Saturday's, so call ahead to check. This poker room is quite small and no smoking. It features TV's that are viewable from most seats at the table. The tables and chairs are well maintained and comfortable.
If you play 4 hours you can get a discounted hotel room rate. On top of this they serve cocktails at the table. If you want food you'll have to leave the table. This room is truly dominated by regulars who know each other and the staff. They don't really go out of their way to welcome you or make it a fun environment.
We've also heard reports of some unfair promotions that favor regulars in the tournaments. Wednesday 11am to 3am, Thursday from 4pm, Friday from 10am, Saturday from 11am, Sunday 11am to 3am, closed on Monday and Tuesday.
This no-smoking poker area features TV's on the wall and automatic shufflers. The red table felt stands out nicely against the blue and black chairs, in this nicely designed poker area just off from the main casino floor.
Omaha is similar to Texas Hold'em in using a three-card flop on the board, a fourth boardcard, and then a fifth boardcard. Each player is dealt four holecards instead of two at the start. In order to make a hand, a player must use precisely two holecards with three boardcards.
The betting is the same as in Texas Hold'em. At the showdown, the entire four-card hand should be shown to receive the pot. Omaha is often played High-Low split, 8-or-better.
The player may use any combination of two holecards and three boardcards for the high hand and another or the same combination of two holecards and three boardcards for the low hand. Seven Card Stud is played with two downcards and one upcard dealt before the first betting round, followed by three more upcards with a betting round after each card. After the last downcard is dealt, there is a final round of betting.
The best five-card poker hand wins the pot. In all fixed-limit games, the smaller bet is wagered on the first two betting rounds, and the larger bet is wagered after the betting rounds on the fifth, sixth, and seventh cards. If there is an open pair on the fourth card, any player has the option of making the smaller or larger bet.
Deliberately changing the order of your upcards in a stud game is improper because it unfairly misleads the other players. A qualifier of 8-or-better for low applies to all high-low split games, unless a specific posting to the contrary is displayed. The low card initiates the action on the first round, with an ace counting as a high card for this purpose. On subsequent rounds, the high hand initiates the action.
If the high hand is tied, the first player clockwise from the dealer acts first. Fixed-limit games use the lower limit on third and fourth street and the upper limit on subsequent betting rounds, and an open pair does not affect the limit. Aces may be used for high or low.