12 Poker Rooms in New Hampshire – an Update

.After updating our poker menu, I noticed there were now 12 Poker Rooms in New Hampshire. “Casinos” is a very broad term in New Hampshire. These small establishments come under the approval of Charitable gaming structures. They are mostly card rooms majoring in poker and a few other table games.

Hampton Falls Poker Room, New Hampshire

Hampton Falls Poker Room, New Hampshire

New Hampshire has 12 poker rooms – yes, New Hampshire, it seems like a little known fact. The Granite state has tried several times to get a “real” casino within its borders, but proposals have been defeated every time. In comparison, New Hampshire’s poker rooms thrive!

New Hampshire Gambling History gets notice

According to LegalUsPokerSites.com, “two aspects of New Hampshire’s history with gambling merit particular mention.

  1. The first is the state’s historic race tracks have been in operation for over a century. One example is Rockingham Park, in Salem, NH. However, live racing is no longer a part of New Hampshire gambling scene. These racing venues nonetheless played a critical role in the nationwide spread of pari-mutuel wagering on racing events.
  2. Gamblers also have New Hampshire to thank for what is arguably the most prevalent form of regulated betting in the United States. The lottery is almost everywhere. New Hampshire didn’t invent the lottery. But, they were the first to bring legal, state-administered lottery games back within the law back in 1964.

New Hampshire and their “Casinos”NH_StateIcon

According to PokerAtlas.com, “New Hampshire’s poker scene is thriving in light of the July 2015 change in state legislation. It removed the $4 betting restriction which had prohibited rooms from offering No-Limit games. Players are restricted to a $150 maximum buy-in, regardless of the table stakes. The most popular variants offered are $1/$2 & $2/$4 No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha. Online poker has not been legalized yet, as a result, the appetite for the game in New Hampshire is amazingly strong. A strong choice of rooms statewide boast more than 300 poker tables in total. New Hampshire poker tournament players are free of any bet restrictions — hence regular tournaments run daily across the state, with newcomers able to build their skills at buy-ins as low as $10 and veterans having good options up to the $250 buy-in level.”

The Racing and Charitable Gaming  Division of the state Government allows the following to be legal in New Hampshire:

  • Online Poker Sites that accept American players
  • There are also no tribal facilities or live races conducted in the state, although pari-mutuel wagering is allowed on simulcasts at state racetracks.  Those racetracks, such as the historic Rockingham Park, also offer limited forms of other games like poker and blackjack, much of it under the regulations permitting charitable gambling activity in New Hampshire.

Basics of Charitable Gambling in New Hampshire

  • 55% of the revenue generated by these facilities goes to operating and management costs
  • 10% is paid back to the state
  • the remaining 35% is donated to local charities.
  • Players are limited to any single of $4. Poker is a bit more complicated, with a $5 cap per hand, and each player cannot put more than $500 into the pot.
  • Players keep their winnings.
  • According to CasinoCity.com, “charitable gaming in New Hampshire includes poker, bingo, Lucky 7, raffles, games of chance and card rooms. The only form of legal electronic bingo gaming is handheld electronic bingo cards. Bingo, and Lucky 7 have been legal in New Hampshire since 1949 and games of chance since 1977.”

So, there are 17 total poker rooms in New England.  Here are the 12 poker rooms in New New Hampshire with a brief description, courtesy of PokerAtlas.com:

POKER rooms of New Hampshire

rockingham_logoRockingham Park Poker Room –

Salem & Seabrook New HampshireSeabrookpoker room

Rockingham Gaming LLC is a New Hampshire Limited Liability Corporation. As a result it employs with over 190 dealers and managers. Subsequently, they operate the two largest charitable gaming rooms in New Hampshire. They are located at Rockingham Park in Salem NH and Seabrook Park in Seabrook NH.

Both rooms opened in 2006 and have continued to partner with numerous charities around the state to conduct Games of Chance under New Hampshire laws. Since 2006 the charities have received more than ten million dollars through their participation. Both facilities offer simulcast wagering, food and beverage, as well as other amenities to complete your experience.  Salem site – # of tables – 60 / Seabrook – # of tables – 25

LakesRegionCasinoLakes Region Casino – Belmont NH

Potts Gaming, LLC owns and manages Lakes Region Casino and other gaming facilities in many jurisdictions. Every day they have Texas Holdem Tournaments & Unlimited Table Stakes Cash Poker Games. Try your luck at the Craps table or Roulette Wheel. Blackjack, Blackjack Bonus, Three Card Poker, NH Hold’em and more are available. # of Poker Tables – 10

The poker roomlogo1s The Poker Room at Hampton Falls – Hampton Falls, NH

 

With humble beginnings in March of 2006, The Poker Room opened its doors with 15 tables to service the gaming community for one day a week. over one year later, some things had changed. The Poker Room is open 7 days a week and offers over 50 tables of excitement.  Each day offers at least four multi-table tournaments. Many have options like the ‘Sit-N-Go’, and numerous cash games offered.  Weekend offerings include challenges such as ‘Ladies Only’, ‘Young Guns’ (18 – 25). Also on the weekend is the ‘Masters’ (50+), to entice the elite. Traditional options are found at any of the Texas Hold Em, Omaha or Seven Card Stud tables.  # of Tables – 30

 BOSTON BILLIARD CLUB & CASINO – Nashua, NH

16 TablesDaily, noon-1am. Roulette, 3 Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Crazy 4 poker, craps, and Sic Bo are available besides poker. Check out their “HOUSE RULES” – interesting.

Speakeasy Casino at The Governor’s Inn

(Formerly, 4Jacks Poker Room)  – Rochester, NH. Small room, not much info.  # of Tables – 5, Thu, 5pm-1am. Fri-Sat, 3pm-1am.

keene_poker_roomKeene Poker Room – Keene, NH

# of Tables – 9. Daily: noon-1am

 

Manchester Poker Room – Manchester, NH  

# of Tables – 17 of poker, plus Electronic Lady Slots, 3 roulette tables, Spanish 21, 2 NH Hold’em tables, & Crazy 4 Poker. Daily: noon-1am

 

Aces and Eights Casino (Hampton, NH)

4 TablesMon-Sun 12pm to 1am / June 27th through Sept 11th

Chasers Poker Room – Salem, NH

16 TablesMon-Fri, noon-1am; Sat-Sun, 11am-1am.

 

Lebanon Poker Room & Casino – 

8 TablesTue-Fri, 3pm-1am, Saturday, noon-1am

NORTHWOODS POKER ROOM – Berlin, NH

3 TablesMon-Thu-Fri: 4pm-1am; Sat: 1pm-1am; Sun: 1pm-11pm

Who thought that New Hampshire had poker and such a meaningful gambling Spanish 21, history.  One thing is for sure – a real Brick-and-Mortar casino in NH? – Don’t count on it.

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