Poker Tournament Action Around New England –

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Poker has been big in New England in the 21st century.  But it wasn’t like this when our country was born.  Jack Kelly, writer for American said,

“America was founded on gambling; Jamestown was one of several colonies backed by the proceeds of English lotteries. But the gambling craze that swept Europe in the seventeenth century was sternly condemned by the Puritans who settled New England. To them, card playing was sinful idleness that smacked of the sacrilegious…….In 1633 authorities imposed a fine for card playing in Plymouth Colony. The southern colonies of America, beyond the influence of Puritan moralizing, embraced this aristocratic view of gaming……..George Washington recorded his modest wins and losses in his daybook (but gave orders to squelch the rampant gambling among Continental Army soldiers). These conflicting patterns persisted after the Revolution. Gambling remained subdued in New England but was pursued with abandon in the South and on the frontier.”

So, it seems were late to come to the table, so to speak – I mean the poker table.

Let’s jump to today and we see a vibrant poker scene in our New England colonies, uh, I mean states.  And NETimeGambling is going to attempt to keep you informed in the NEW ENGLAND POKER SCENE.

If you play in New England Tournament action, you should be following

Here is what they say about themselves, CT & New England poker:

“Welcome to Poker Atlas, the local favorite provider of information about playing poker in Connecticut and New England. Join Poker Atlas today to get your finger on the pulse of poker in your area, share your room reviews, and much more!

Connecticut and New England poker players are well located to play in some of the country’s best poker tournaments. The World Series of Poker Circuit is never far away from Foxwoods Casino poker room in Mashantucket. This enormous venue boasts more than 150 poker tables and is familiar even to first-timers due to its television exposure. Mohegan Sun is another sizable venue, with 42 tables, and hosts a number of tournament series throughout the calendar year. Poker in this area is strictly regulated, hence the fact that only Native American casino venues are allowed to spread live poker. Online poker is also not yet legal in Connecticut or New England. Thankfully, there are none of the pot size caps that are enforced in other states during live cash games. Up in Maine, players frequent the Hollywood Casino Bangor for cash games, and they flock to Twin River in Rhode Island for the cash game action (no tournaments, though). In New Hampshire, players have 10 rooms to choose from, but all 10 are charity rooms. Tournaments, however, are plentiful at most rooms, and bigger venues such as Seabrook, Manchester and Chasers (in Salem) have action non-stop during operating hours (rooms are not open 24/7). Massachusetts is set to join the poker scene on September 2018 when MGM Springfield opens its doors with a 19-table room.”

Below you will find New England’s poker schedule.  But is so much more.

Connecticut and New England Tournament Schedule

You will find Poker coverage for Nevada, New Jersey, New Jersey Online, and other states at PokerAtlas. You’ll also find a general discussion area, posts on strategy and advice and so much more.

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And come back to NETimeGambling to keep up on New England’s Poker Scene.



Poker as Life Lessons? Mike Caro Thinks So! NETG Agrees.

Mike Caro

Mike Caro

Mike Caro recently posted on his website an article he wrote some time ago for Card Player magazine. In it, a parallel between playing poker and living life is made.
“Every conscious act requires risk,” states Caro. “Every conscious act requires decision. You put those two facts together and you realize that the secret to success in life is not to avoid gambling, but to gamble well.”

Simple House Edge

Simple House Edge

I’ve always said that a real gambler is a person who takes risks, but does so in most careful and best way to succeed in that risk.  Those who gamble without thinking, without preparing and with a compulsion beyond their control are not good gamblers – their risks and play override the practice and skill it takes to close the “house edge.”  Such compulsive gamblers need help.  They are not what this article is about.

It’s about any gambler that takes the time to practice, learn the best strategies, stay away from high house edge “sucker bets” and control their bankroll to able to enjoy the work and skill accrued to be more of an Advantage Gambler.

I will give an abridge version of Mike’s analysis in this post and interject the possibility to other situations and games.  But, I highly recommend this and other posts that Mr. Caro has written for Card Player Magazine & other media. Click on the Title below for the complete article.

Three Ways Poker Can Help You With Life Decisions
Card Player Magazine with Mike Caro

Card Player Magazine with Mike Caro

Caro: “Today I’d like to discuss not poker strategy per se, but a few of the things I have learned from poker about how to live life better — namely, how to “gamble well” with decisions outside of poker. Continue reading

Poker Rooms in New England Casinos

Dogs Playing Poker

Dogs Playing Poker – My Fave!  Check out the dog, far right looking at the boxer’s cards – and the boxer hiding an ace in his paw – priceless.

While all the hub-bub continues about Massachusetts Casinos this, and New England Casino Saturation that, one thing continues to be in the gaming world – Poker.  In New England, we have three, soon to be four, casinos with poker.  Here’s what’s going on in N.E.Time Gambling’s Poker World.

Poker Room at Hollywood Casino in Bangor, Maine

Poker Room at Hollywood Casino in Bangor, Maine


Hollywood Casino is pleased to offer Maine’s only Live Poker room. Here are some of it’s Games & Promotions

PROGRESSIVE HIGH HANDS – Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00pm till Closing.

Get any of the posted High Hands and win $100.

BAD BEAT JACKPOT – “Bad Beat” means a high ranking poker hand that is beat by a higher-ranking hand (ex: Four Ten’s losing to a Straight Flush). Both qualifying hands will be listed based upon amount in the Bad Beat. Rules may be found here.

POKER PROGRESSIVES – In Texas Hold’em and 7 Card Stud, win Jackpots with four-of-a-kinds and same suit straight flushes.

Mohegan Sun Poker Room

The Mohegan Sun Poker Room in the Casino of the Wind.


HIGH HAND JACKPOT – EVERY 3 HOURS THE POKER PLAYER WITH THE HIGHEST HAND WILL WIN! Get your shot to win HUGE High Hand payouts every 3 hours, 7 days a week.


MONTHLY TOP PLAYER PROMOTION – Play in any Mohegan Sun live cash game or poker tournament to be eligible to qualify for a daily $10 food coupon. Cash players who log a minimum of 72 hours of play during the month and tournament players who accumulate a minimum of 35 tournament points during the month, will receive a daily $10 food coupon the month following their qualification.


For more information on Poker at Mohegan Sun, click here.

Last in this Blog, but certainly not the least in New England – and the country:

Foxwoods Poker Room

Largest Poker Room in New England at Foxwoods


TWO BAD BEAT POKER GAMES – The Foxwoods Hold’em Bad Beat Jackpot will award a portion of the Jackpot to the player who has a hand of Quad 8s or better and loses to a higher ranking hand. The Stud Bad Beat Jackpot will award a portion of the Jackpot to the player who has a hand of Quad 2s or better and loses to a higher ranking hand. Both Bad Beat Jackpots are fully player-funded and are progressive.

FOXWOODS WORLD POKER FINALS – OCTOBER 3 – 19, 2015.  Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the World Poker Finals continues to be one of the premiere tournament events on the world poker scene. The tournament is open to the public giving anyone the opportunity to mix it up with top pros and amateurs alike.

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY NIGHT – $160 NO LIMIT HOLD’EM with $10,000 guaranteed! Starts at 6:00 PM

SATURDAY – $300- NO LIMIT HOLD’EM with $25,000 guaranteed! Starts at 6:00 PM

For Special Poker Events at Foxwoods and all information about its POKER ROOM, click here




That’s the poker wrap-up.  Enjoy!