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Looking for Poker Tournaments in Phoenix? Here are Three Spots to Check Out!


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AZ Poker Tourney Guide

Are you a poker buff? And are you from Arizona? Well, this post is for you!

Not all of us have the time to drive all the way to Las Vegas just to play some live games or join a poker tournament. The good news is that we don’t really have to. You see, there are a lot of great casinos right at the heart of Phoenix. In fact, we’ll introduce you to three of them now:

Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino

If there’s one thing Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino is good at, it’s rewarding their players. It doesn’t even matter what your skill level or budget is, simply playing in live games and tournaments could get you $1.00 per hour in guaranteed earnings – and that’s aside from the various jackpots and the comps on entertainment, food and a whole lot of other exciting redeemable rewards you could rake in along the way.

The poker room itself is called Play Poker and has a total of 16 state-of-the-art tables surrounded by nine large screen TVs (so you can catch up on your favorite sporting events while you play). Live games, promotions and tournaments are held here regularly so there’s pretty much always something available to join.

For the full list of events, promotions and jackpots, check out the official Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino website here.

By the way, Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino falls under the Gila River Casinos banner – just like the next venue on our list:

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

Being under the same mother company, you’ll pretty much enjoy the same perks at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino as you would in Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino. The guaranteed earnings, big jackpots and great comps, you’ll find them all here, but in a much bigger 25-table poker room. There are also more TVs here – way more, with over 30 screens of varying sizes scattered all over the venue.

Speaking of more, they have more poker tournaments here too. The schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays through Thursdays
  • No-limit Texas Holdem
  • Registration starts at 9:00 am
  • Event starts at 12:00 pm
  • $30 entry
  • $1,500 worth of starting chips
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • No-limit Texas Holdem
  • Event starts at 7:30 pm
  • $40 buy-in
  • $10 service fee
  • 100 participants max
  • Sundays
  • No-limit Texas Holdem
  • Event starts at 3:30 pm
  • $25 buy-in
  • $5 dealer fee
  • $1,500 worth of starting chips

Click here to learn more about Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino and everything else it has to offer.

Talking Stick Resort

Don’t let the lack of the word “casino” in this establishment’s name fool you. Talking Stick Resort actually has one, and it houses the biggest poker room in all of Phoenix, Arizona called The Arena Poker Room. With over 40 tables hosting games like Texas Holdem, 7-Card Stud and Omaha 24/7, this venue is, without a doubt, one of the best places to go to for non-stop poker excitement – and they have various jackpots and rewards too!

Now, as for tournaments, aside from near-daily events, The Arena Poker Room also hosts the annual Arizona State Poker Championship every August. You can view Talking Stick Resort’s complete schedule of events here.

Now, in case you get tired of playing, there are lots more you can do at this venue. There’s live entertainment, great dining options, a spa and, as you may have guessed by the establishment’s name, a pool – pretty much everything you’d expect to find at a high-end resort.

But If the Casinos in Arizona are Still Too Far For You…

Then just play online! All you have to do is sign up for an account on a poker website and you can pretty much start playing anytime, anywhere. But don’t just join any website, play on and save yourself the hassle of having to deal with issues like:

  • Split pots and percentages (i.e., cuts from your winnings)
  • Cheating (i.e., other people taking a peek at your cards)
  • House-biased dealing algorithms (i.e., purposely dealing weak hands so you don’t win)

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  • Working more like an Escrow account than a traditional house (i.e., you get to keep all your winnings)
  • Installing Safesight™ Firewall to keep other people from seeing your cards
  • Using a human-like dealing algorithm so the cards you get are completely random

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