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Looking for Poker Tournaments in St. Louis? Head on Over to Hollywood Casino!


$30 flat membership

The BEST STL Poker Tourneys

There aren’t that many spots in St. Louis, MO that host regular poker tournaments. There are enough live and cash games for sure, but when it comes actual full-blown competitions, your options are quite limited. The good news, however, is that the ones that do host such events, do a great job at doing so.

Take Hollywood Casino, for example. Its 20-table poker room is manned by some of the area’s best managers, dealers and poker staff so you’ll surely get topnotch customer service every time you come by to play.

Games you can play

The poker room at Hollywood Casino spreads the following classic favorites:

  • Limit Texas Holdem
  • No-limit Texas Holdem
  • 4/8 Omaha Hi-Lo with Half Kill
  • $2- to $6-spread Limit 7 Card Stud

As for tournaments, the room typically hosts two per day, with buy-ins ranging anywhere between $40 and $300. The updated event schedule is available for viewing here.


Aside from the excellent staff and game selections, poker enthusiasts choose Hollywood Casino’s poker room for the following reasons:

  • $15 food vouchers for every four hours of live play (maximum of two vouchers per day)
  • $1 per hour comps
  • In-room cashier
  • In-room self-serve coffee/soda station
  • Free wifi
  • USB ports on every single table


Hollywood Casino’s Poker room hands out three kinds of jackpots: bad beat, aces cracked and made hand.

Bad Beat

This jackpot awards up to $20,000 to players who lose with a four-of-a-kind or higher.

Aces Cracked

You win this one by getting pocket aces and then not winning any portion of the pot at the end of the round.

Made Hand

As the name implies, you can win this jackpot by simply making specific hands. The ones to shoot for are as follows:

  • Any four-of-a-kind
  • Straight flush (one jackpot for each suit)
  • Royal flush (one jackpot for each suit)

For more information on each of these jackpots, click here.

Online alternatives

If you want more options but you don’t have the time to go outside St. Louis to look, then why not just go online and play real money poker on a website? It should feel exactly like participating in a live game or tournament minus the travel time. Just make sure you pick a trustworthy and stable platform like to ensure a hassle-free playing experience.

The problem with traditional poker websites

Split pots and percentages are among of the biggest drawbacks of playing poker online. Traditional poker websites typically take a cut from your winnings whenever you cash out. You essentially do all the work and they get a share of the reward.

Another problem to watch out for is cheating. As if getting a share of your winnings is not enough, some poker websites resort to tweaking the way their system works to favor the house and ultimately lower your chances of winning.

The SafeClub advantage

Well, you wouldn’t have to worry about any of these issues when you play on First of all, we function more like an Escrow account than a traditional poker website or house so we neither have to cheat nor share in your winnings. In fact, we even put several security measures in place to make sure that every game you play is 100% fair for you and all of your opponents.

First, our SafeSight™ Firewall is designed to prevent anyone (player or SafeClub staff) aside from yourself from viewing your cards. This means that you can strategize without fear of being prematurely found out and then countered.

Second, we do not allow any of our employees to participate in any of the games. This means that everyone you’ll end up playing against has absolutely no connection to the company that could in any way give them an unfair advantage.

Third, we designed our card-dealing algorithm to be completely human-like in that it deals truly random cards every single time. This means that you won’t ever have to worry about being purposely dealt bad hand after bad hand just to keep you from winning.

As a matter of fact, we do want you to win. This is why we regularly post free poker guides, tips and tricks on our website. But that’s not all. We also developed several unlockable poker tools that aim to help you strategize and play better. You can get exclusive access to them by simply playing more games.

Ready to give SafeClub a shot? Awesome! Click here to sign up for an account and start playing today!


$30 flat membership