Over the last couple of years Florida has experienced a massive growth in poker popularity with the addition of poker rooms to it's pari-mutuel's and new Indian casinos. Florida is now ranked 3rd behind only California and Nevada for the the amount of poker rooms. Here at Florida Poker review, we go out and play at as many Florida poker rooms as possible to bring you up to date information on everything taking place.

  • Our highest rated Florida poker rooms by geographical area :


Hollywood
 
Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood - South Florida

The Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is one of the biggest poker rooms in Florida. The two story poker room has 48 tables. The upstairs tables are usually reserved for tournaments while the cash games are played on the lower level. Games offered include, Texas Holdem, Omaha hi/lo and Seven card stud. The games are played in both Limit and No-limit. The Hard Rock Hollywood also runs daily tournaments and one table sit and go's

Other Games include Slots, Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Let it Ride, Pai Gow Poker and Baccarat.

Palm Beach
 
Palm Beach Kennel Club - South Florida
The Palm Beach Kennel Club poker room is the biggest in Florida with a 60 table spread. The tables are located in two locations, the lower room with 40 tables is used for cash games and the second floor room with 20 tables is used for daily tournaments and sit and go's. The poker games offered include Texas Hold'em, Seven Card stud, Seven card stud 8's or better and Omaha hi/lo. Games are played in Limit and No Limit formats.

The PBKC runs a bad beat jackpot and provides table side dining for players.

Pompano
 
The Isle at Pompano Park - South Florida

The home of the 2008 Florida State Poker Championship is without a doubt a premier poker room with 34 poker tables. The games spread include Texas Hold'em, 5 card stud, 7 card stud, Omaha Hi and Razz in Limit and No limit formats. The Isle also runs daily tournaments.

Other games include slots.

Tampa
 
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa - Central Florida

The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa is the largest poker room on the west coast of Florida with 50 tables. Cash games are available in Texas hold'em, Omaha hi/lo and 7 card stud. The games are played in limit and no limit. Daily tournaments are also available along with single table sit and go's.


Most Florida Poker Rooms are located inside a casino. Most people are afraid to sit down at a casino and play a game they are unfamiliar with. One thing you can do to familiarize yourself with the different casino table games is to try playing online using No Deposit Casino Bonuses which cost you nothing and you can actually win real money. For US players check out No Deposit Casinos USA for a list of trusted casinos with these free bonuses.

Live Play for the Internet Player

So, you are a god on the online poker sites, and you want to move to some live action? There are some things you will need to know.

Live poker players look down on internet players. It is true. So leave the Online Poker shirt at home. They might make an impression, but probably the wrong one. You can wear your sponsorships to the WSOP when you get there, but your local poker room is not the place for them.

Pay attention! What is the value of each chip? What is the minimum raise? And here is a shocker, you have to know when it is your blind, and physically place the correct amount of chips out there at the right time. Also, that white dealer button? Well it doesn't move around the table on its own, someone has to pass it around.

Live poker rakes and tournament fees are much higher than their Internet counterparts. This is because they have to play dealers to deal the cards. Do not be shocked if a $50 tournament has a $10-15 fee. Also, they are not handing out online poker deposit bonuses like the PokerStars Bonus you just got.

Do not be frightened, or think "oh my god, they will all be able to read me". These players are the same dimwitted folks you play online. Smart will win out, and they are not all watching your every move. Also, they are much more likely to be impaired in some way. They come to play live because they are not smart enough to figure out that there are many US Poker sites still open to US players. So expect questionable play and bets on some odd hands. But the basics you have learned are the same, and with practice you should become a winning player live also.

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