Get ready to ante up for the best in Live Poker at Hollywood Casino. The Poker Room is designed with you in mind and dedicated to Poker players who love the game. It features a variety of structured Texas Hold 'em games the area’s best Bad Beat Jackpot.
We offer up to 7 tables of Limit and No limit Texas Hold 'Em seven days a week, starting at 9:30 am. Our professional Poker Room staff will help you get into the game you want and are there to serve you throughout your stay. For Poker Room information call 630-801-7471.
Poker Rules and Information
The object of Texas Hold 'Em is to make the best five-card high hand, using any combination from your two dealt down cards and the five face up "community" cards. A designated dealer button is used to determine the betting position, the order of dealing the cards and the order of the blinds. The dealer button rotates clockwise after each hand.
Up to four betting rounds are dealt, with a round of betting after the Flop, Turn, and River. If more than one player remains in the end, after all bets are acted upon, a showdown determines who wins the pot. All players still active in the hand share equally in the pot when the best five-card hand is formed by the five community cards.
Wednesday Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament
On the day of the tournament participants can register in the Poker Room starting at 10AM or report to the registration table (located in the High Limit Blackjack area) on the casino floor starting at 12PM. Tournament start time is 1PM. After being seated at the tournament table, the patron must present a paid receipt prior to receiving $5,000 in non-value tournament chips.
Registration will remain open until the start of the 4th round. Hollywood Casino may allow new players (replacements) and re-entries until the start of the 4th round to replace eliminated players.
Each player will be charged a $160 Buy-In fee. The Buy-In will be divided as follows:
$125 – Placed into the Wednesday Tournament Prize Pool
$25 – Retained by Hollywood
**$10 – Placed in Hollywood Casino’s Tournament of Champions Prize Pool
Players receive $5000 or $6000* in non-value tournament chips.
*Players have the option to purchase an additional $1,000 in non-value tournament chips for ten ($10) dollars. The ten ($10) dollars will be placed in the Dealer toke pool.
**From January 4, 2012 through December 5, 2012, Hollywood Casino Aurora will place ten ($10) dollars of each Tournament player’s Buy-In into the Hollywood Casino Tournament of Champions prize pool.
The first and second place finisher in each of the regular Wednesday Tournaments will be qualified to participate in the Hollywood Casino Tournament of Champions to be held on Sunday, December 16, 2012. There is no buy-in for The Tournament of Champions.
For additional questions please call the Poker Room directly at 630-801-7471.
No rake will be taken.
No limit betting structure.
Each round will be limited to twenty (20) minutes.
Straddle bets are not permitted.
An absent player must be dealt a hand each deal and have antes, blinds, and forced bets put in the Pot from his/her stack as required. The Dealer will be responsible to ensure the proper amount of chips are put into the Pot. Any player that is absent from the Tournament for more than one-half hour will be disqualified from Tournament Play and forfeit their tournament entry. No refunds will be granted.
An exposed card on the initial card dealt to each player will constitute a misdeal.
If a player lacks sufficient non-value chips for a blind, the player is entitled to get action on whatever amount of non-value chips they have remaining. A player who posts a short blind and wins does not need to make up the blind. When a player is all-in for less than the required blind, the remaining players will have the following options:
2. Complete the Blind
If the signal sounding the end of a round goes off, any hand partially complete or underway will be finished. A hand is said to have begun on the first riffle of the shuffle. New limits apply on the first hand of the next round.
Initial seating assignments are done by the player drawing a table and seat number during registration. The Tournament Director may move players during the Tournament to “balance” the number of players at each table. Best efforts will be made to place a player in the same position that he/she was in prior to the move.
When tables are “broken” (remaining players at table all reseated at other tables), players will again draw their seat and table assignment for the next table. A player moving into a seat assumes any obligations or benefits of the seat unless that seat is between the small blind and the button.
Players will redraw their table and seat assignment in the same manner when the field is reduced to a final table.
“High carding” will be utilized at the beginning of the Tournament and again when the field is reduced to a final table in order to determine the Dealer Button.
Players are eliminated when they have lost all their non-value chips. The winner is the player at the final table with all the non-value chips.
A player who declares himself all-in, loses the Pot, and then discovers that one or more non-value chips are hidden, is not entitled to benefit from concealment. The Tournament Director in his sole discretion will rule on each case.
An odd non-value chip will be awarded to the player closest to the button starting at the left of the button.
No person will be permitted to take another player’s chips once that person has participated in tournament play.
When the field has been reduced to two (2) tables, the following shall apply:
If two or more players go broke on the same hand, the player starting the hand with the larger amount of non-value chips finishes in the highest tournament place.
At the final table when a three-handed game loses a player, the player due for the big blind must take it. This means that a player may have to take the little blind twice in a row, or have to take the big blind immediately after taking the little blind. Proper assignment of the big blind takes precedent. When only two players remain, the small blind is on the button.
1st $25 - $50
2nd $50 - $100
3rd $100-200 (chip up $25 chips)
4th $200 - $400
5th $400 - $800
6th $500 - $1,000 (chip up $100 chips)
7th $1,000 - $2,000
8th $2,000 - $4,000
9th $4,000 - $8,000 (chip up $500 chips)
10th $5,000 - $10,000
11th $10,000 - $20,000
12th $20,000 - $40,000 (chip up $1,000 chips)
12th $40,000 - $80,000
14th $50,000 - $100,000
BLINDS WILL INCREASE IF ANY MORE ROUNDS ARE NEEDED