For many years the only poker games you could find in New
Hampshire were limit hybrids due to the fact the state had
legislation prohibiting a bet of more than $4 in any casino or
luck based game.
Unfortunately, this included poker. However, on June 30
2015 the governor of New Hampshire signed into legislation a
bill that allowed for unlimited betting in poker. Thus, you can
now find no limit Texas holdem games in pretty much every poker
room in the state. Poker rooms must adhere to one condition
though, and that is 35% of revenue from the games must be
donated to charity, and another 10% to the state. On top of this
the max buy in is $150 per round of play.
This is great for the game in this state as it brings a new
level of excitement, and variance, to the game. It’s also good
for limit players as you can now realistically make a living by
playing limit holdem professionally at higher stakes. Of course,
you’ll come across one other major beneficiary to this change
and that’s the dealers. They now have more job opportunities and
the ability to earn more in tips. In a time when poker is going
south in many states, this was a great change for the game, so
well done New Hampshire!
Because of this change you can find some pretty soft no limit
holdem games in a lot of the poker rooms in New Hampshire. This
will change over time though so if you want to take advantage of
it and feel that you have a sufficient edge, visit one of these
List of New Hampshire Poker Rooms
Here is our compiled list of all the poker rooms you can find
in the state of New Hampshire:
4jacks Poker Room at Governors Inn
Location: Rochester, New Hampshire
Hours: Open Wednesday to Friday from 5pm until 12am
Games: You’ll find a daily no limit holdem tournament here
with a buy in of $40 or $50. On top of this they also spread $1
/ $2 and $2 / $4 no limit holdem cash tables.
Ambience: The poker area features 5 well maintained tables
and comfortable chairs and is located within the Governors Inn.
TV’s are strategically placed through the room so you can stay
on track with sports scores and the average stack in
Hospitality: This room offers cocktail service at the table
and they also feature high hand and bad beat jackpots. You can
also get food from the Governors Inn, where this poker room is
Players: It’s all about fun and good times in this poker room
with a very warm and friendly atmosphere. No one takes their
poker too seriously here, but the poker is of good standard
which will make it challenging enough.
Aces and Eights Casino
Location: Hampton, New Hampshire
Hours: Open Monday to Sunday from 12pm until 1am – only from
June 27 to September 11
Games: You will only find no limit holdem $1 / $2 and $2 / $4
cash games here.
Ambience: This new casino features a small poker area with
new and clean tables and chairs. They have placed TV’s around
the tables to keep you entertained between hands.
Hospitality: You can get cocktails at the table while you
play in the Aces and Eights Casino, on top of this food is
available but only from the restaurant inside.
Players: The play is quite weak in this casino with most
players being visitors or tourists. If you are in the area and
have a solid game then definitely stop in. The dealers and staff
go out of their way to ensure everyone is having fun and feels
Boston Billiard Club & Casino
Location: Nashua, New Hampshire
Hours: Open Sunday to Wednesday from 12pm until 12am
Games: This poker room only offers cash games. You will find
$1 / $2 and $2 / $4 no limit holdem; $1 / $2 pot limit Omaha, $1
/ $2 pot limit Omaha high low and $2 / $4 limit holdem.
Ambience: This billiard club features a large poker room
within the casino area, it’s quite close to the billiards also
so can get quite loud at times. The wood panelled walls and mood
lighting fit in well with the well maintained tables and chairs.
No smoking is permitted in the poker area and you’ll find TV’s
on the walls to keep you across the latest sports scores.
Hospitality: Cocktails and food are available at the table
while you play here. On top of this they offer a range of
promotions and jackpots.
Players: The play is quite solid in this poker room and most
the visitors and tourists who visit here will opt to play
roulette or blackjack instead. You can still find some value in
the game though, especially on weekend evenings. It’s a fun and
welcoming environment and it feels like you are playing poker
amongst a big party.
Location: Keene, New Hampshire
Hours: Open daily from 12pm until 1am
Games: No limit holdem tournaments are held Wednesday to
Saturday with a buy in ranging from $10 to $150. On top of this
they spread $1 / $2 no limit holdem and $2 / $4 limit Omaha 8 or
better cash games.
Ambience: The poker room is located inside Colony Mills and
features bright purple felt tables against brick work walls and
green chairs on lightly colored carpets. The room features TV’s
on the walls and is no smoking for your comfort.
Hospitality: Food and cocktail service is available for
players at the table and they also offer a range of promotions
and jackpots in this poker room.
Players: You’ll come across some decent players in this room
with the play being quite tough at most times. The vibe is
friendly and welcoming because the regulars and staff understand
how important new and amateur players are for the poker economy.
If you bring a solid game and can ride out the variance you
should do well here.
Lakes Region Casino
Location: Belmont, New Hampshire
Hours: Open daily from 12pm
Games: You’ll find no limit holdem tournaments from Wednesday
to Sunday with the buy in fluctuating between $10 and $50. If
you are looking for a cash game you will find $1 / $1 and $1 /
$2 no limit holdem, $2 / $4 and $4 / $4 limit holdem and $2 / $4
dealer’s choice games running.
Ambience: Red felt tables contrast well against the red and
gold carpet and half wood panel walls in this no smoking poker
room. The chairs are a bit random, however they are comfortable
for long sessions. You’ll also find TV’s on the walls here to
keep you entertained while the guy on the button shuffles his
Hospitality: This poker room offers players a range of
promotions and progressive jackpots as well as providing
cocktail and food service at the table.
Players: You can come across some great action in this room
with amateur and loose players making for some very juicy spots.
If you bring a solid game you should do well in this fun and
friendly poker room.
Manchester Poker Room
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Hours: Open daily from 12pm until 1am
Games: Cash players will find $1 / $2 and $2 / $4 no limit
holdem; $1 / $2 pot limit Omaha and $1 / $2 pot limit Omaha
high. If you are looking for tournaments you will find no limit
holdem events on varied days of the week and a stud even usually
once a week. The buy in will range by tournament from $10 up to
Ambience: The room is no-smoking and features TV’s on the
walls. The room is always clean and tables and chairs are well
maintained and comfortable for long sessions.
Hospitality: Cocktails and food can be ordered at the table
and you’ll also be in the running for a bad beat jackpot in this
Players: You will find some great action in this poker room,
particularly on weekends. Dealers and management are friendly
and welcoming which is reflected by the players in the room. If
you bring a good range and some patience you should do well
Seabrook Poker Room
Location: Seabrook, New Hampshire
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 3pm until 12am, Friday 12pm
until 1am, Saturday 11am until 1am, Sunday 12pm until 1am
Games: No limit holdem tournaments are held daily, with up to
three on some days, and you’ll also find a pot limit Omaha
tournament on Sunday. The buy in ranges from $40 to $100 meaning
tournament play is very affordable. For cash players this room
spreads $1 / $2 no limit holdem, $1 / $4 stud, $2 / $4 limit
Omaha 8 or better, and $2 / $4 limit holdem.
Ambience: This no smoking room has TV’s on the walls and
features green felt tables and comfortable black chairs in a
well-lit and open room that used to be part of a dog track.
The room has a bit of a temporary feel to it, but is nice to
play poker in nonetheless.
Hospitality: You will automatically take part in this room’s
progressive bad beat jackpot which pushes your dropped dollars
even further. On top of this they offer a range of promotions
and also provide players with cocktail and food service at the
Players: The environment and vibe in this room is extremely
friendly and welcoming. Everyone knows everyone else and if they
don’t they will go out of their way to welcome you and get to
know you; this comes from players and staff alike. The play is
solid in this room meaning you will need to bring your own A
game to be able to do well. It’s a great place to play poker and
has really adapted well to offering no limit play.
The Poker Room at Hampton Falls
Location: Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
Hours: Monday and Thursday from 2pm until 1am, Tuesday and
Wednesday 12pm until 1am, Friday to Sunday from 12pm until 1am
Games: You’ll find daily no limit holdem tournaments here
with sometimes up to three running each day. The buy in will
range from $50 to $150 depending on the day and time of the
tournament, so call ahead to check. For the cash players they
spread $1 / $1, $1 / $2 and $2 / $4 no limit holdem, $2 / $4
limit holdem and $2 / $4 mixed games.
Ambience: High wooden beams and wooden decor make this a very
nice and attractive poker room. Throw in the maroon and light
brown table felt and maroon chairs and you find yourself just
chomping at the bit to play some poker. The room is open and
well-lit with TV’s along the walls. No smoking is permitted in
the poker room at all.
Hospitality: This poker room offers a bad beat jackpot and
also a high hand bonus. On top of this they offer food vouchers
for players during certain times. While playing, you’ll get
cocktail and food service at the table which is always nice.
Players: You’ll come across some quite weak and loose play in
this particular poker room, especially in the evenings. Most
tables will feature one or two regulars so if you steer clear of
them then you should be able to cash in very nicely. The vibe in
the room is welcoming and friendly, which is matched by the
staff and dealers.
The River Casino
Location: Milford, New Hampshire
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 5pm until 1am, Friday 3pm
until 1am, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm until 1am
Games: No limit holdem tournaments are held from Thursday to
Sunday with the buy in fluctuating from $5 up to $20. If you are
looking for a cash game you’ll find $1 / $1, $1 / $2 and $2 / $4
no limit holdem, $1 / $2 pot limit Omaha high, and $2 / $4
Ambience: This no smoking poker room features automatic
shufflers and TV’s on the walls to keep you up to date with the
latest sports scores. The blue felt tables are well maintained
and match well with the half wood panel and half white walls.
Hospitality: The poker room at the River Casino offers bad
beat jackpots for both cash and tournament play. They also offer
cocktail and drink service to players at the table.
Players: You’ll find a good mix of regulars and amateur
players in this poker room. This means if you pick your spots
well, are patient, and play a decent range you should be able to
chip up quite easily.
Enjoy the new rules in place in New Hampshire the next time
you want to play Texas holdem. Choose from the poker rooms
reviewed above if you live in the state or are planning a trip.
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