This is a great state to live if you are a poker player. There is many licensed poker rooms, some with over a hundred poker tables in this state. You should not be too far from a quality poker room anywhere in the state of California. The poker rooms are not only big, but many host a variety of different poker games and world class poker tournaments. If you are poker player who prefers to play with your friends, then you should be glad to know that the poker laws allow social games at home.
California Poker Laws
Setting up a home poker game (as long as no one profits from the rake) is legal in the state of California. Poker is defined as a controlled game, but a controlled game does not include "Games played with cards in private homes or residences, in which no person makes money for operating the game, except as a player". There is no reason to play poker at an unlicensed establishment in California, because you can find many of the best poker rooms in the country here.
Where to play live poker in California
There is many great poker rooms and thousands of poker tables in California. You should have no problem finding a licensed poker room in your area. The largest poker rooms in the state have over a hundred poker tables. The top poker rooms can found inside the Commerce Casino, the Bicycle Casino, Hawaiian Gardens Casino, the Hollywood Park Casino, the San Manuel Casino and the Pechanga Casino. Some of the poker games inside the casinos include Texas Holdem, 7-card Stud, 7-card Stud hi/lo, Omaha hi, Omaha hi/lo, Razz poker, 5-card Stud, Lowball and mixed games.