Four Ohio casinos offer poker rooms. This section covers the poker rooms found in Ohio casinos. We do not list the charitable card clubs. Players must be at least 21 years old. Tables have either seven or eight seats per table, depending on the casino. The most common game is no limit Texas hold’em cash games.
Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati and Hollywood Casino Columbus deal tournaments. The other three Ohio casino poker rooms do not.
Hard Rock Cincinnati poker room
There are 30 poker tables at the Hard Rock Cincinnati poker room. It is open 24 hours a day. Tables seat up to eight players. Tournaments have returned to the Hard Rock Cincinnati poker room.
The most common game is 1/3 no limit Texas Hold’em. Its buy-in is $100 to $300. There are larger no limit Hold’em games during peak hours. Most nights feature a variety of pot limit Omaha from low to high limits. Small fixed limit Hold’em and Omaha Hi/Lo may be available during peak hours.
There is a $100 no limit Texas Hold’em tournament every Monday through Friday at 10:15am and Thursday through Tuesday at 6:15pm. The Saturday tournament is a $200 no limit Hold’em event. It starts at 11:15am. A $200 buy-in is offered Wednesdays at 6:15pm and Sundays at 10:15am.
Hollywood Casino Columbus poker room
The Hollywood Casino Columbus poker room hosts 34 tables. It is open 10am to 4am daily. The tables seat a maximum of eight players due to pandemic restrictions.
The two main games are 1/2 and 2/5 no limit Texas Hold’em. The buy-in for 1/2 is $60 to $300. It is $200 to $800 for 2/5. Other common games are smaller pot limit Omaha and fixed limit Hold’em.
There are eight weekly no limit hold’em tournaments at Hollywood Casino Columbus. These are dealt on Monday and Thursday nights and most afternoons.
Hollywood Casino Toledo poker room
There are 19 tables in the Hollywood Casino Toledo poker room. It opens at 11am daily. It closes at 1am Sunday through Thursday and 3am on weekend nights.
Players will find a 1/2 no limit Texas Hold’em game most hours the room is open. Its buy-in is $50 to $200. A higher no limit Hold’em game, as well as fixed limit Hold’em, Omaha and mixed games, may run during busier hours.
Poker tournaments are currently suspended at Hollywood Casino Toledo due to the pandemic. The poker room dealt a tournament daily with three on Saturdays before the closure. Buy-ins ranged from $25 to $100. All Hollywood Casino Toledo poker tournaments were no limit Texas Hold’em.
JACK Cleveland poker room
There are 26 tables at the JACK Cleveland poker room. It is open 24 hours a day.
The main games are 1/3 and 2/5 no limit Texas Hold’em and 1/2 pot limit Omaha. The buy-in ranges are $100 to $300 at 1/2 no limit, $100 to $500 at pot limit Omaha, and $200 to $500 at 2/5 no limit Hold’em. Peak hours may see a small fixed limit Texas Hold’em or Omaha Hi/Lo game.
The JACK Cleveland poker room started dealing tournaments after its grand opening in its new location. There are 13 poker tournaments each week. There are also special events with larger buy-ins and guaranteed prize pools.
Ohio poker room FAQs
How old must I be to play in an Ohio poker room?
Casino poker players must be at least 21.
What games are dealt at Ohio poker rooms?
No limit and fixed limit Texas Hold’em, pot limit Omaha and fixed limit Omaha Hi/Lo are the most common Ohio poker games.
How many seats are at each poker table in Ohio?
Poker tables seat up to seven or eight players, depending on the casino.
Do any Ohio poker rooms deal tournaments?
Yes. JACK Cleveland, Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati and Hollywood Casino Columbus have brought back poker tournaments.
Last updated: November 5, 2022