Poker Rooms in Atlantic City, NJ

There are three open Atlantic City poker rooms. Those are located at Borgata, Harrah’s, and Tropicana. Two Atlantic City poker rooms remain temporarily closed. Those are at Bally’s and Golden Nugget.

Borgata brought tournaments back in September 2021. Harrah’s and Tropicana only deal cash games.

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If you play online poker, BetMGM and Borgata offer new players up to $1,075 in bonuses. This includes a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus that clears at 52% rakeback, as well as up to $75 in free tournament tickets. BetMGM and Borgata are licensed to offer online poker legally by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

Open Atlantic City poker rooms

Click the link in the sections below to read more details about each open poker room in Atlantic City. While you may see some partitions in our pictures, these have since been removed from tables.

Borgata poker room

The Borgata poker room is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It currently hosts 52 tables. Before the pandemic, there were 85 tables in the Borgata poker room. There is a maximum of eight players per table. 

The main games are 1/3, 2/5, 5/10, and 10/25 no-limit Texas hold’em. The buy-in range is $100 to $400 for 1/3, $200 to $1,000 for 2/5, $500 to $2,500 for 5/10, and $2,500 with no cap at 10/25.

A few other games run from time to time. This includes fixed limit hold’em, Omaha, stud, and mixed games. 

Tournaments returned to Borgata in September 2021. There are no limit hold’em tournaments most days. Special tournament series are regularly spread by the Borgata poker room. There are often satellites available at the BetMGM and Borgata Poker sites.

Harrah’s poker room

There are 28 poker tables at Harrah’s poker room in Atlantic City. There are nine seats at each. It opens daily at 11am Monday through Friday. It is open 24 hours on weekends

The typical game mix consists of 1/2, 1/3, and 2/5 no-limit Texas hold’em, as well as 2-6 spread limit hold’em. The buy-in for 1/2 is $60 to $300. For 1/3, it is $100 to $500. It is $200 to $1,000 at 2/5. 

The Harrah’s Atlantic City poker room does not deal tournaments. Before the pandemic closure, it dealt a $100 no-limit Texas hold’em tournament on Sunday and Wednesday at 8:15pm.

Tropicana Atlantic City poker room

There are 18 tables in the Tropicana poker room. Each seats nine players. It specializes in 1/2 no-limit Texas hold’em. The buy-in is $60 to $300. It opens at 11am during the week. It is open 24 hours on weekends. Tournaments are currently suspended. The Tropicana poker room is the only one open on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Closed Atlantic City poker rooms

There are two temporarily closed Atlantic City poker rooms. These are located at Bally’s and Golden Nugget. Since both have been closed for over two years, it seems unlikely that either will return.  

Bally’s Atlantic City poker room

Bally’s was sold by Caesars in 2020. The poker room was removed from the company’s website. It is not known if it will reopen. It had 40 poker tables and was branded after the World Series of Poker, which is not owned by the company that now operates Bally’s. Seven daily no-limit Texas hold’em tournaments were dealt each week when it was last open. 

Golden Nugget Atlantic City poker room

The Golden Nugget’s poker room hosted nine tables. Its main games were 1/3 and 2/5 no-limit Texas hold’em and 3/6 fixed-limit hold’em. It dealt 13 daily tournaments every week when it was last open in March 2020. All were no limit Texas hold’em. 

NJ online poker rooms

New Jersey is home to four real money online poker networks. New Jersey poker sites include BetMGM, Borgata Poker, Partypoker, Pala Poker, PokerStars, and Each New Jersey online poker room offers a first deposit bonus to new players. These return from 20% to 55% rakeback, depending on the site.

More information: New Jersey poker sites.

Atlantic City, NJ poker room FAQ

Are Atlantic City poker rooms open?

There are three open poker rooms in Atlantic City, NJ.

What is the minimum age for Atlantic City poker rooms?

Players must be at least 21 years old in Atlantic City poker rooms.

Is smoking permitted in Atlantic City poker rooms?

No. All Atlantic City poker rooms are nonsmoking.

What is the most common poker game in Atlantic City?

No limit Texas hold’em is the most common poker game in Atlantic City.

Do Atlantic City poker rooms deal tournaments?

Borgata deals poker tournaments on weekdays. There are no poker tournaments at Harrah’s or Tropicana.

Last updated: February 22, 2024