Boot Hill Casino is seeing a decline in its no-limit hold'em poker action. This despite offering a highly attractive bad-beat jackpot sitting close at to $190,000. The culprit? Pot-limit Omaha hi-low-split eight-or-better.
In recent months PLO 8 gained in popularity at Kansas Star Casino, which is located a few minutes south of Wichita and approximately 170 miles east of Dodge City when traveling US-400/US-54. Demand for the game at Boot Hill has come from players who have been playing the game at Kansas Star. According to Boot Hill's Poker Room Manager Corey Thomas and Table Games Manager Robert Bridle, players from western Colorado, northern Oklahoma, as well as all over western Kansas have been drawn to the Thursday night PLO 8 action.
Thomas and Bridle are looking to expand play into other days to capture more of the game's popularity. Typically the game is offered as a $1-2 game with no cap on the buy-in. In a previous article I mentioned pot-limit Omaha high was being spread, Thomas and Bridle clarified that PLO 8 was the game meant and that PLO has not been successfully offered at Boot Hill's Steve Walker Memorial Poker Room.