7 Clans Paradise Casino, Red Rock, Oklahoma has brought back poker. While only a single 9-handed table, with another scheduled to be added, has been placed in the table games pit it marks the return of poker after several years to a casino that at one time had a 6-table semi-enclosed room and offered the best structured no-limit hold'em tournament in the area on Sunday afternoons.
The room is open limited hours, running Wednesday through Sunday. Play begins at 6 pm and runs until the table breaks. $1-2 NLH is offered. The rake is $1 per $10 in the pot with a max of $5 per hand. There is no jackpot drop. The sign-up and waiting list is run through the table games pit.
First Council Casino, Newkirk, Oklahoma is also considering offering poker again. According to a floor manager, rumors of the game are true and that the casino is seriously considering adding a 3-table area. Tables could be placed by the end of November.
When First Council Casino closed their 8-table poker room around May, 2012, it left a void in the north-central Oklahoma poker landscape. First Council's room was the last of three that at one time were open at First Council, Southwind, and 7 Clans Paradise casinos. The three are located just south of Arkansas City, KS, to just north of Stillwater, OK.
Kansas Star Casino has seen some growth in game diversity. Limit hold'em has returned with $3-6 game featured on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. At times it morphs into a kill game (with the kill on the game becomes $6-12) as well as into an Omaha high-low-split eight-or-better game. Pot-limit Omaha high-low-split eight-or-better has also grown out of the pot-limit Omaha game action that was been offered since the casino's poker room opened. $1-2-5 has typically been the game offered with the standard $1 per $10 rake to $40 with another $1 taken at $100. The jackpot drop is a $1 per hand. It's PLO game has been known to offer games with blinds up to $5-5-10.
Boot Hill Casino's player base that also hits Kansas Star Casino has helped grow its expansion into Omaha as well. $2-5 PLO has started being offered due to that demand. Boot Hill's rake The rake is 10% up to $4 and. $1 jackpot drop is taken up to $40 in the pot, another $1 is taken once the pot exceeds $40.