Colorado Poker Rooms begin the proliferation of No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha cash games
Poker players in Colorado can now enjoy traditional no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha cash games with 100 big blinds or more.
The state has officially abolished the betting limit rules that have been in effect since gambling was legalized. Players were never allowed to wager more than $ 100 on a single wager, which affected not only the maximum wager allowed on house-supported games, but also the type of poker game that could be legally distributed.
Instead of being allowed to play no-limit hold’em cash games, poker rooms only had the option to play spread-limit games with a maximum bet of $ 100.
Last November, Coloradans voted to pass Amendment 77, which allowed lawmakers in the three cities that house the state’s entire gaming market to lift these restrictions. Elected officials in Black Hawk, Cripple Creek, and Central City all voted to lift the borders.
These rule changes went into effect on Saturday and the poker options have already changed. The state’s two largest poker rooms, Ameristar and Golden Gates, already offer no-limit hold’em cash games valued at $ 1 to $ 3, $ 2 to $ 5, and $ 5 to $ 10.
The maximum buy-in for $ 1 to $ 3 at both casinos is $ 300, and both offer a maximum buy-in of $ 2,000 for $ 5 to 10. However, for $ 2 to $ 5, Ameristar limits the buy-in to $ 700, while Golden Gates is $ 1,000.
Both rooms are still operating six-hand games to comply with government regulators’ restrictions, but a Golden Gates poker room representative, posted on a poker forum, claims the property plans to spread nine-hand games on May 16 unless it does , the health department states differently.
Similar changes were made to the Florida poker rooms in 2010 that sparked a local poker boom as people flocked to the poker rooms after the changes.