Sunny California is a retreat for thousands of poker players away from Las Vegas. While there's always some action in the Californian poker rooms, it is important to pick a well-known casino with a license to ensure safe and fair gaming. Here is a list of such casinos you can choose for playing poker.

Bay 101 #1: Bay 101

General Information:
Bay 101
1801 Bering Drive
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 451-8888

Bay 101 derives its name from the 101 Freeway, close to which it is located. The casino offers weekly and daily tournaments and the World Poker Tour holds one event at this casino annually. This casino is very unique compared to the others in the area. The emphasis here is on card games and standard versions of poker are available too. The poker section of the casino is segregated from other games. The table-side service here is very efficient and is complemented by the friendly staff. Visit the casino once, and you will realize that there is always place for more players at this action packed casino. Texas Hold 'em and Seven Stud are two poker variations available here.


Commerce Casino #2: Commerce Casino

General Information:
Commerce Casino
6131 Telegraph Rd
Commerce, CA 90040
(323) 721-2100

Commerce casino is sure to positively overwhelm you, especially if it's your first time at a card room in the area. This casino is huge and is completely Vegas in terms of its style. The card room features 160 poker tables with a tournament room comprising of about 100 of them. The poker room is superbly organized, with different areas allocated to different games. Games offered here vary from Razz to Texas hold' em poker. Combination games of Stud and Hold 'em are also quite popular at this casino. Casino allows limit requests from players as well.


Hustler Casino #3: Hustler Casino

General Information:
Hustler Casino
1000 West Redondo Beach Boulevard
Gardena, CA 90247
(877) 968-9800

Bay 101 derives its name from the 101 Freeway, close to which it is located. The casino offers weekly and daily tournaments and the World Poker Tour holds one event at this casino annually. This casino is very unique compared to the others in the area. The emphasis here is on card games and standard versions of poker are available too. The poker section of the casino is segregated from other games. The table-side service here is very efficient and is complemented by the friendly staff. Visit the casino once, and you will realize that there is always place for more players at this action packed casino. Texas Hold 'em and Seven Stud are two poker variations available here.


The Bicycle Casino #4: The Bicycle Casino

General Information:
The Bicycle Casino
7301 Eastern Avenue
Bell Gardens, CA 90201
(562) 806-4646

This casino houses one of the biggest poker rooms in the whole world. The games offered here are plenty and so are the limits for these games. No matter what type of a player you are, you are sure to find something to suit your choice. The games offered at this casino include 211 poker, Omaha, Mexican poker, Texas Hold 'em and Seven Card Stud. The dealers in this non-smoking poker room, with about 200 tables, are extremely professional and helpful. Large screen plasma TV's adorn the room and food and beverages are served at all tables. Three cashiers' cages are conveniently placed to make it easy for players to cash in their winnings.


Viejas Casino #5: Viejas Casino

General Information:
Viejas Casino
5000 Willows Road
Alpine, CA 91901
5000 Willows Road Alpine, CA 91901 (619) 445-5400

The poker room at Viejas casino accommodates 15 tables offering the best of Seven Card Stud, Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha to its players. The casino opened in 1991 and has grown to be very popular with its friendly staff and smooth customer service. The casino features fabulous promotions and bonuses on a regular basis and its daily and weekly poker tournaments add to the action in the room. The poker room also has a $5 poker menu, exclusively for this room.