Serving Up Poker Superstitions

We’ve got poker on the brain and rightly so. This weekend kicks off a host of tournaments in our poker room with the goal of qualifying for the Hollywood Poker Open (HPO).

While poker tournaments typically guarantee a large amount of money to the winner, the HPO World Premiere Championship Tournament, which will take place in our poker room June 28-30, is one of the highest payout poker tournaments in the country with a $500,000 guarantee!

Qualifying is taking place all around the country at our Penn National Gaming sister properties and this weekend are the qualifying rounds at our resort. If you’re interested, you can get more details and still sign up. The first tournament is tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 25 at 2 pm.

With all this happening, it got us thinking about poker players, specifically the players who have routines, rituals or superstitions. You’ve all seen them. These are the players who refuse to change their socks, wear the same hat or t-shirt every day throughout a tournament or bring a lucky token to use as their card protector. Some play in the same poker rooms or always play at the same time. We’re sure we’ll spot some of these players tomorrow and through the weekend.

So, do you have a routine, ritual or superstition when you play poker or when you gamble at the slots or tables? We’d love to them. Just leave us a comment below.