Monday, November 15, 2004

Arizona Poker Tour

Glenn and I have decided to do a spur-of-the-moment tour of Arizona cardrooms. We just moved here a little over a year ago, and have barely seen anything outside of Kingman, Bullhead City and the casinos in Laughlin/Vegas. The rest of the state has been mostly a mystery.

Although I toured the entire state while looking for a place to hang our hats, Glenn has never seen most of Arizona, nor played in its many cardrooms.

We plan on playing in some of the Phoenix cardrooms, most especially Casino Arizona. We hope to arrive today around rush hour.

We'll stay a day or two in Phoenix, then most likely head over to Globe. One day in Globe is enough, then we'll head down to southeastern AZ and see Tombstone, Bisbee and some of the other small towns.

Once we see some sites, we'll head back up northwest towards Tucson and check out Desert Diamond and Casino of the Sun. We have played at DD before, but it's been a couple of years, so who knows what is new. From Tucson, we'll either head over to Yuma to play, or go north towards Payson and Cliff Castle. It depends solely on the weather, at that point. If Flagstaff is under 12" of snow, we'll head west to Yuma instead.

I have played at Cliff Castle, and absolutely hated it. I've heard nothing has changed there. We did, however, like Prescott, and I know that Payson has opened back up their cardroom, although they just have a couple of 3/6 HE tables.

If we go to Yuma, we'll finish up our Arizona tour south of Laughlin in Parker, AZ. I've heard they have a small, cozy cardroom there.

Please look for me if you play in any of these areas.