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Hours 24 Hours, 7 days a week
# Tables 22
Address 3000 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Region Chicago, Midwestern USA
Phone 888-307-0777

The casino is located just off of River Road. Relatively easy to reach off the I-294 toll road, near O-Hare Airport.


No Limit Hold-Em:

  • $1/$3 blinds, $100-$500 buy-in
  • $2/$5 blinds, $300-$1,000 buy-in
  • $5/$10 blinds, $500-$3,000 buy-in

Omaha Hi only:

  • $1/$2 ($5 bring in), $100-$500 buy-in
  • $5/$5, $300-$1,000 or high stack buy-in.

Rake: Rake is quite high: 10% to a max of $6 for 6-9 players, with a $1 bad beat jackpot drop taken at $20. No flop, no drop.

Posting: New players need to post.

Shuffling: Standard Shufflemaster shuffling machines on all tables.

Straddling: UTG or on the button, up to 5x big blind. Button has priority.

Wait Time: Wait times tend to be lengthy. If you already have a player's card, you are able to join the waiting list from the Bravo Poker app. Otherwise, you can phone in 90 minutes ahead of time.

Jackpots and Promotions[]

Bad beat jackpot, currently (April 2024) just over $80,000.  Minimum qualifying hand is Quad Tens beaten.

$500 hourly high hands Sunday through Thursday, 12PM - 12AM


Hollywood Casino in Aurora has a large poker room directly after from the main casino entrance, in a separate room off to the right. The entire casino is non-smoking. The dealers are generally competent and the floor staff is knowledgeable.

There are 22 tables and the room is spacious.

Parking: Massive parking garage right next to the casino. Valet parking available. Parking garage is free, Valet is $5 unless a Platinum or Black Card member.

Tables and Chairs: Large 9-player tables. Player chairs are new and comfy. They went with green for their overall color theme for the chairs and tables.

Service and Comps[]

Food and drinks are available via frequent waitress service. Soft drinks are free, you need to pay for alcohol (state law). All players receive $1.00 an hour for playing.

Links and Notes[]

Poker rooms of the Central United States
Illinois Empress | Hollywood | Harrah's Metropolis
Indiana Harrah's Horseshoe Hammond | Resorts East Chicago | Majestic Star Gary | Belterra
Kansas Harrah's Prairie Band
Michigan Greektown | MotorCity | Four Winds | Soaring Eagle | Ojibwa Casino Resort
Minnesota Canterbury Park
Mississippi Grand Biloxi | Grand Gulfport
Missouri Aztar | Harrah's KC | Harrah's StL | Isle of Capri KC | Ameristar StL
Oklahoma Cherokee | Buffalo Run | Quapaw
Wisconsin Potawatomi