California Casinos Bay 101 Casino
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Bay 101 poker room and casino
The Bay 101 Casino and CardroomBay 101 is a casino and cardroom located in San Jose, California. Previously known as Sutter's Club when it opened in 1929, and the Panama Inn prior to that, it first started hosting poker in the early 60s, before moving to a larger facility and eventually closing in 1992. It officially became Bay 101 in 1994 and is often a whistle-stop on the World Poker Tour as the home of the Bay 101 Shooting Star event each March.
The casino is open around the clock, 365 days a year, but book a local San Jose hotel, because there is no lodging at the casino. They offer both dining and casino gaming facilities, as well as daily tournaments for poker players to participate in. Bay 101 offers up Casino War, Ultimate Texas Hold'em Poker, No Bust 21st Century, Three Card Poker, EZ Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Texas Hold'em and Omaha Hi-Lo in their poker rooms.
Unlike rival casinos, which often feature vast slot floors, Bay 101 is committed to card games. Fortunately, this means that there are plenty of tournaments for you to get in on. No-Limit Hold'em tournaments are held every Monday to Thursday from 9.30am onwards, whilst No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Turbo competitions are played on Fridays. Saturdays and Sunday both see No-Limit Hold'em tournaments hosted, with $250 and $200 buy-ins, respectively.
The Province Restaurant offers up food and drink to any players feeling peckish or thirsty.
Guests are required to keep their face clear of obstructions and dress well for the occasion. The dress code is strictly enforced at Bay 101.
Amenities and non-gaming activitiesConsidering that Bay 101 is solely a poker room casino, not a hotel or resort, they don't have many other attractions to offer their punter other than plenty of free parking. There are plent of attractions in the greater San Jose area if you wish to make a weekend out of your trip. Local attractions include the San Jose Sharks NHL team, the San Jose Giants minor league baseball side, fitness facilities and downtown San Jose's vast array of restaurants, hotels and bars.
There are local hotels and motels nearby for players who need lodging.