For those who love poker, no visit to the Sacramento area is complete without a visit to Stones Gambling Hall. In 2014 they redefined what a local cardroom could be, with upscale design, high-end service, and innovative promotions—all in a smoke-free environment that is contemporary and inviting.
Stones is located in Citrus Heights and features two state-of-the-art cardrooms and a full-service restaurant and bar. The centerpiece of Stones is the Poker Saloon. This 17-table poker room was custom designed for the discerning player, providing the best in live action poker in a sophisticated setting.
The Saloon offers a variety of cash games around the clock, from no-limit Hold’em, limit Hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, and Omaha Hi/Lo. Stones Gambling Hall has become known as the place to go in the region for no-limit poker action, but what many players don’t know is that Stone is committed to limit poker as well.
In addition to daily limit Hold’em games ($3/6 weekdays and $4/8 on weekends) Stones also sweetens the pot for limit players with daily promotions:
- Morning Chip Sale—8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. daily. First 18 players receive $80 for $60.
- Mini Jackpot—Any aces full beat. Limit Hold’em jackpot starts at $1,000.
- Live Chip Event—$200 prize pool. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Top three chip leaders participate in prize.
For those who enjoy the adrenaline rush of tournament action, Stones offers regularly scheduled tournaments, ranging from daily to quarterly “special events” that are among the richest in the region. You’ll also find daily tournaments at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Test your skill in their Last Sunday Monthly Deepstack tournament for a $300 buy-in and a $30k guarantee.
Many players may know Stones Gambling Hall as the home of Stones Live, the popular online poker show. Every Monday and Wednesday, poker cash games at Stones Gambling Hall are live-streamed on Twitch.com and YouTube with professional commentary in the style initially popularized on the World Series of Poker. Select special events and a monthly tournament are also broadcast.
To get on Stones Live, players can sign up for free at Stones Gambling Hall, and there is no charge to view episodes online. Special guest commentators have been featured, including ESPN’s “voice of poker” Lon McEachern, veteran sports announcer David Tuchman, renowned poker strategist Bart Hanson, Norman Chad, Kevin Martin, and 2013 WSOP champion Chris Moneymaker.
In addition to the Poker Saloon, Stones also offers a second cardroom, The Tavern, with Blackjack, Baccarat, Pai Gow and other select table games.
Stones also rewards their players with the Stones Card. Members earn points every time they play, then redeem their points for food and beverages while in play at the table, or directly at Sammy’s Restaurant+Bar, the full-service restaurant on the property.
Players can also choose to use their points to purchase Sammy’s Gift Cards, which are as good as cash at Sammy’s. Stones Card members enjoy additional benefits, like special offers, invitations to members-only events, and advanced notification of promotions and tournaments.
Players can check their point balance in real time via the Stones App, available for both IOS and Android. Players can also use the app to see what poker games are currently running and can add themselves to the waiting lists.
Adjacent to the Poker Saloon is where you’ll find Sammy’s Restaurant+Bar. Sammy’s features a modern touch on classic tavern fare, paired carefully with a local brew list and hand-crafted cocktails, making it an instant crowd favorite.