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Pickering Casino Resort Poker





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All-In on Excitement

Now open 24/7 for your gaming pleasure. Located on the third floor of the Hotel at Pickering Casino Resort, access via hotel elevators.

Call-Ins Now Accepted.

What’s Available

Pickering Casino Hotel

Stay The Night

Rest and relax before or after the game in our integrated hotel and enjoy free Wi-Fi.

Slot Machine

No Worry Wait

Choose from a variety of Slot Machines & Table Games while you wait.

Delicious Burger and a Beer

Grab A Bite Or Drink

Dedicated bar and tableside food service from The District’s diverse culinary options.


All open and available games are posted on our Pickering Casino Resort Poker page. Follow along for up-to-date information.

Texas Hold’em

The most popular and widely played poker variant in the world. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner eager to learn the ropes, Texas Hold’em offers a unique blend of skill, strategy, and dynamic gameplay.

Limits & Offerings

1/3, 2/5, 5/10, and 10/20 No Limit Games.

20/40 Omaha ½ Kill Limit Games.

25/50 No Limit Games are available by request.

All games will have a rake of 10% to a maximum of $20.

Get On The List

Visit In Person:

Visit the Poker Desk, located on level three – access through the hotel elevators. Receive a pager which will notify you when a seat is available. While you wait, enjoy the many amenities of Pickering Casino Resort.

Contact The Pit

Please call 289-539-0552 ext. 8762 to place your name on the list.

No-shows will automatically be removed from the system after 10 minutes.

Bad Beat Poker Logo

A chance to outwit your opponents and turn an otherwise disappointing hand into a thrilling win.

Last Jackpot Hit: December 15, 2023





Available at Elements Casino Brantford, Great Blue Heron Casino, Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto, and Pickering Casino Resort.
See FAQs for details


Pickering Casino Resort pledges to provide our patrons with a professional Poker experience, so to respect both players and Team Members, the following behaviour will not be tolerated.

  • Collusion with other players, or cheating of any kind
  • Verbal or physical threats towards players or Team Members
  • Discrimination or harassment
  • Use of any profanity, offensive or obscene language
  • Excessive arguing, shouting or other verbal or physical behaviour deemed to be disturbing
  • Throwing, tearing, bending or any type of abuse of poker cards
  • Destroying or defacing property
  • Refusal to accept final decisions made by the Poker Manager
  • English only is to be spoken at the table while a game is in play
  • Cell phones may be used at the table:
    • When a Player has cards, they MUST NOT use their phone.
    • Players may not talk on the phone at the table at any time.
    • Cell phones must be inaudible to others and not cause a disturbance.
    • Players are prohibited from recording/capturing video, photography, or audio.
  • Smart watches cannot be used when a Player has cards.
  • Headphones may be used, but Players are responsible for paying attention to the action:
    • Players may be asked to remove one (1) or both headphones if they cannot follow the action.
  • Players that have missed two (2) Big Blinds will forfeit their seats if there is a waiting list for that game.
  • No Flop No Rake. Minimum $2 rake after the flop.
  • Players MUST table change with their full stack.
  • Table changes must be made immediately – after table changing, Players are considered Existing Players.
  • A Player seat changing must post a Big Blind if they have moved 3 seats (“jumping over” 2 live Players) away from the blinds. If they do not want to post, they can sit out and wait for the Big Blind.
  • No drinks on the table. All food must be consumed at the bar, or in designated dining areas.
  • No personal belongings allowed to be used as a card protector.
  • Chips may not leave the gaming table except to pay the server, purchase drinks/food or prescribed by the House. A maximum of $25 may be taken from a Player’s stack when going on a Meal Break.
  • Meal Break is 45 minutes. See Floor Supervisor for details.
  • After leaving a table, you may not rejoin that table for 1 hour with fewer chips than you left with.
  • Verbal statements are binding, including verbal statements that are out of turn.
  • Players may not play out of  turn. When a Player acts out of turn, that action is binding unless the action to them changes.
  • No discussion of hands in play in multi-handed pots.
  • It is the Player’s responsibility to protect their own hand.
  • Side wagers are not permitted.
  • Players have the right to an unobstructed view of all Players chips and cards.
  • Playing over and Substitute Players is not permitted.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • GCCRT prohibits the use of obscene or foul language. Using such language, making a foul, profane, obscene, or vulgar statement, or speaking abusively or intimidating to another Player or team member will not be tolerated.
  • GCCRT is prohibited from allowing persons who appear to be intoxicated or who are intoxicated to gamble.
  • The decision of the Poker Pit Manager / Supervisor is final.

The rules of play are intended to create a fair game and to ensure that a Player who makes an error is the one who suffers the consequences. In situations not covered by the rules or where a mechanical following of the rules would be clearly unfair, the House has the discretion to make decisions to ensure a fair game.

To win the “Bad Beat” Jackpot, these qualifications MUST be met:

  • The “Bad Beat” Jackpot applies to all cash games of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em.
  • A minimum of four (4) active players must be dealt in the hand. There cannot be any Deck irregularities.
  • Pot must be $20.00 (including rake and $1 “Bad Beat” contribution) or more.
  • No Players can be discussing the potential of a “Bad Beat” during the hand.
  • Both the winning and losing hand must be the best possible combination of five (5) cards and BOTH of the player’s two (2) hole cards MUST play.
  • Losing/winning hand MUST be Four-of-a-Kind or better beaten by Four-of-a-Kind or better. Players MUST use BOTH hole cards and MUST hold a pair for any Four-of-a- Kind.
  • Players MUST be physically sitting at the table and dealt into the hand when the “Bad Beat” hand is won. If the player is not dealt in, they will not be eligible for any portion of the “Bad Beat”. Note: A player that has folded and left the table is still eligible for their portion if the “Bad Beat” is won.
  • A player who mucks their hand face down, the hand will be considered dead. If a player mucks their hand face up, the hand will be considered live for the “Bad Beat” qualification.
  • Use of any electronic devices is strictly prohibited during a hand and will result in disqualification for the “Bad Beat” Jackpot.
  • All qualifying players will be required to show valid government-issued photo ID in order to receive a payout. Anyone identified to be ineligible to win prizes as per AGCO Standard 3.2(2) will not receive payment.
  • In the event of Multiple Sites having a winning Jackpot, the time the hands are Tabled, or the River drawn (whichever is last) will determine which site wins the Main, and which site wins the Reserve.
  • Under all circumstances management decision is final.