Silks Poker Room at Tampa Bay Downs: Is It Worth Your Rake?

Silks Poker Room at the Tampa Bay Downs race track is one of the Florida panhandle’s most popular card rooms for poker players. It’s proximity to the city and coast allow easy access for both local residents and travelers.
The Silks Poker Room features 23 tables that are used for both cash games and daily poker tournaments. The room has long hours ranging from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. from Sunday through Thursday.
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Silk’s Cash Games
The Silks Poker Room features a wide variety of cash games that range from $1/$1 No-Limit Texas Hold’Em all the way to $25/$50 No-Limit Texas Hold’Em upon request during the busiest hours.
Cash Games that always run:

$1/$1 No-Limit Texas Hold’Em
$1/$2 No-Limit Texas Hold-Em
$1/$3 No-Limit Texas Hold’Em
$2/$5 No-Limit Texas Hold’Em

Cash games that run on busy days or when requested:

$1/$2 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi
$5/$10 No-Limit Texas Hold’Em
$10/$25 No-Limit Texas Hold’Em
$25/$50 No-Limit Texas Hold’Em

In these cash games, Silks also offers daily high hand promotions that range from $100 to $500 depending on the day. One of the room’s biggest promotions comes on Sundays, when Silks offers a $50,000 bonus for making a spade royal flush. The most up-to-date promotions can be seen on the Silks website HERE.
Silk’s Poker Tournaments
The Silks Poker Room is also home to daily poker tournaments that accommodate players with smaller bankrolls. Buy-ins range from $20 to $150, making it an ideal place for players that are trying to build their roll. A full poker tournament schedule can be found on Poker Atlas.
To give you an idea of the schedule, here’s the calendar of tournaments at the Silks Poker Room in September 2019 (check Poker Atlas for specific dates):

Silks offers comps for players that range from $0.25 to $1 per hour. The room features safe deposit boxes, tableside dining, and complimentary cocktail services. Players can also request tableside massages at the table at a rate of $1.50 per minute. Because it is located in Tampa Bay Downs, the televisions are usually tuned into the local race track.
Silk’s Poker Room: The Bottom Line
Overall, Silks is a great card room for Florida locals and people visiting the Tampa area that don’t want to deal with the busier Seminole Hard Rock. While the room caters towards smaller stakes players, there are still games that run at higher stakes which make it a solid choice for recreational and serious players alike.

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