Talking Stick Poker Room Reopening

The Arena Poker Room at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., will be starting daily $125 tournaments Aug. 3 with 10K chips and $500. WSOP Online stalled Reopenings Chris Cosenza. As far as poker goes, Texas appears to have been the most aggressive state as far as reopening its rooms. The controversial card clubs, which have operated in a legal grey area for several years. Talking Stick, the largest cardroom in Arizona, will limit capacity to 50%, at least for the time being. Five additional Phoenix-area casinos have already reopened, but without poker games. Many other casinos are shooting for a reopening date of Memorial Day Weekend or shortly after.

Our Commitment to a Safe Environment

Current as of TODAY

In defining our safety measures, we spoke directly with guests to determine any concerns they may have in returning, while also reviewing the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and directives from our local state health officials. We are committed to the health of our guests and employees and have put in place a number of cleaning practices and procedures to help everyone stay healthy.

Guest and Employee Safety Measures

In order to create an environment that can be both fun and safe, we ask all guests to comply with our safety protocols. If you feel sick in any way, please stay home so we can stay open. If you’d like to know more about what to expect and what safety protocols we have in place for different activities, please read below. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help everyone have fun and stay safe!

Continue to check this page for continued updates.


Stay in Style, Safely
A limited number of guest rooms will be open during our first phase of reopening. No connecting rooms will be available. Additional safety measures implemented include:

  • Glassware and coffee mugs have been replaced with single use
    individually wrapped drinkware.
  • Decorative bed throws and pillows have been removed.
  • Extra pillows and blankets will only be available upon request.
  • No contact room service.
  • Thorough cleaning and sanitization to occur after each guest departure.
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AZSAFE + CLEAN Certified

Talking Stick Resort is AZSAFE + CLEAN Certified. Team members are taking the necessary steps to continue to improve social responsibility and ensure a clean and inviting environment for our guests and visitors.


Playing Safely
The casino floor will be open and feature all of your favorite table games, slots, keno, and updated safety features.

Casino Floor

  • Plexiglass dividers have been installed between slot machines and in use tables.
  • Some slot machines have been taken out of service in order to observe appropriate social distancing.
  • Designated staff will regularly clean and sanitize the casino chips, tables, chairs and handrails.

The Arena Poker Room will be open at limited capacity. There will be no more poker tournaments until further notice.

Seating has been reconfigured in observance of social distances. Chairs and workstations will be regularly cleaned and sanitized.


What’s Open
A reduced number of restaurants will be open with limited seating and/or 'Grab N' Go' food and beverage menus. The current restaurant information:

The Blue Coyote Café is now open with limited indoor and patio seating.

Ocean Trail is now offering its full menu for 'Grab N' Go' dining.

The Black Fig Bistro is offering a special 'Grab N' Go' menu.

The Players Sports Bar is open daily (6am - 2am) without any food service options.

Temporarily Closed:

  • Orange Sky
  • Wandering Horse Buffet
  • Blue Coyote Cantina

Dining Safely

Grab N' Go Menus
We are currently offering Grab N’ Go for select dining options.

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Amenities & activities

Through our phased reopening, we are making certain amenities and activities available once they are safe. Check back here for updated protocols and options.

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Talking Stick Golf Club is open with revisions to operations.

Fitness Studio - Currently Closed
The fitness studio at Talking Stick Resort will remain closed through the first phase or our reopening.

All lounge furniture at our pools has been reconfigured to observe appropriate social distances. Chairs, chaise lounges and tables will be regularly sanitized.

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Show Updates
Talking Stick Resort is looking forward to bringing live events back to our showrooms. In the meantime, we are actively working with entertainers to schedule and reschedule shows.

Box Office
During our first phase of reopening, our box office will be relocated to the property’s lower level near the Blue Coyote Cantina.



The Spa at Talking Stick Resort - Currently Closed

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The Arena Poker Room™

Home of the Arizona State Poker Championship

The Arena Poker Room is Arizona’s largest poker room and features the highest limits in the state.

With 47 tables and games going 24/7, you’ll find the best poker action here. Get in on Hold'em, Omaha, 7-Card Stud and more while being surrounded with 16 big screen TVs showing your favorite sports games.

Each August, players from around the world come here for the Arizona State Poker Championship and play for a million dollar prize pool.

On top of that, there are tournaments almost every day and plenty of jackpots and giveaways happening all the time.

Poker room features:

  • Open 24/7
  • Nonsmoking room
  • Valet parking available
  • Food and drink specials for players
  • Table-side massage, starting at $15


Talking Stick Poker Room Reopening Rules

  • Hold'em
  • Stud
  • Omaha
  • Limit, Spread Limit
  • No-Limit Tournaments
  • Mixed Games

Bad Beat Jackpots

Omaha / Stud$11,900.00

*Poker jackpots are updated frequently but may not reflect current amounts. Please see the Arena Poker Room for real-time jackpots.


The Arena Poker RoomTM at Talking Stick Resort is now connected with Bravo Poker Live, the world's most convenient and secure poker event registration portal on the web.

Pre-register for your favorite tournaments from home at BRAVO POKER LIVE.

And view current games, waiting lists, and upcoming tournaments on the Bravo Poker Live mobile app. Download from the APP Store or Google Play.

Casino Poker Rooms Reopening

Regular Poker Tournament Schedule

Weekday Mornings Tournament

Mondays - Thursdays


No-Limit Hold'em

$125 Buy-In
10,000 Chips

Limited to 100 entries/re-entries

$200 Weekend Tournaments

Fridays and Saturdays


No-Limit Hold'em

$200 Buy-In
15,000 Chips

Limited to 100 entries/re-entries

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