New Hampshire’s poker scene thrives in spite of restrictive state legislation that prevents any single bet of more than $4 being made in a cash game. Limit games prevail in defiance of this, with hold’em, Omaha eight-or-better, and stud eight-or-better being played to a respectable standard in many casinos. Despite online poker not being legalized yet, the appetite for the game in New Hampshire cannot be underestimated. A strong choice of rooms statewide boast more than 300 poker tables in total. New Hampshire poker tournament players are free of the bet restrictions — hence sit-and-gos and tournaments often take priority in venues such as the 50+ table Seabrook Park. Regular tournaments run daily across the state, with newcomers able to build their skills at $5 buy-ins and veterans having good options up to the $250 buy-in level.