Creek Entertainment Gretna Review
Creek Entertainment Gretna is located 30 miles west of Tallahassee in the quiet town of Gretna, Florida. For players 18 years old and up, the card room features table games, poker, simulcast betting, a fully equipped kitchen and bar, plus a track for horse riding events, such as barrel racing and others.
What is the minimum gambling age at Creek Entertainment Gretna?
There is no age requirement to enter Gretna’s cardroom, but bettors must be at least 18 years old to wager their money on table games, races, or poker. Persons under 18 may enter the cardroom but may not sit at the gambling tables.
What games does Creek Entertainment Gretna have?
Creek Entertainment Gretna offers many card games in their room. For table games, players have the following options:
- Fortune Pai Gow
- Three Card Poker
- One Card Poker
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em
For cash poker games, Gretna offers the following options:
- Texas Hold’em
- Big O
- Seven Card Stud
- Crazy Pineapple
- almost any other card game via request
Other Gambling Options at Gretna’s Poker Room
Apart from card games, Gretna dedicates half their facility to simulcast racing and pari-mutuel betting. Patrons may bet on horse or dog races around the world in Gretna’s room.
Does Creek Entertainment Gretna have slots or blackjack?
Gretna is a cardroom, not a casino, sometimes also referred to as a racino. This means it does not have house-banked games such as slots, blackjack, baccarat, or roulette. Instead, the room utilizes third-party banking companies, like Knighted Gaming, to finance their table games. Knighted, along with any individual that meets the $50,000 buy-in requirement, may finance any table game that Gretna offers, including Fortune Pai Gow, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, One Card Poker, and Three Card Poker.
What is banking a table game?
Similar to other 18+ states, in Florida, the Seminole Tribe has an exclusive partnership with the state to offer house-banked games like blackjack and roulette. The Poarch Band of Creek do not have the same right to the games, resulting in the need for third-party banking. Each poker room across Florida has their own requirements, but for Gretna, any player can bank a game if they buy-in for at least $50,000 and follow a set of rules regulated by the room.
This arrangement has allowed companies like Knighted Gaming to flourish. The company employs individuals to bank the games under the Knighted guise. The result is a separate system of dealing on Gretna’s side and banking on Knighted’s side.
What is good about Creek Entertainment Gretna? What is bad?
Like any cardroom or casino, Creek Entertainment Gretna has its pros and cons. In general, the following are the room’s hits and misses:
- Alcohol- despite being a small poker room, Gretna has a full bar stocked with anything from Miller Lite to Hennessy.
- Table limits- players can buy-in for almost any amount on table games. Depending on the game, players can bet up to $5,000 per hand.
- Food- although many players complain that the food doesn’t always taste great, a fully-stocked menu is nice when playing.
- Dealers- there is a high turnover rate for table games dealer, which can create an unpleasant experience for players. However, players have recently stated that management is making an effort to train better dealers.
- Location- although it is near Tallahassee, Gretna’s location is remote and lackluster. If a player travels to play here, that’s all they’ll be able to do until they return home.
- The same players every day- many players do not want to see the same people every day, especially when gambling. If that’s the case, don’t visit Gretna since the same players go there constantly.
How are the dealers in Gretna?
Creek Entertainment Gretna separates its dealers between table games and poker games. While the poker dealers are usually long-tenured and knowledgeable, the turnover rate for table games dealers is high in Gretna. Without any benefits, shifts that can last indefinitely, and a high-stress environment, dealers come-and-go frequently. Because of this, many dealers are not fully trained, or they just have limited experience in the poker room. Despite lacking a multitude of great dealers, the crew, most of which are locals, are friendly and relatable.
What kind of players go to Gretna?
Gretna’s players are unique in many ways; race, religion, age, and even betting style. While most players that visit Creek Entertainment Gretna are low rollers, betting between $5 and $100 per hand, some players wager much more. When playing popular games like pai gow and one card poker, players occasionally top out the betting limits of $5,000.
Are there any notable events going on in Gretna?
Every weekend, Gretna hosts a Super Satellite, 2K guarantee, or No-Limit Hold’em tournaments. Throughout the week, Gretna also offers a Full House promotion for Hold’em cash games. For a full list of their events, check their calendar on their website.
Buy-ins and Table Limits
For most 1-2 Hold’em games, players must buy-in for a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $200. For table games, players can buy-in for as little as $5 or well over $50,000. For table games bets, players can bet a maximum of $5,000 on pai gow and one card poker and up to $2,000 on three-card and UTH.
Is Creek Entertainment Gretna worth visiting?
Gretna does not offer the full casino experience in the traditional sense. The room does not have slots or blackjack, two of the most popular games in the casino realm. Because of this, many players might not see Gretna as a viable option for betting. However, for players that just want to bet on horses or play poker, Gretna is a great option. For players in Tallahassee, Gretna is only 30 minutes away. The closest real casino to Tallahassee is Wind Creek in Atmore, Alabama over three and a half hours away.
Does Creek Entertainment have any other locations?
The Poarch Creek, operating under their tribe-owned Wind Creek Hospitality, have three casinos in Atmore, Wetumpka, and Montgomery, Alabama. The Creek also have majority stakes in Mobile Greyhound Park, Pensacola Greyhound Park, and two Renaissance Hotels in Aruba and Curacao. The tribe finances and manages the Wa She Shu Casino in Gardnerville, Nevada and recently purchased the Sands Casino Resort, now Wind Creek Bethlehem, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
What are Creek Entertainment Gretna’s hours of operation?
Monday through Thursday, Gretna is open from 10 a.m. until 4 a.m. Eastern time. However, on the weekends, Gretna is 24 hours. So, from Thursday at 10 a.m. until Monday at 4 a.m., bettors can enjoy the cardrooms amenities.
Creek Entertainment Gretna is located at 501 Racetrack Drive, Gretna, Florida 32332. If you need to get into contact with the room, you can call (850) 875-6930 or email CEB@WindCreekHospitality.com. For extra information, visit their website.