Poker FAQ

How do I register for the Great Blue Heron Poker Tournaments?
Players may register online at, or in person at the Great Blue Heron Casino at the Rapid Rewards Players Club Centre upon presentation of valid government issued photo identification (Ontario Health Card is not an allowable form of identification for this purpose). Tickets for our Tuesday Turbo Tournaments are only available the day of the tournament and only available for sale in person.

If I arrive late for the tournament will I lose my seat?
No. Your seat will remain in play with blinds being posted, until all chips have been depleted. If you arrive while chips remain at your seat, you will be required to play with only the remaining chips.

How far in advance do seats come open for tournaments?
Seats for all of our tournaments go on sale in December (for the following year). Online sales will be available until the Monday prior to the tournament, and In house sales will be available until the first break of the tournament.

What live games are available in the Poker Pit?
The Poker Pit spreads Texas Hold’em Omaha Hi Only, Omaha/ Hold’em Mix games, and Pineapple all played as limit games. If you enjoy a No Limit style game we also offer 1-2 and 2-5, these games can be played as Texas Hold’em or Omaha and have a $2500 maximum on each bet.

How many tables in the Poker Pit?
There are 10 tables.

Can we listen to iPods or use our phones in the Poker Pit?
No, the Ontario law prohibits any electronic devices at the tables. The Poker Pit is also a No Cell Phone Zone. Players will be asked to leave the Poker Pit to use their phones.

Can I call in to reserve a seat at one of the poker tables?
Yes, once you have called in and spoke to the list person in the poker pit. You will have 90 minutes to check in at the poker pit to make your name active on the list, names that are on the list for more than 90 minutes, automatically come off the list.

What limits are played at the Poker Tables?
The Poker Pit spreads games from $2–$4 up to and including $100-$200. If the game you are looking for is not listed. Talk to one of our helpful staff and we will start an interest list for you.

How do I contact the Poker Pit?
The Poker Pit toll free line 1.888.294.3766 ext. #4263 for up to the minute information on wait lists, stakes being played and number of games in action. Please note the Poker Pit does not take telephone reservations for Tournaments.

For Tournament inquiries contact the Rapid Rewards Players club at ext. #4327. Phone reservations are available for all other poker games, with a 90 minute limit for arrival and check-in.