Poker Games, Tournaments and Promotions

Are you an avid poker player or a novice just trying to learn? We have a game for everyone in our live poker room. This is a cash room and is open daily at 10 am; many times the room is open 24 hours. The Poker Room proudly offers $1/$2 No Limit, $3/$5 No Limit, $3/$6 Limit, and $4/$8 Limit Hold 'Em daily.

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Bad Beats
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First Sunday $5K Guarantee
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Daily Tournaments
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Mixed Games
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Poker Promotions

Meet Your Host

John Williford

GSR Poker Room Manager

John was born and raised in New York and was drawn to the mountains of Tahoe after graduating with Business and Communication degrees from the University at Albany. He began his career in poker in 2002, dealing in New York clubs while still in school. His move to Tahoe opened many doors in the gaming industry, allowing him to travel across the country working in card rooms from coast to coast. The outdoor lifestyle Reno offers convinced John to plant roots and start a family among the mountains, lakes, golfing and skiing. John began his career at the Grand Sierra Resort in 2008 as a poker dealer. Not long after, he became a poker supervisor, then a TDA certified Tournament Director. Since July 2016, John has taken on the role of Poker Room Manager with his main mission to create an action packed, world class poker experience where players of all skill levels can come to enjoy the camaraderie, competition and VIP treatment the Grand Sierra Resort prides itself on providing for our guests.


John Williford, Poker Room Manager at Grand Sierra Resort
Contact Information
775-789-2304
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