Hustler Casino

Best Poker Parlor for Beginners, August 2008

The Commerce Casino, with its miles of table felt, is considered one of the country’s best poker rooms, and Hollywood Park Casino has been serving up hot hands since the ’60s. But those are gambling warehouses with few frills, and regulars can be less than convivial around newcomers. Poker novices should visit Gardena’s Hustler Casino, which despite its name is a classy room (OK, girlie magazine classy). Indie rock plays on the gaming floor, which is a lush lounge where dealers are more welcoming than those in Casino Royale. Sometimes television pros appear, holding court at a no-limit table.