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Ocean’s 11 Casino: San Diego’s Home for Poker

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jan 25, 2012

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On the Interstate 5 Freeway in Oceanside, California, and a mile from the city’s pristine beaches, “Oceans” is the poker destination for serious and recreational players, as well as business travelers and vacationers, in San Diego, Orange, and Riverside counties. With year-round great weather, beaches, friendly staff, and 40 tables of poker action, it is no wonder that Oceans is one of the state’s largest and most successful poker rooms. Ocean’s 11 has not always been the mecca for poker action it is today, having spent its early days as “Jerry’s Place,” a 10-table cardroom miles from the interstate. That was the case until 1997, when legendary casino owner Haig Kelegian and his partners purchased a large interest in the cardroom, joining founding owners Robert Carter, and Daniel Dreger in moving the club to its new location alongside Interstate 5. “The best phone call I ever took was from my ...


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