Pennsylvania's table games are here.
The Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington County opened table games at 6 a.m., harkening in a new era in the Keystone State - and marking another obstacle to Atlantic City's recovery.
Gamblers crowded in when the doors opened. The doors will also open at Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie later this morning.
Six other Pennsylvania locations are scheduled to offer table games by July 18.
Analysts predict Atlantic City will lose $300 million a year to gaming in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
The Rivers Casino's website advertises the casino's 86 tables with a dedicated 24-table poker room. The casino's offerings include roulette, craps, three-card poker, blackjack, and mini baccarat.
Pennsylvania first opened slots casinos in 2006. Last year, Gov. Ed Rendell and top legislators included the legalization of table games as part of a handshake deal to raise more revenue for the recession-battered state treasury. Lawmakers passed the bill in January.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.