When heading to Las Vegas to play poker there are many things you must take into consideration before you hit the poker table. Perks are huge and if your are going to play for along time you have to get a players card and clock in. Service from casino staff in the poker room, the cocktail waitress rounds, the type of players playing in the games, and the games offered all should go into your decision when picking where to play poker in Las Vegas. Below I have listed my top ten places to play poker in Las Vegas.
1. The Venetian’s Poker Room
The Venetian’s poker room opened in 2006, and is 11,000 square-feet in size with 39 poker tables in a non-smoking environment, with 7 separate high-stakes poker tables. Whether your preferred to play Texas Hold ‘Em, Stud, or Omaha the Venetian is the place to play in Vegas. The Venetian also hosts a great number of conferences that bring in a lot of poor players with fat bankrolls and limited skills. However beware there are a lot of sharks and full-time players in the mix as well. Great customer service with friendly staff makes playing here a dream. Cocktail waitresses serve Fiji water bottles and cocktails regularly. Players club rewards players with $1 for every hour that is played at the table. This may not seem like a huge deal but you will be thankful to get free food with your players club card after you play for 10-15 hours. All of these little extras make the Venetian number one on this list of best places to play poker in Las Vegas.
The Venetian has tournaments that start every day at 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm, except on Saturday, when it has a 12 pm tournament.Sunday through Thursday, the buy-in for the 12 pm tournament is a freezeout that will cost you $340, and the 8 pm tournament has a $110 + 15 buy-in with one $50 rebuy allowed. Friday and Saturday, the 12 pm tourney’s price goes up to $550, and the Friday night tournament is $200. All info is subject to change.
2. The Belagio Poker Room
Within its 7,000 square feet are 40 tables and two high-limit areas, the most prominent of which is Bobby’s Room – an exclusive two-table enclave named in honor of 1978 World Series of Poker Champion and MGM Resorts International Chief Design and Construction Officer, Bobby Baldwin. For your ultimate enjoyment, this smoke-free Vegas hot spot also includes 24-hour table-side dining, complimentary beverage service, safe deposit boxes, a full-service cashier cage, overhead state-of-the-art music system, eight 32″ television monitors, and 11 42″ plasma screens. To further inspire your game, the walls are adorned with artwork depicting past Bellagio tournaments and World Poker Tour events, as well as a LeRoy Neiman-commissioned painting of high-stakes poker greats.
3. The MGM Grand Poker Room
The MGM Grand poker room is one of the easiest to find poker rooms in a Vegas casino, and because of that, it’s got a lot of new players sitting down and a very lively atmosphere. Even the local customers tend towards the fun side, and I always have a good time sitting at one of their 22 non-smoking tables. If you need a break from action going over to the Lion Den is a good way to blow off steam if one of the many new players busts you on a bad call. Free Poker lessons available daily at 10:30 am and 6:00 pm. Tableside massage services available daily by licensed massage therapists for $1 a minute let poker players unwind when they win big. Surrounded by the Centrifuge bar, Studio 54, and the Race and Sports Book, the Poker Room is the perfect location for players looking for fun and excitement into the wee hours of the night. The customer service here is so great if you requested a treadmill while playing I am sure they would figure it out.
4. The Wynn Poker Room
The Wynn Poker Room is one of the newest, fanciest rooms on the Strip. The mix of games spread is similar to the Bellagio, and both have automatic card shufflers, great atmospheres, and excellent dealers. If you have enough people to take up a table, they will let you play almost anything. Twenty six poker tables offer players a wide range of games and skill levels. Great website allows players to see what games are going on in real time as well as if there is a wait or not. The Wynn Poker Room can also be found on Facebook & Twitter updating patrons with all of the latest poker news in real time.
5. Binions Poker Room
If you want to play poker in Vegas with some history attached to it, you have to go to Binions, birthplace of the World Series of Poker. The red wallpapered room is huge and has over 70 tables, including a ‘feature table’ where they hold the final table of their daily and other tournaments. Limit Hold’em starts at just $2/4 here, and they have all types of player with all types of different skill levels and blinds so everyone can find a game. Historic photos are spaced around the room with eleven 42 and 50-inch plasma televisions for player viewing and entertainment. The Binion’s Gallery of Champions and Poker Hall of Fame are located in the upscale concierge area, where available games are presented on electronic boards. The new room is flanked by two full-service bars featuring cocktails and video poker.
6. The Mirage Poker Room
The action is great at the Mirage, and they deal a variety of limits and games at their room. They also have no-limit and limit Hold’em tournaments. The biggest downside to the room is that while their poker room is non-smoking, the rest of the casino is smoke-filled. The poker room ended up being extremely smoky, especially on the end of the poker room adjacent to the Sports Book. However it is a fun and relaxed environment that should be seen by poker enthusiast. A lot of giveaways and jackpots are given to people who hit Quads, strait flushes and royal flushes. $250 just for sitting at a poker table where a royal flush is flopped. Even win up to $150 if you lose with pocket aces everyday from 8am to 1pm. Also bad beat jackpots allow for money to be made even when you lose. Kinda like free poker.
7. Caesars Poker Room
Caesars Palace’s remarkable 8,500-square-foot main Poker Room also features an adjacent 6,000-square-foot Tournament Room. With 62 tables, Caesars Palace offers 24-hour poker action both with cash games of all stakes and a full tournament schedule. Caesars Palace is the home of the NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship, and the only Las Vegas site for a World Series of Poker Circuit Event. Caesars Palace also hosts the Caesars Classic tournament series every autumn, in addition to our year-round tournament schedule and cash poker action.
8. The Rio Poker Room
The Rio Poker Room is the only Poker Room in Las Vegas to feature 100% certified World Series Of Poker Dealers. In addition to Hold ‘Em the Rio’s Poker Room enthusiastically spreads every poker game you want to play, such as 7 Card Stud, Stud/8, Omaha, Omaha/8, Pot Limit Omaha, Badugi, 2-7 Triple Draw, A-5 Triple Draw and just about any poker game you can think of. We also offer Daily No Limit Hold ‘Em tournaments.With non-stop action and limits for everybody from beginners to seasoned pros, even the most discriminating players are bound to find a perfectly suited hand. The Rio Poker Room is conveniently located next to the Race & Sports Book. Park in the Carnival World Buffet surface lot for ultra easy access.
9. The Aria Poker Room
ARIA has a spacious 24-table card room that offers live poker games in a wide range of limits, from 1-3 No Limit Hold’em to the highest limits being played in the world today. ARIA will feature a wide array of cash games including but not limited to Texas Limit and No Limit Hold’em, Seven Card Stud, Pot Limit Omaha, 2-7 Triple Draw, Badugi, Omaha 8 or Better, Chinese Poker, and various mixed games. The setting is perfect for enjoying great poker action that is safe, friendly and smoke-free. The dealers are trained to run the games professionally, while the management team and poker rules are your assurance that our games uphold the highest standards of integrity and fair play. Aria is the newest hot spot for playing poker in Vegas!
10. The Orleance Poker Room
Newly remodeled and enhanced with state-of-the art furnishings and plasma screens, the poker room at the Orleans is tucked away off the strip but still a great place to play. With 36 poker tables and games ranging from $2 – $4 up to $8 – $16 going 24 hours a day. If you have to play off the strip make the Orleance one of the places you play.