Poker news | Aug 04, 2023
The best poker rooms in Las Vegas
By RTR Sarah
Las Vegas is the poker capital of the world. People from all around the globe come to Sin City to try their luck on the famous Las Vegas Strip, with its dazzling lights, iconic casinos, and unique poker scene.
Las Vegas is home to some of the most prestigious and exciting poker rooms in the world, mainly found at and around the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. With so many rooms offering a variety of games, limits, and tournaments, there is a poker room for everybody in Vegas.
The most iconic and prestigious poker rooms in Las Vegas are found at Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Wynn Las Vegas, ARIA Resort & Casino, and The Venetian Las Vegas.
Other popular poker rooms to check out in Vegas are:
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino
The Orleans Hotel & Casino
Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa
Bellagio Hotel & Casino
The Bellagio Hotel & Casino is one of the most famous poker rooms on the strip, known for attracting high rollers because of its luxurious, opulent atmosphere and the high-stakes action that takes place there. Every year, the Bellagio poker room hosts the World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic tournament.
Bellagio’s casino floor is 7,000 square feet, holding 40 tables with 8 32-inch television monitors and 11 42-inch plasma TV screens. The Las Vegas poker room welcomes players of all levels and financial budgets, offering a range of limits and cash games including Limit Hold’em, Limit Hold'em, Pot Limit Omaha, 7 Card Stud, and mixed games. The table games on offer are Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, and Pai Gow.
There are more than 2,300 video poker games, reels, and video reels at Bellagio. Popular games include Buffalo Link and Prosperity Link, with new arrivals such as Cha-Ching and MonsterVerse being favourites amongst those that visit the slot floor.
Inside the Bellagio are two high-limit areas, the more known being the Legends Room (formally Bobby’s Room). An exclusive and legendary poker room, originally named after Bobby Baldwin who is the winner of four World Series of Poker bracelets, the Legends Room is only open to invited players. The buy-in requirements are substantial, ranging from hundreds to millions of dollars. Many poker legends and wealthy businessmen have frequented the Legends Room, including Doyle Brunson, Sammy Farha, Phil Ivey, Jen Harman, Johnny Chan, Gus Hansen, and Lyle Berman. The possibility of spotting a famous poker player only adds to the excitement of visiting the Bellagio!
There is also a 5,600 square-foot BetMGM Sportsbook at Bellagio that features 38 sports bar flat screens, 9 individual racing monitors, 6 large screens for sports, and 7 large screens for racing.
Wynn Las Vegas
Another luxurious, top-notch venue to play poker in Las Vegas is the Wynn Las Vegas. The Wynn has a sophisticated and upscale atmosphere, attracting high-stakes players from all over the world. Several large poker tournaments are held here every year, including the Wynn Millions, Wynn Classic, and WPT World Championship.
With 28 tables occupying 8,600 square feet of space, Wynn Poker Room offers a range of table games and limits including Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps. The poker room is versatile and inclusive, catering to both professional and recreational poker players and those with a variety of preferences. The servers at the casino are known for being professional and efficient, creating a friendly and welcoming environment. The Wynn Race & Sports Book has recently undergone extensive renovation, featuring a LED video screen that wraps around 1,600 square feet of the wall.
Additionally, Wynn Poker Room appeals to tournament players and those looking for a competition. The casino hosts regular poker tournaments, the most popular being the daily tournaments that run twice a day with $220,000 in guaranteed prize pools
The Venetian Las Vegas
Venetian Poker Room is one of Las Vegas’ most highly regarded, upscale poker destinations. Situated inside The Venetian Las Vegas, this poker room is a haven for cash game grinders and tournament enthusiasts. It is spacious and elegantly furnished, inspired by the beauty of Venice, hosting prestigious poker events that attract players from all over the world.
The poker action at the Venetian is wide and diverse, catering to players of all skill levels, preferences, and bankrolls. With over 225 games on offer, there is something for everyone. Cash games are available in various formats including Limit Hold’em, No Limit Hold’em, Omaha 8 or Better, and Pot Limit Omaha. Large plasma TV’s are visible from all 32 tables on the casino floor.
In the exclusive high-limit salon, players have a choice of 60 table games with the most popular being Baccarat, Blackjack, and Roulette. Complimentary gaming lessons in Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps are given to guests by the staff at the Venetian, who are known for their professionalism and dedication to providing a positive poker experience.
An extensive selection of slot and video poker machines are available across two casino floors, guests having the choice of more than a thousand slot games to choose from. In the High-Limit Slot Salon, bets up to $5,000 a spin are allowed on games.
Near the Venetian Poker Room is The Venetian Electronic Gaming Collective, an area for those who want to play electronic table games. The betting limits are lower here than at the regular table games. Inside the room is a 120-foot LED wall which projects live draws. For sports fans and bettors, there is also a Race & Sports Book at the Venetian.
In addition to cash games, The Venetian Poker Room offers daily poker tournaments and hosts regular major poker series and events throughout the year such as the renowned DeepStack Extravaganza.
ARIA Resort & Casino
One of the most popular and distinguished poker rooms on the Las Vegas strip is the ARIA Poker Room, located in the ARIA Resort & Casino. It is a hotspot for poker enthusiasts, being an upscale, sophisticated venue with a contemporary flair, attracting players from all around the world. Many professional poker players like Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, and Daniel Negreanu are known to frequent the establishment.
Across 24 tables, a vast selection of cash games, slot machines, poker variants, stakes, and limits, can be played at ARIA Poker Room. Featured games include Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat, Roulette, European Roulette, Mini Baccarat, Pai Gow, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Ultimate, Texas Hold'em, Free Bet Blackjack, and Casino War. The casino floor caters to a wide spectrum of players, with high-stakes grinders able to raise the stakes in the High Limit Lounge.
For those who enjoy playing tournaments, ARIA Poker Room hosts special series and events throughout the year as well as regular daily tournaments. Every Sunday to Thursday the $160 No Limit Hold'em Tournament ($4,000 GTD) runs, with the $240 No Limit Hold'em Tournament ($5,000 GTD) running on Fridays and Saturdays.
The BetMGM Sportsbook is the perfect place for bettors to place wagers at the ARIA. 90 HD screens are mounted on the walls to enhance betting experience, displaying up to 200 live events at once, with bets able to be placed live and around the clock. BetMGM betting stations and kiosks are available for guests to use throughout the sportsbook.