Las Vegas is famous for its many casinos and playing poker in Las Vegas is a dream come true for many poker aficionados. Regardless of whether you are interested in low-limit cash games for fun, participating in the World Series of Poker or testing your skills against Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu, Las Vegas is the place to go.
On this site, you will find loads of information on playing poker in Las Vegas. When to go, where to play and what to think about – we have the information that can help turn your Las Vegas trip into a wonderful poker adventure.
Below you will find just a few examples of popular poker rooms in Las Vegas. Please don’t hesitate to browse the other pages of our site to find even more information about Las Vegas poker rooms, cash games, tournaments, and more.
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Playing poker at the Rio All-Suite
Rio All-Suite is famous for hosting the World Series of Poker (WSOP) each summer, and the WSOP Main Event final in the fall. Poker is however available year round at the Rio All-Suite, both cash games and tournaments.
N.B! Since WSOP is such a huge event, it is not played in the poker room but in the Rio All-Suite convention center. Any televised WSOP events will therefore show the convention center and not the everyday poker facilities of the Rio All-Suite.
The Rio All-Suite poker room has ten tables. No Limit and Limit Texas Hold’em dominates the scene, while other games are only offered when enough players request it. Seven Card Stud poker is quite popular.
A $60 Texas Hold’em tournament starts at 10 a.m every day. On Monday – Thursday there is another tournament available at 6 p.m. with a $160 buy-in.
During WSOP, the large Amazon room in the convention center offers plenty of cash games in addition to the tournaments. Satellites to upcoming WSOP events are also available.
Playing poker at The Bellagio
The Bellagio is famous for attracting a lot of seasoned poker pros, such as David Benyamine, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Jennifer Harman.
The regular non-smoking poker room holds 30 tables and is open around the clock, seven days a a week. This is not a room for those interested in really low-limit poker. If you on the other hand are looking for medium to high limits, The Bellagio is great. There are plenty of tables in the $20/$40 range and upwards, and the elevated area boosts $300/$600 tables and up.
A vast majority of the poker tables at The Bellagio are No Limit or Limit Texas Hold’em tables. Seven Card Stud and Omaha is also available. Since The Bellagio is such as popular place among poker players in Las Vegas, the waiting lists can be quite long.
The Bellagio offers poker tournaments year round, but the buy-ins are big. $500 No Limit Hold’em tournaments are arranged Sunday – Thursday. During Fridays and Saturdays, the buy-in increases to $1 000. The tournaments always start at 2 p.m. Satellites are available from 9 a.m.
What is The Big Game?
The Big Game is a famous high-roller poker cash game played in Bobby Room at The Bellagio. (The room is named after Bobby Baldwin.) The table feature a variety of poker games played in rotation, changing every 8-10 hands. You need a minimum of $20,000 to buy in, but expect other players to buy in for $200,000 or more.
Playing low stakes poker in Las Vegas
If your looking for low stakes poker in Las Vegas, there are plenty of poker rooms to chose among, on and off The Strip.
No Limit Texas Hold’em is extremely popular in Las Vegas and it is not difficult to find inexpensive NLH tables. Limit Texas Hold’em is a bit less popular and the number of tables is consequently lower. For other poker games than Texas Hold’em, the options are even more scarce. Aria and the Venetian are known to occasionally offer $1/$2 Omaha. Imperial Palace, Hard Rock, MGM and lot’s of other poker rooms will however deal specific games, e.g. Omaha, Seven Card Stud or Mixed Games, if you are with a group and ask for low-stakes games.
- Most poker rooms in Las Vegas will offer $1/$2 No Limit Texas Hold’em, provided that there are enough low-stakes players to get a game going. Examples of popular rooms among low-stakes players are Wynn, Aria, Treasure Island, Red Rock and Golden Nugget. If you are okay with a more rustic and non-upscale atmosphere, try out Excalibur, Imperial Palace, Hooters, Stratosphere, O’Shea’s, Tuscany and Fitzgerald’s.Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall, which is located on The Strip, sometimes offers $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold’em. Evenings and weekends tend to attract more low-stakes players, so this is the best time to visit Bill’s if you’re looking for low-stakes poker in Las Vegas.
- On The Strip, MGM Grand, Bally’s, The Mirage and Flamingo frequently offer Limit Texas Hold’em starting at $4/$8 and sometimes even $2/$4 or $3/$6. Off The Strip, $2/$4 Limit Texas Hold’em is much more easy to find. Examples of great spots to play are Red Rock, Golden Nugget, Palms, Orleans and South Point.
Play online poker
Poker in Las Vegas is of course an awesome experience but not many people have the oportunity to do this on regular basis. A great alternative to soothe the poker needs, is to play online poker on any of all the online casinos on the web. If you miss the the “real deal”, you can allways try live casino and play some Blackjack or roulette with a real dealer in front of a webcam.