The Strip

The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of the Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County, Nevada. The Strip is not located within the City of Las Vegas; it is instead a part of the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester.

Many of the largest hotels and casinos in Nevada are found on The Strip, and there are of course plenty of poker rooms to chose among for poker buffs and novices alike.

List of casinos on The Strip

Casinos located on
the west side of The Strip

 

  • Aria
  • Bellagio
  • Caesars Palace
  • Circus Circus
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Excalibur
  • Luxor
  • Mandalay Bay
  • Mirage
  • Monte Carlo
  • New York-New York
  • Slots-A-Fun
  • SLS
  • Treasure Island
  • Resorts World is planned to open in 2016

Casinos located on
the east side of The Strip

 

  • Bally’s
  • Bill’s
  • Casino Royale
  • Encore
  • Flamingo
  • Harrah’s
  • MGM Grand
  • Palazzo
  • Paris
  • Planet Hollywood
  • The Quad
  • Riviera
  • Tropicana
  • Venetian
  • Wynn
  • The construction of Fontainebleau has been put on hold

Playing poker on The Strip

Below you will find just a few examples of casinos on the Las Vegas Strip that are known to offer poker tables.

N.B! The famous Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, where the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is held every summer, is not a part of The Strip and therefore not included on this page. The Rio is located off the The Strip in the unincorporated area of Paradise, Nevada.

Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace is found on 3570 Las Vegas Blvd South in Paradise, Clark County. It’s located on the west side of The Strip, between Bellagio and The Mirage.

Among poker players, Caesars Palace is famous for so far being the only venue in the Las Vegas metropolitan area to hos a World Seried of Poker Circuit Event. Caesars Palace has also hosted the NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship, WSOP Warm Up, Hoops & Hold’em, Summer Mega Stack, and more.

Caeasars Palace’s Poker Room spans 8,500 square-foot, and is adjacent to a 6,000 square-foot Tournament Room. The Poker Room features 62 tables and is open 24/7. Loads of cash games are available, plus a nice selection of tournaments.

Daily Poker Tournaments:

  • 9am – $70 – Daily No-Limit
  • Noon – $110 – Daily No-Limit
  • 4pm – $70 – Daily No-Limit
  • 7pm – $110 – Daily No-Limit
  • 10pm – $85 – Daily No-Limit

Weekend Poker Tournaments:

  • 2pm – $235 – Saturday & Sunday

The Mirage

The Mirage is located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The poker room is found directly across from the Main Cashier’s Cage on the Casino Floor and offers cash games, daily scheduled tournaments and sit & go’s. A sit & go ($70 or $115 or $175 buy-in) will start as soon as ten players wish to participate.

Complimentary poker lessons are offered.

Trivia: This poker room is the dream destination of Matt Damon’s character in the poker movie Rounders.

Standard assortment of cash games at The Mirage’s poker room:

  • No Limit Hold’em
    $1-2 Blind-Buy-in $100-$300
    $2-5 Blind-Buy-in $200-$750 & higher
  • Limit Hold’em
    $3-6, $4-8 w/Half Kill, $6-12, $10-20
    $20-40, $40-80 & higher
  • Omaha
    $4-8 8/B – w/Full Kill, $10-20 8/B w/Half Kill & higher
    $1-2 PLO-Buy-in $100-$500 & higher
  • 7 Card Stud
    $3-6, $5-10 & higher
  • Mixed Games
    $3-6 & higher

The Venetian

The Venetian is found on the eastern side of the Las Vegas Strip, between Harrah’s and The Palazzo on 3355 Las Vegas Blvd South, in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and the theme of the establishment is of course Venice in Italy.

The Venetian is home to one of the biggest poker rooms in the Las Vegas metropolitan area – the Sands Poker Room. It spans 14, 000 square foot, has 59 tables and can fit up to 600 poker players.

Cash games, tournaments and free poker lessons are available. There is a Bad Beat Jackpot that starts at $5,000 and pays out when Quad Tens or better is beaten in any of the daily tournaments. Every week without payout, a $1 000 extra is added to the jackpot and the qualifying criteria is reduced one step (from quad tens to quad nines, from quad nines to quad eights, and so on).