Poker in Las Vegas10 months ago
It is every poker player’s dream to be able to travel to Las Vegas and do battle over the felt. Even exclusively online players must secretly harbour some desire to play some hands in the spiritual home of poker.
Let’s take a look at where you can play poker in Las Vegas if you can tear yourself away from the Online Casinos.
The Bellagio Casino
The Bellagio is a casino like no other when it comes to poker. The high stakes private area named Bobby’s Room after legendary player and four-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Bobby Baldwin.
Play poker here for just a short while and you are almost certain to run into some of the world’s best players and any number of legends such as Doyle Brunson.
The cash game spread is a mixture of NL hold’em and limit games. If you fancy hopping into Bobby’s Room then it will cost you a minimum of $20,000 to sit down and play the $1,500/$3,000 mixed games.
Tournament grinders can play the daily $140.
Aria Resort and Casino
The Aria is one of the most popular places on The Strip. Its glitzy 24 table poker room is one of the nicest you will see.
The daily $140 tournament is a big hit with locals and tourists alike. Those looking for something a bit bigger will find the $240 tournament run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11am.
Cash game grinders will be pleased to hear there are always $1/$3 and $2/$5 games running around the clock as well as some $5/$10 and $10/$20 during busier hours.
Occasionally there are some mixed games and PLO going on too.
A great place to check out, even if the famous Ivey Room has been renamed due to Phil Ivey’s legal troubles lately.
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
The Venetian poker room holds an impressive 37 tables. They offer a wide array of tournament choices that run at two different times during the day, with generous guarantees. Just turn up at 12.10pm and 6.10pm and you’ll be sure to find something to play.
The cash game offerings are also impressive. As well as the usual NL hold’em and pot limit omaha you will see all the limit games as well as mixed games. All at a wide range of stakes.
Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino
Caesar’s Palace might not come up to scratch with the above choices for poker but the party atmosphere is unique.
This can lead to the place getting a little loud at times but there is still plenty to come and see.
One of the great points about the poker room in Caesar’s Palace is the tournament schedule. They run tournaments five times every day for buy ins between $100 to $150. You really can’t go wrong here.
The great thing about a round the clock schedule is that you can catch party goers who are far from being in a fit state to pay cards for money. This goes for the cash games too.
Unfortunately the cash game spread isn’t great with only $1/$2 and $2/$5 NL hold’em and $6/$12 mixed games being run. The benefit, according to Andrew Neeme anyway, is that the $2/$5 game is cordoned off in a separate area as if it were a poor man’s version of Bobby’s Room.
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