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If you want to play poker seriously, there is no better place to play than Las Vegas. There is a huge and bewildering choice of rooms, however, so if you are heading to the world’s gaming capital, here are some of the best places to visit.
This Poker Room is acknowledged by many as being the best location in and around Las Vegas. You may even see some of the world’s top professional players mixing with each other in Bobby’s Room but don’t worry if you aren’t at that level. There is a great mix of players of all abilities and stakes can start for as little as $4.00.
This room can match the Bellagio for atmosphere and its range of games. In fact, it may be the only Poker room in Las Vegas where the Omaha Hi/Lo stakes start at $5.00. Get ready for games at all levels with very busy play at all tables during the day.
Texas Hold-em dominates at the Venetian Poker Room although you can find a small range of Omaha Hi/Lo. Don’t let the lack of alternatives hold you back because this is one of the best run rooms in the city with plenty of space between tables and friendly, professional dealers.
Possibly the most famous room in Las Vegas, Caesars is a vast location and if you find smoking to be an issue, you will be pleased to know this is virtually smoke free. Caesars also boasts automatic shuffles, free flowing drinks and arguably the best atmosphere of any poker room around.
One of the new boys, The Wynn has quickly established a reputation for being one of the most fun and accommodating Poker Rooms in town. If you and your friends can fill a table, The Wynn will lay on almost any version of poker at any stake you like.
The Grand holds some potentially unique qualities and this could be the only Poker Room in Las Vegas to offer Limit Hold ‘Em with an opening stake of $3 and a Kill Pot. The room is at the casino’s entrance so expect busy tables with players of all abilities.
Of the rooms situated away from the main strip, this is arguably the best and for low limit Omaha games, this is the place to be. The atmosphere may be quieter but that means you will find serious players and stakes from around $3 up to the Orleans’ daily $40.00 Omaha Hi-Lo tournament.
Birthplace of the World Series of Poker, this is the most historic Poker Room in the city. It is also one of the biggest with a huge main room and a featured table. However, games are at all levels here and stakes for Limit Hold’Em can start from as little as $2.
Although the World series of Poker is held at the Rio’s Convention Centre, there is huge appeal in playing at the separate Poker Room. The lure of the WSO draws in a vast amount of players with a good range of tables and a great choice of limit and no-limit games.
Home to Celebrity Poker Showdown, the Palms’ notoriety leads to a large number of players and a lively atmosphere. A real bonus here are the progressive jackpot which can lead to generous, extra payouts for winning hands.