For the second time this week, a Las Vegas poker room folded. Arizona Charlie’s Decatur permanently closed its poker room Thursday night.
The news was first reported by Rob Solomon on Twitter. It was confirmed by an Arizona Charlie’s representative this morning.
Just heard that Arizona Charlies is closing their 3 -table poker room tomorrow. So that's two in one week.
— Robvegaspoker (@Robvegaspoker) August 30, 2018
The casino, located on Decatur Blvd west of downtown Las Vegas, hosted three poker tables. It spread a 2/4 or 4/8 fixed limit Texas Hold’em game most days with some 1/2 no limit action on weekends, according to Poker Atlas. The Arizona Charlie’s poker room did not offer any tournaments.
Arizona Charlie’s Decatur was the last Las Vegas poker room to permit smoking. That ended in 2017 when it banned smoking at the poker tables.
Arizona Charlie’s was acquired by Golden Entertainment with three other southern Nevada casinos in 2017. Stratosphere was one of those properties. That casino operates a four-table poker room, downsized from 12 when Golden Entertainment took over the property. There are plans to return most of the removed tables after the property is renovated. Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Aquarius Casino in Laughlin, the other two casinos included in the sale, did not have poker rooms at the time of the company’s sale.
Second Las Vegas poker room to close this week
Arizona Charlie’s Decatur is not the only Las Vegas casino that got out of the live poker business this week. Treasure Island shuttered its seven-table poker room on Monday.
Three Las Vegas poker rooms have closed in 2018. The Suncoast poker room became a promotions staging area in April 2018.
26 Las Vegas poker rooms closed since 2012
Arizona Charlie’s Decatur became the 26th poker room in Las Vegas to close since 2012. Below is a list of the other 25:
- Treasure Island: August 2018
- Suncoast: April 2018
- Luxor: June 2017
- Monte Carlo: April 2017
- Hard Rock: March 2017
- The Linq: August 2016
- Eastside Cannery: April 2016
- Plaza: March 2016
- Aliante Casino: March 2016
- Westgate: June 2015 (Reopened August 2017)
- Hooters: March 2015
- Texas Station: August 2014
- Palms: June 2014
- Sunset Station: May 2014
- El Cortez: December 2013
- Circus Circus: September 2013
- M Resort: August 2013
- Riviera: June 2013
- Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall: February 2013
- Jokers Wild: October 2012
- Ellis Island: September 2012
- Tropicana: September 2012
- O’Sheas: April 2012
- Fitzgeralds: January 2012
- Silverton: January 2012