Open Las Vegas Poker Rooms
There were 31 Las Vegas poker rooms before the closure. So far, 20 have reopened. Resorts World opened with a poker room on June 24, 2021, bringing the total of open Las Vegas poker rooms to 21. However, Planet Hollywood closed its poker room on July 11. The number of open Las Vegas poker rooms returned to 20 before Mandalay Bay brought it back to 21 on July 22, 2021. It dropped to 20 when Silver Sevens closed its poker room in August 2021. The Bally’s and Flamingo poker rooms closing and the World Series of Poker returning bring the total of open Las Vegas poker rooms to 19.
All Las Vegas casino patrons are required to wear masks. All Las Vegas poker rooms removed the plexiglass partitions between each seat. However, most kept games short by a player.
The Aria poker room reopened with the casino on July 1, 2020. Eight players are seated per table. The standard Aria cash games are spread. There is one daily tournament.
The Bally’s poker room reopened on September 25, 2020. It deals 1/3 no-limit Hold’em and 3/6 fixed-limit Hold’em. There are regular tournament series dealt at Bally’s. There are eight seats per table at cash games and nine for tournaments.
Bellagio opened its poker room at 10am on June 18, 2020. Cash games include Texas Hold’em, Omaha, stud and mixed games. The Bellagio poker room is open 24 hours a day.
Boulder Station reopened its poker room on August 3, 2020. It is home to Omaha-hi in Las Vegas. It also spreads no-limit and fixed-limit Texas Hold’em cash games. It hosts nine-handed games.
Caesars Palace’s poker room is open 24 hours a day. Cash games are 1/2 and 2/5 no-limit Texas Hold’em. Caesars also deals four daily tournaments. It currently seats nine players per table.
Golden Nugget was the fourth poker room to open in Las Vegas after the COVID-19 closure. No-limit and fixed-limit Texas Hold’em cash games are spread. The max rake is $4. There is a $1 jackpot drop. The room is open 24 hours, and there are eight seats per table.
The Mandalay Bay poker room reopened on July 22, 2021. Its hours are 3pm to 11pm Thursday through Monday. The main games are 1/2 and 1/3 no limit Texas Hold’em. There are no tournaments dealt at the Mandalay Bay poker room.
MGM Grand’s poker room reopened on July 3, 2020. It is open 24 hours a day. The tables are nine-handed. There are four daily tournaments.
The poker room at Orleans opened with the rest of the casino on June 4, 2020. It is open 24 hours daily, and the rake is capped at $4. The Orleans poker room has the widest variety of cash games. These include no-limit Texas Hold’em, fixed-limit Texas Hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, fixed-limit Omaha hi/lo and fixed limit Omaha-hi. There are two daily tournaments. Cash games and tournaments have nine seats.
Poker Palace is a small North Las Vegas poker room. It is open on Friday and Saturday nights for a 6:30pm no-limit Texas Hold’em tournament. A cash game sometimes starts up when the tournament concludes.
Red Rock Resort is the only poker room in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas. It reopened on August 3, 2020. It spreads mostly fixed-limit and no-limit Texas Hold’em. Tournaments have not returned to this poker room as of yet. There are nine seats per table.
Resorts World opened with a poker room on June 24, 2021. It has 30 tables. Its main games are 1/3 and 2/5 no limit Texas Hold’em. There are also pot limit Omaha and fixed limit Hold’em games. It deals two daily no limit hold’em tournaments.
The Sahara poker room reopened on June 18, 2020. It is home mostly to no-limit Texas Hold’em, mixed games, and an occasional pot-limit Omaha game. The rake is capped at $4. There is a $2 jackpot drop. The hours are 4pm to 2am during the week and noon to 4am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are eight seats per table.
Santa Fe Station is one of three Station Casinos poker rooms that reopened on August 3, 2020. It deals no-limit and fixed-limit Texas Hold’em, as well as Omaha Hi/Lo. It is in the far northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley. There are nine seats per table. There are no tournaments here.
Skyline reopened its poker room in June 2021. It is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 6pm. The only game is 2/4 fixed-limit Texas Hold’em. The rake caps at $3. There is a promotional drop that funds both a bad-beat jackpot and progressive four-of-a-kinds.
South Point’s poker room, the last to close before the shutdown, opened along with the casino on June 4. The room operates 24 hours a day. The tables are nine-handed. The cash games offered are no-limit Hold’em, fixed-limit Hold’em, stud, and pot-limit Omaha. There are numerous promotions available. The room deals four daily tournaments.
Venetian was the first poker room to announce its return. However, it opened the day after the rest of the casino did. Tables here are eight-handed for cash games and nine for tournaments.
Venetian offers cash games and single-table tournaments. The room’s hours are 9am to 4am daily.
Venetian offers a wide variety of tournaments. This includes some daily tourneys and some larger tournament series. The main cash games are no-limit Texas Hold’em and pot-limit Omaha.
The Westgate poker room reopened post-pandemic on September 10, 2020. It opens at 4pm on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 10am on weekend days. It is dark Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Westgate poker room is located in the sportsbook area. Tables are eight-handed.
The Wynn poker room reopened on September 30, 2020, after being relocated from the adjacent Encore. The poker room returned to Encore on April 12, 2021 at noon. Wherever it is, it is home to no-limit Hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, and mixed games. There is a daily no-limit Hold’em tournament, and frequent tourney series. On May 4, 2021, the room became the first in Las Vegas to remove partitions from tables. There is a maximum of nine seats per table.
Poker rooms that closed in 2021
The Flamingo poker room reopened on July 2, 2020, only to close in September 2021. It spread no-limit and fixed-limit Texas Hold’em. It is opened at 10am daily. Promotions included high hands and an hourly freeroll. It had five tournaments daily. There were eight seats per table at cash games and nine at tournaments.
Planet Hollywood reopened its poker room on October 16, 2020. It hosted ten tables. It permanently closed on July 11, 2021.
Silver Sevens offered one live poker table in its table-game pit. It was usually a 2/4 fixed-limit Hold’em game. However, the Silver Sevens poker room closed in August 2021.
Las Vegas reopening poker room FAQ
How many poker rooms are open in Las Vegas?
There are 19 open poker rooms as of January 3, 2022.
Are Station Casinos poker rooms reopening?
Station Casinos reopened poker rooms at Boulder Station, Red Rock Resort, and Santa Fe Station on August 3, 2020.
How many seats are there at Las Vegas poker tables?
Most Las Vegas poker rooms kept eight seats at tables even after removing partitions. Some seat nine at tournament tables.
Are there poker tournaments in Las Vegas right now?
Yes. About half of Las Vegas poker rooms have brought back tournaments.
Is smoking permitted in Las Vegas poker rooms?
No Las Vegas poker rooms permit smoking.
Are masks required at Las Vegas poker tables?
Yes. All casino patrons must wear masks.
Are there partitions at Las Vegas poker tables?
No. All poker rooms removed them when state-wide capacity restrictions were lifted.
Which Las Vegas poker rooms are still closed?
Binion’s, Cannery, Club Fortune, Excalibur, Green Valley Ranch, Harrah’s, Mirage, Palace Station, Rio and Sam’s Town have not reopened poker rooms that closed due to the pandemic.
Last updated: January 3, 2022