Golden Nugget Poker Room Review 2023

The Golden Nugget poker room in Las Vegas reopened on June 6, 2020 after the COVID-19 closure. It is the only downtown Las Vegas casino with a poker room. It has 13 tables. The poker room at Golden Nugget is open 24 hours a day. The maximum number of players per table is eight. All games at the Golden Nugget poker room are Texas Hold’em. Our review has all the details.

Golden Nugget poker room cash games

Most of the action at Golden Nugget is 1/2 no-limit Texas hold’em. It does not have a maximum buy-in. It is uncapped. The other common game is 3/6 fixed limit Texas hold’em.

Golden Nugget poker tournaments

Poker tournaments are currently suspended at Golden Nugget. The schedule typically had four tournaments per day before the closure. All were no limit Texas hold’em. The buy-in was $50 or $70, depending on the event.

Golden Nugget poker promotions

There are several poker promotions at Golden Nugget. These include hourly high hands and a bonus for making four of a kind, straight flush, or royal flush. The quads and straight flushes start at $50 and progress to $599 or until hit. Royal flushes are paid by suit and start at $200. The royal flush progressive is uncapped. The four of a kind and straight flush payouts double between 8am and 2pm daily.

High hands run 12am-8am starting at $100 per hour with rollovers. The minimum qualifying hand is aces full or better. Between 8am-2pm high hands will be doubled.

There is a $10,000 progressive bad beat jackpot. It hits when at least four of a kind deuces or better lose. The jackpots are funded by a $1 drop. Players must use both hole cards for straight and royal flushes. Four of a kind hands must use a pocket paid to qualify. Players earn $2 an hour when clocked in with a 24K Select card.


The poker room is in a corner of the property near the casino cage. It offers comfortable seating and tables. There are televisions along the walls. One part of the poker room is typically used for tournaments. The staff at Golden Nugget is experienced and is part of the reason why the poker room became the only major one left in downtown Las Vegas.

Golden Nugget poker rake

The rake at Golden Nugget is 10% up to $4. The jackpot drop is up to $2. 

Golden Nugget poker room FAQ

Is the Golden Nugget poker room open 24 hours?

Yes. It is open 24 hours daily.

What poker games are spread at Golden Nugget?

The main game is 1/2 no limit Texas Hold’em. There is usually a 2/4 fixed limit Hold’em game running.

Is there a cap on the buy-in at Golden Nugget no limit Hold’em tables?

No. Players may buy-in for any amount at or above the minimum.

How many seats are at Golden Nugget poker tables?

There are eight seats per table.

Are there any poker tournaments at Golden Nugget?

Daily tournaments are suspended.

What is the Golden Nugget tournament buy-in?

When these games return, the buy-in is either $50 or $70, depending on the tournament.

What is the hourly comp rate at the Golden Nugget poker room?

Players earn $2 an hour when clocked into a cash game with a 24K Select card.

Last Updated on September 1, 2023 by John Mehaffey