Sahara Poker Room Review 2023

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The Sahara poker room reopened on June 18, 2020. It offers seven tables. It is located between the casino cage and Northside Café. This was the high-limit salon when it was SLS Las Vegas. The poker room opened in early 2020, weeks before the COVID-19 shutdown.

The Sahara poker room is open noon to 4am daily.

The poker room at Sahara is home to no-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, and mixed games. There are nine seats per table. Our Sahara poker room review has all the details.

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Sahara poker cash games

The main cash game at Sahara is 1/2 no limit Texas hold’em. The buy-in is $100 to $400.

At busier times, there may be a 2/3 no limit hold’em or a pot limit Omaha game running. A 2/3 no limit game appears on Wednesday nights. It has a minimum buy-in of $600 with no cap.

The Sahara poker room will spread nearly any game if there are enough players. This includes all limits and structures of Texas hold ‘em, Omaha, Omaha hi, Omaha hi/lo, Big O, dramaha, 2-7 Lowball, A-5 Lowball, seven card stud, seven card stud hi/lo, razz, badugi, badacey, baduci, and archie.

Sahara poker tournaments

There is a $60 no-limit Texas hold’em tournament at 12pm Monday through Friday and 8:30pm Monday through Thursday. This tournament has $20 rebuys and add-ons. Players may register late or re-buy within the first two hours. 

There is a no-limit crazy pineapple tournament daily at 4pm. The buy-in is $60 Monday through Thursday and $75 Friday through Sunday. There is a $75 no limit hold’em tournament at 8:30pm Friday and Sunday. The buy-in changes to $60 for the 8:30pm tournament Monday through Thursday.

The 12pm tournament becomes a $75 buy-in on Saturdays and Sundays. The 8:30pm tournament becomes $100 on Saturdays.

The chip stack in all $60 tournaments is 10,000. It is 15,000 for the $75 weekend tournaments. There is a $10 staff add-on that doubles the starting stack.

Sahara poker room promotions

Players who clock in with the PokerAtlas app receive $2 an hour in comps at cash games. These may be used at any restaurant on the property. Otherwise, there are no other promotions, as the Sahara poker room stopped taking a jackpot drop.


The Sahara poker room opened in 2020. It offers comfortable seating and tables. There is a wall of televisions. During normal times, food may be ordered from Northside Café and eaten at the poker table.

Access to the poker room is simple. It is easy to get a great parking space most days. The poker room is near the parking garage entrance on the casino floor.

The poker room staff listens to player concerns and suggestions. It is a welcoming environment for all players.

Sahara poker rake

The rake is 10% up to $4. There is no jackpot drop.

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Sahara poker FAQ

Is the Sahara poker room 24 hours a day?

No. It is open noon to 4am daily. 

What poker games are spread at Sahara?

Players will find no limit Hold’em, pot limit Omaha, and mixed games at the Sahara poker room.

How many seats are at Sahara poker tables?

There are nine seats per table.

Are there any poker tournaments at Sahara?

Yes. There are at least three daily poker tournaments. 

What is the hourly comp rate at the Sahara poker room?

Players receive $2 an hour in comps in live games.

Last Updated on September 1, 2023 by John Mehaffey