Planet Hollywood Poker Room Closing

The 10-table poker room at Planet Hollywood will deal its last hand on July 11, 2021, according to multiple sources. The news was first reported by Bill Boudreau on Twitter.  

The Planet Hollywood poker room struggled to attract players. It ranked 11th in cash game action out of the 17 rooms covered by the Two Plus Two Spring Las Vegas Poker Survey. It was 13th out of 17 rooms in the winter survey. The poker room was moved earlier in June to an area behind the craps pit. 

Planet Hollywood’s Bravo Poker page had not been updated since the news broke at the time this article was published. The poker room hours are listed as 10am Thursday to 10am Monday. It is closed from 10am Monday to 10am Thursday.

The main Planet Hollywood poker room game is 1/2 no limit Texas Hold’em. There are three no limit Texas Hold’em tournaments on days when the poker room is open, according to its Bravo Poker page. 

Las Vegas lost 38 poker rooms since 2012

There have been 38 Las Vegas poker room closures since I started tracking that data in 2012. This includes Planet Hollywood and the 11 Las Vegas poker rooms that were closed by the governor’s pandemic order in March 2020 and remain that way. Planet Hollywood’s poker room closure will leave 20 open in the Las Vegas market.

  • Binion’s
  • Cannery
  • Club Fortune
  • Excalibur
  • Green Valley Ranch
  • Harrah’s
  • Mandalay Bay
  • Mirage
  • Palace Station
  • Rio
  • Sam’s Town

The 26 Las Vegas poker rooms that closed 2012-2019 

  • The Strat: October 2019
  • Arizona Charlie’s Decatur: August 2018
  • 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
  • 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

Only three new poker rooms survived since 2012

Many more Las Vegas poker rooms closed than opened over the last decade. Several poker rooms on the closed lists above opened during that period, only to operate for a short time and close. Plaza, Aliante, Ellis Island and Tropicana fall into that category. 

Only Resorts World, Sahara and Westgate opened poker rooms in Las Vegas since 2012 that are still active today. Resorts World opened last week. Sahara and Westgate were reopenings of poker rooms that closed in 2011 and 2015, respectively. 

If you are interested in the history of the Las Vegas poker rooms that closed from 2012 to 2019, I wrote a detailed article on that here

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