Treasure Island Poker Room Folds

Treasure Island closed its poker room Monday night. The seven-table poker room struggled to draw players for years. It moved from its location near the theater to its current spot across from the sportsbook in 2012. This did not improve its traffic.

The poker room information was removed from Treasure Island’s website on Tuesday. In an emailed response, Treasure Island explained that its poker room “is a small space, and is not competitive with larger poker rooms on the Strip.” The casino has not decided what it will do with the poker room space or how it will distribute the jackpot funds.

The closing of Treasure Island’s poker room brings the total open in Las Vegas to 32, according to Poker Atlas. Two of those rooms are only open on weekend nights. Others, like Venetian, Mirage and MGM Grand, have downsized in recent years.

Treasure Island tried several angles to attract players. This included a prop program where players earned as much as $10 an hour and awarding the player with the most pots won during a certain period of time with cash or tournament entry. Tournaments had small guaranteed prize pool to draw players to the room.

The main cash game at Treasure Island was 1/3 No Limit Hold’em. There are also an occasional small limit game that had a $3 rake cap. Treasure Island’s poker room was once known for a weekly mixed game on Sunday nights, as well as an occasional one during the World Series of Poker.

Las Vegas poker rooms closed since 2012

Treasure Island makes the 25th poker room to close since 2012. Below is the full list:

  • 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

 

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