Ever since Chris Moneymaker did the improbable and turned an online poker satellite tournament win into a multi-million dollar payoff at the World Series of Poker main event, young poker enthusiasts everywhere have started to play this fun and potentially profitable card game in much greater numbers than before that fateful win.
Las Vegas has always been a popular destination for many decades among this crowd, given its well-earned reputation as an adult Disneyland, borne out through its official tagline, “The Entertainment Capital Of The World”. With this generation’s keen interest in poker though, it can be hard to decide which room is the best, as the scores of casinos along the Strip and downtown all have a room, no matter how small or big they may be.
To help you choose the rooms with the best atmosphere, amenities, and biggest potential for profits, we have selected three rooms that will deliver an experience that will meet your lofty expectations.
Those wishing to mingle with the A-lister’s of the poker world should spend some serious time at the Bellagio’s poker room, as the foremost high stakes lounge in Vegas, Bobby’s Room, is located here. Being a marquee resort on the Strip also ensures a steady flow of tourists to the open seats of the low limit room, and the facilities to service these players are also ample, as 24 hour table-side dining makes certain that you don’t miss a second of the action.
Those seeking a bit of nostalgia should play a few hands at Binion’s, the casino where the World Series of Poker was born in the 1970’s. They spread limit poker as low as $2/$4, perfect for poker ballers on a budget, and their daily tournament is the most popular in town. Cash game grinders beware though: some of the rockiest local players occupy many seats at the tables here with the well worn imprint of their butt molded into them. Suffice to say, you make have a hard time making money here (for that, see #1 and #3)
One drawback to gambling on The Strip is the preponderance of establishments that still permit smoking on the premises. If this bothers you, then playing cards at Caesar’s Palace will be your optimal solution to this predicament, as it offers all the action of some of the more popular casinos in town, while maintaining a strict no smoking policy inside the confines of their 6,000 square foot poker parlor.