Las Vegas Poker

las vegas poker roomsThere are dozens of poker rooms located throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Many are familiar with the big rooms on the Las Vegas Strip. There are many smaller rooms located away from the Strip that are popular among locals and tourists in the know. There are also two rooms downtown on Fremont Street. We compiled information about the 30 largest poker rooms in Las Vegas. We also maintain a list of failed Las Vegas poker rooms.

List of Las Vegas Poker Rooms

Downtown Las Vegas Poker Rooms

Vegas Strip Casinos

Las Vegas Locals Poker Rooms

Downtown Las Vegas Poker Rooms

binion's poker room

Binion’s

This was the first home to the World Series of Poker, which started in 1970. Players will find $1/$2 No Limit Texas Hold’em here these days. The game is uncapped. The Binion’s Poker Jam is a summer tournament series offered here.

golden nugget poker room

Golden Nugget

Golden Nugget spreads $1/$2 No Limit Hold’em and $2/$4 Fixed Limit Hold’em. Like Binion’s, Golden Nugget does not cap the buy-in for its no limit games.

Las Vegas Strip Poker Rooms

aria poker room

Aria

Aria is the newest Las Vegas Strip poker room. It spreads $1/$3 up to $10/$20 No Limit Hold’em on a regular basis. It is also home to Pot Limit Omaha and mixed games. The back room spreads a variety of high limit games.

bally's poker room

Bally’s

This is a busy and action packed poker room considering its size. The main game is $1/$2 no limit, but a $3/$6 limit game sometimes pops up.

bellagio poker room

Bellagio

The Bellagio offers one of the most prestigious poker rooms in the world. It spreads no limit games of all limits. It is also home to high limit Fixed Limit Hold’em, Omaha High/Low, and Seven Card Stud. Bobby’s Room is home to some of the highest limit poker games in the world.

caesars palace poker room

Caesars Palace

The poker room at Caesars has recently made several improvements, including lowering its cash game rake from $5 to $4 and dumping the jackpot drop. It spreads mostly $1/$2 No Limit Hold’em.

excalibur poker room

Excalibur

Excalibur spreads no limit and spread limit Texas Hold’em. It offers several unique jackpot promotions.

flamingo poker room

Flamingo

This is the only poker room on the Strip where limit is often more popular than no limit. Players will often find $2/$4 and $3/$6 limit games available. A $1/$2 no limit game is also spread during most times.

harrah's poker room

Harrah’s

The main game at Harrah’s is $1/$2 No Limit Texas Hold’em. There are many tournaments held daily.

luxor poker room

Luxor

This small poker room specializes in $1/$2 No Limit Hold’em. It also has an occasional fixed limit game. The Luxor poker room is closing on June 18, 2017.

mandalay bay poker room

Mandalay Bay

Mandalay Bay’s poker room consists mostly of local players and convention goers. It spreads $1/$2 No Limit Texas Hold’em as its main game.

mgm grand poker room

MGM Grand

This poker room was once among the most popular in Las Vegas. A forced relocation within the property was the first step in its demise. It then decided to start taking a jackpot drop. It has lost a substantial amount of its traffic in the past few years.

mirage poker room

Mirage

The Mirage is one of the oldest poker rooms in Las Vegas. It was once home to vibrant action. These days, it spreads $1/$2 No Limit and $3/$6 Fixed Limit Hold’em.

planet hollywood poker room

Planet Hollywood

This room specializes in $1/$2 No Limit Texas Hold’em. It also holds the summer Phamous Poker Series.

stratosphere poker room

Stratosphere

Locals call this the Sahara poker room. That is because many of the old players, dealers, and tournaments moved to Stratosphere from Sahara in 2011 when the famed property closed. The main game is $1/$2 No Limit Texas Hold’em.

treasure island poker room

Treasure Island

Treasure Island offers a small poker room that specializes in $1/$2 No Limit Texas Hold’em and an occasional fixed limit game.

the venetian poker room

Venetian

Venetian spreads the largest poker room in Las Vegas. It is home to no limit games up to $5/$10. It also spreads Omaha High/Low as high as $15/$30 on a regular basis. Players may also find a mixed game from time to time.

wynn poker room

Wynn

The Wynn is a luxurious poker room that spreads $1/$3 and $2/$5 No Limit Hold’em. Higher limit games are available on weekends. It is one of just four poker rooms in Las Vegas that doesn’t take a jackpot drop. The Wynn poker room is located in its sister property, Encore.

Las Vegas Locals Poker Rooms

boulder station poker room

Boulder Station

This poker room is the home to Omaha High in fixed limit format. These are the wildest limit games in the city. It also spreads Limit Hold’em.

club fortune poker room

Club Fortune

This tiny room spreads $.50/$1 No Limit Hold’em in a regular basis. The rake here caps at $3.

green valley ranch poker room

Green Valley Ranch

This is the largest and most popular room east of the Strip. It spreads mostly Limit Hold’em and Omaha High/Low.

palace station poker room

Palace Station

This rather modest room spreads mostly $2/$4 and $4/$8 Limit Hold’em to locals. There are also some spread limit games.

red rock poker room

Red Rock

Red Rock is a popular locals room in the western suburbs. It is home to $1/$2 and $2/$5 No Limit Hold’em. A $2/$4 and $4/$8 limit game is common, as is a $4/$8 Omaha High/Low game. There is a $5/$10 No Limit Hold’em game on Friday nights.

sam's town casino

Sam’s Town

This room operates with old school class. It is the only place in Las Vegas to find low limit Seven Card Stud. Players will also find a small spread limit game of Texas Hold’em and Omaha High/Low.

south point poker room

South Point

This place has become a popular locals poker room, especially after the M Resort closed. It spreads $1/$2 No Limit and $2/$4 Fixed Limit Hold’em.

suncoast poker room

Suncoast

Located in Summerlin, this room is the only place in Las Vegas to find a regular Seven Card Stud High/Low game. There is also Limit Hold’em and a weekly $2/$5 no limit game.

the orleans poker room

The Orleans

This is the home to Omaha High/Low in Las Vegas. Players will find $4/$8 and $8/$16 nearly around the clock. It also spreads $2/$4 and $4/$8 Limit Hold’em, as well as $1/$3 no limit. The max rake at The Orleans is $3, making it one of the best deals in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Poker Tips

Las Vegas is home to games that range from 2/4 Fixed Limit Hold’em all the way up to 100/200 games. Players will also find No Limit Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud 8 or Better and mixed games.  The key is to find the game you want as quickly as possible with the most action.

  1. Use Bravo Poker Live

    Download Bravo Poker Live.  This app displays all of the live cash games running. It also displays promotions, wait list and tournament schedules.  Bravo Poker Live includes a a location setting to find the games closest to you.

  2. Go to Local Poker Rooms

    Don’t dismiss locals poker rooms.  There are many wealthy locals that play loose at places like The Orleans, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock and Santa Fe Station.  These games offer far more action than one might think.

  3. Avoid $5 Rake Poker Rooms

    These include Flamingo, Wynn, Venetian Rio and Bally’s.  Players looking for a true bargain on rake may want to check out The Orleans and Suncoast where the rake is only $3.

  4. About Promotional Drops

    Visit poker rooms that do not take promotional drops. This will lower your variance. Caesars Palace, Aria, Wynn and Bellagio do not take promotional drops.  Caesars Palace is the only one of these rooms that caps the rake at $4.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Las Vegas poker rooms rake in cash games?

Most poker rooms away from the Strip in Las Vegas rake 10% up to $4. Caesars Palace, Stratosphere and Treasure Island also rake $4.

Which Las Vegas poker rooms rake $5?

Rio and every Las Vegas Strip poker room except Caesars Palace, Treasure Island and Stratosphere rake $5.

Which Las Vegas poker rooms rake $3?

The Orleans, Club Fortune, Skyline and Suncoast rake $3.

Which Las Vegas poker rooms do not take promotional drops?

Aria, Bellagio, Caesars Palace and Wynn do not take promotional drops.

Do Las Vegas poker rooms spread tournaments?

Yes. Most Las Vegas poker rooms offer tournaments. Boulder Station is a notable exception.

What is the typical rake in Las Vegas poker tournaments?

Most Las Vegas poker tournaments rake 20-40% of the prize pool, depending on the size of the buy-in.

What is the lowest limit game spread in Las Vegas?

The smallest game spread in Las Vegas is 2/4 Fixed Limit Hold’em.  It is offered at Flamingo, Golden Nugget and many locals casinos.

Where are the highest limit games in Las Vegas found?

The highest limit games in Las Vegas are found at Bellagio. This is where “Bobby’s Room” is located. Players will find games as high as 100/200 there.