A Guide to the Best Poker Rooms in Vegas

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Did you know that Las Vegas has more destinations to play poker in than any other city in the United States, or indeed the world? It’s true! In fact, most people don’t actually know how many casinos there are in the city.

A long list of names have come and gone on the Las Vegas Strip, like the Hard Rock Casino and even a WWE casino. Every goodbye, however, comes with a fresh start. Even in 2022 we’re seeing the rise of new casinos like the recently opened Resorts World Las Vegas, which is already building up a reputation as a foodie’s and player’s paradise.

Of course, beyond old icons and new trends, there are casinos famed for hosting the best poker rooms in Vegas. Let’s have a look through a few of them.

The Bellagio

If you’re new to Vegas, a must-have on your itinerary is The Bellagio’s fountain show, which has over 1,200 individual fountains choreographed perfectly to music and lighting. No Vegas experience is complete without it after all. And while you’re there, why not stop over and have a peek at their Legends Room as well?

The Legends Room is one of the stops on the famed World Poker Tour. Here, you can catch some of the highest stakes games around, and if you time your visit properly, you can even witness the famed Big Game featuring many of the poker world’s luminaries.

Aria Resort and Casino

Owned by the same MGM Resorts as The Bellagio, we can already expect the best from Aria Resort and Casino. The property is part of the CityCenter complex and hosts a number of award-winning restaurants and a collection of fine arts.

In addition to all that, many poker players swear by the top-quality cash game action that has Aria’s poker room drawing some of the most consistent player traffic on the Strip. The number of PLO games running at Aria is significantly ahead of any other poker room in the city, and their famous strawberry margaritas — completely free of charge — don’t hurt either.

The Wynn Resort

If looking to satisfy your sweet tooth a little further, consider the chocolate martini of The Wynn, rumored as one of the best free drinks available on the Strip.

You’ll definitely need the energy booster at The Wynn Resort’s poker room, which regularly runs tournament series that can include some of the biggest prize pools in the city. Cash game players are welcomed too, especially with The Wynn’s competitive low and mid-stake rounds.

The best part? Players can order table-side delivery of Western and Asian food, or catch a break and watch live sporting events streamed from 65” HD televisions spread throughout the room.

The Venetian

For the ultimate combination of elegance, comfort, and convenience, you can trust The Venetian. More so after they opened their doors in June, becoming the very first casino in Las Vegas to reopen after the COVID-19 closures.

Famous for their nine-handed cash game play, The Venetian has tournaments that run like clockwork. They may not be known for free drinks, but with tableside food service from the Grand Lux Cafe — the same group that brought you the world-famous Cheesecake Factory — you won’t be missing the alcohol.

When you’re done exploring the poker rooms, consider enjoying other activities in Las Vegas like hiking the Red Rock or the Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon. The city isn’t called the “Entertainment Capital of the World” for no reason, so get out there and make the most of the experience!