Las Vegas Poker Room Reviews

I have played poker in Las Vegas many times and have frequented almost every Las Vegas poker room.  Some Las Vegas poker rooms are very nice, and others are nothing special.  Whether you are looking for a local Las Vegas poker room or want some high stakes poker action on the strip, I have probably played there.  Here is a list of my Las Vegas poker room reviews.  More are coming as fast as I can type.

Las Vegas Poker Rooms on The Strip

Las Vegas Poker – A Recent History

Las Vegas poker has come a long way in the last 10 years.  In the 1990’s there were only a couple of places to play poker on the Las Vegas strip.  The Mirage and Bellagio were the only two serious poker rooms in Las Vegas for a long time.  In fact, the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles had more poker tables than all of Las Vegas combined.  When the movie Rounders came out in 1998 and then Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker in 2003, more and more people started to demand to play poker when they visited the gambling capitol of the world.  Las Vegas casinos started to view poker players not as a low profit customer, but as an easy sell to spend long periods of time gambling and playing other games in the casinos.  Poker rooms moved from the back corner of the casino to front and center.  Poker became an attraction in Las Vegas.  In 2003 and 2004, lavish new poker rooms started popping up all over the strip, including fantastic poker rooms at The Wynn, Caesar’s Palace, The Venetian, and MGM Grand – which has the most visible poker room on the strip.  It is literally the firt thing you see when you enter the MGM Grand, right next to the tiger cage!

We are living in a renaissance for Las Vegas poker.  Nearly every Las Vegas casino has a poker room now.  And while this is probably the same as any bubble in history, we will probably see some contraction – not all the poker rooms in Las Vegas can survive.  There are simply too many right now.  As the “poker fad” begins to slow a bit, some poker rooms will have to close up shop.  But I expect that the biggest and nicest poker rooms will continue to thrive and flourish well into the 21st century.