Changes Coming to Two Las Vegas Poker Rooms

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Two distinct changes are coming to the poker rooms at Caesar Palace and The Venetian in Las Vegas.

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Venetian preparing big move

The Venetian is putting the finishing touches on its brand new poker room which will open later this summer, and Director of Poker Operations Tommy LaRosa gave players a tease through a video post on the platform formerly known as Twitter.

The current room, which was opened in 2006, will be moved from the casino floor to upstairs near the Grand Canal Shoppes. It’s a bit of a hike from the casino to the Grand Canal Shoppes, but The Venetian is doing their best to make the walk worth it for the players.

The renovation will bring the number of tables up to 50 — 15 more than what they have now — and will include a private room dedicated to poker streaming.

“It’s going to be a completely different look and a completely different feel,” LaRosa told the Las Vegas Review Journal. “It’s going to be modern, it’s going to be clean, and it’s just going to be unique. It’s going to be a one-of-a-kind space.”

The 14,000-square-foot space will include the usual array of TVs and sport’s betting kiosks, and every seat will have charging ports to allow players to charge their devices as they scoop pots.

“The expansion of the poker room is a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts of reimagining the gaming experience at The Venetian Resort,” Danny Ruiz, chief gaming officer of The Venetian Resort Las Vegas said in a press release. “The room was designed to provide an elevated playing experience and everything from design details to enhancements were made with the players in mind.”

Caesars closing theirs

Caesars Palace is once again shuffling its casino floor, and its poker room is the space that again suffers. Sometime in the middle of July, its 18 table poker room will be closed while the casino renovates its high-limit slots area. It will be closed for at least two months and possibly longer, and it’s not known when and where the room will reopen.

The room was moved to its current location on the casino floor a decade ago so the casino could expand its Pure nightclub. It was once one of the best poker room in Las Vegas and hosted WSOP Circuit events and the NBC National Heads Up Poker Championship.

Players would walk down a short hallway just off the casino floor into a space completely dedicated to poker. The fantastic large photos of well-known moments in sports hanging on the wall gave the room a classy, upscale feel which went away after Caesars expanded its famous nightclub.

Caesars Entertainment, which also owns and runs the World Series of Poker at its sister properties Horseshoe and Paris in Las Vegas, has opened WSOP-themed poker rooms at its properties around the country in the last several years.

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