Flamingo Poker Room on Las Vegas Strip has Closed for Good

Caesars Entertainment, the company that owns the WSOP, is down to two poker rooms in Las Vegas after closing the poker room at the Flamingo. The two remaining poker rooms are in Bally’s and Caesar’s Palace. 

The Flamingo no longer has a poker room. (Image: wikipedia commons via lasvegasguy)

Both Bally’s and the Flamingo’s poker rooms were closed during the WSOP so that employees could be used to cover an employee shortage at the Rio. Both were scheduled to open today, but only Bally’s reopened at 10 a.m. 

A representative of Caesars confirmed the permanent closure to CardsChat.

Caesar’s just announced that Bally’s and Paris are the new home of the WSOP. They’re adjacent to each other on Las Vegas Boulevard. 

Flamingo’s 11-table poker room was one the handful of Las Vegas rooms shuttered by Caesars in March 2020, when casinos were forced to close. The Rio and the Linq never reopened. Planet Hollywood, which did reopen in the Fall of 2020, closed for good in July. 

A dozen poker rooms have closed in properties all across the Las Vegas valley since that fateful month, including the Mirage, Binion’s, Palace Station, and Green Valley Ranch. 

The Flamingo, which was bought by Harrah’s in 2005 (Harrah’s later became Caesar’s Entertainment), spread poker games on pink-felted tables on the Strip for decades. Famously built by Bugsy Seigel, the Flamingo opened in 1946, but the last of the original structure was demolished in 1993. 

There are still many options to play poker on the Strip, including Bellagio, the Wynn, Venetian, Caesars Palace, and Aria. That’s more than 100 tables between them.

Written by
Bob Pajich
Bob Pajich is a poker news reporter, creative writer, and poker player who never met suited connectors he didn't like. Tips, corrections, complaints and kudos should go to CardsChatBob@gmail.com.


Jennifer wrote...

Don’t forget about the MASSIVE poker room and four private poker rooms at Resorts World.


Morris szedeli wrote...

I have been going to Las Vegas since 1989 and loved the poker room there! But in the past years not just covid the poker room was badly managed they would have lists of players wanting to play but would only have two tables going and then no low limit games ! I just quit going – went to the orleans poker room where they care about poker players!

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