Las Vegas Is The Hot Tip This Thanksgiving

Vegas number one Thanksgiving destination.

Enjoy some poker this weekend in the number one Thanksgiving destination, Las Vegas. (Image: Kanonsky/Fotolia)

According to the stats, if you want to do something that doesn’t involve turkey this Thanksgiving, Las Vegas is the place to be.

On any typical day, Nevada’s Department of Transportation estimates that an average of 104,000 vehicles hit the highways and byways of Southern Nevada.

But, by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, AAA has predicted that 318,000 people will head for the bright lights of Sin City and 60 percent of them will arrive via car.

Aside from being a particularly tricky time for anyone wanting to drive the strip, the current forecast means that Vegas will be the number one vacation destination this Thanksgiving.

With the city’s selection of bars, clubs, theatres and restaurants all putting on something special for the holiday, it’s little wonder Americans will be flocking to the neon paradise.

Have Some Fish with Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Naturally, with tourists at every turn, the poker tables will likely be overflowing with added value over the next few days. Much like a Black Friday bargain, players with even a modicum of skill should be able to make a few dollars during the predicted Thanksgiving rush.

To cater to those who prefer chips over turkey, The Venetian will be hosting its regular selection of daily tournaments. Buy-ins range from $150 to $340 and tournaments start at 12:05 pm and 7:05 pm every day.

For those that get into town early, the casino’s DeepStack Extravaganza will be coming to a conclusion on November 24th with a $150 NLH Turbo and a $125 NLH Bounty Turbo, both will have $5,000 guaranteed prizepools.

Over at the Bellagio, the Five Diamond World Poker Classic will kick off on November 25th and run through the Thanksgiving weekend before concluding on December 10th.

Ahead of the festival’s $10,400 WPT event, players can take part in three NLH events with buy-ins ranging from $560 to $1,090.

A Break from the Norm

For those that like to venture off the strip, the Golden Nugget’s $5,000 guaranteed Sunday Special still appears to be on the schedule this weekend. For $125, you’ll get an 11 am start and 20-minute levels until level 8 and then 30-minute levels.

Of course, if you’re looking for a break from poker and want some Thanksgiving-themed fun in Vegas, there’s always Holstein’s (buffet at the Cosmopolitan) turkey burger with cranberry relish or reduced cover charges for some of the city’s top nightclubs.

Thanksgiving might be a time for family and food, but if you’re looking for a break from the norm then Vegas could be the place to go this weekend.

Jon Sofen
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Jon Sofen
Semi-pro poker player with 17 years experience on the felt and more than five years working as professional poker media.

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