A review of the top 10 casinos and hotels in Las Vegas weighted heavily on their poker room quality. A good read for any potential Las Vegas tourist who wants a quick taste of The Strip before sitting down at the tables.
1. The Bellagio
The Bellagio is the most played casino in Las Vegas and is the choice casino for pros such as Jennifer Harman, Daniel Negreanu, & Chip Reese. The Bellagio, other than being an AAA 5-diamond hotel and casino, has a wide range of games, a great mix of people and an even greater atmosphere. The Bellagio is known for its high stakes with limit hold’em starting at $4/8. Away from the poker tables and you have some great attractions such as the wonderful and famous musical fountains and botanical gardens.
Free drinks and automatic shufflers? What more could you want! Caesars Palace offers a wide range of poker variations from limit holdem to omaha hi/lo. The luxury casino and hotel offers attractions such as an exotic car show room, two free and fantastic fountain shows, a nightclub and a shuttle to and from the hotel. The casino has been featured in over a dozen films and is to appear in the new release, “Iron Man”.
3. The Wynn
The brand spanking new casino in Las Vegas is sure to attract all sorts of poker players to its luxury suite. Oddly enough, The Wynn is the first casino to hold a luxury car dealership on the 215 acres of space that it covers. The games at The Wynn are similar to that played at The Ballagio, with highly skilled dealers and automatic card shufflers. Anything goes here, if it’s in demand then it will be played; it’s not uncommon to come across a 6 man $20/$40 Chinese poker game!
4. The Mirage
The wide variety of games and limits at The Mirage is what appeals to most. This is one of the only casinos where you will see less popular variations of poker, such as Omaha, being played at high stakes. The resort has a great exotic theme to it, with a huge Atrium at the entrance to the casino containing palm trees and water features to mention a few. There is also an artificial volcano that erupts during the evening which rivals the spectacular views at The Bellagio fountains.