To the delight of poker players, casinos across the world have started re-opening. The latest ones to join the list are Bellagio, Caesars Palace & Sahara as they all opened their poker rooms on Thursday. They have joined Venetian, South Point, Golden Nugget, and The Orleans as the only poker rooms currently operating in Las Vegas. So, players have now seven rooms to choose from in the city.
Bellagio will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Keeping the Gaming Control Board guidelines in view, the poker room will feature a total of 23 tables, each of which will have a maximum of six players. Additionally, plexiglass has been installed at all the tables to separate players and dealers and thus meet physical distancing guidelines. Two of the tables will be in the high-limit room.
Caesars Palace room will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m. The room will run five-handed games and in accordance with the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s newest safety guidelines. All players at poker tables there will be required to wear face masks. Initially, the room will only operate Thursday through Sunday, according to Caesars Entertainment’s Director of Public Relations, Chelsea Ryder.
Sahara poker room will run its games five-handed with a $4 max rake, according to Sahara’s poker operations manager, Steven Pique. The room will reinstate free drinks, comps and progressive high hand promos. Initially for the sake of safety, the room will only run between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.