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During the WSOP, Bally's and the Flamingo closed their poker rooms because Caesars needed the dealers for the WSOP. Sadly, the Flamingo has announced they they will not be reopening the Flamingo room, and has held a drawing to to exhaust the remaining funds in the Flamingo Poker room promotional reserve fund.

I cant say I'll miss the Flamingo's mismatched chips
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But it was home to the best "drunk" poker since O'Shea's closed their room. Where are all the drunk low-stakes players going to go now?
 
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Bally's. All the other low stakes poker rooms on the strip have closed. Harrah's, Flamingo, PHo, Monte Carlo, Excal, Mirage, TI, IP, OSheas, Luxor, gone.
Bally's - for now. Given that Caesars has closed rooms at the Rio, Harrah’s, Planet Hollywood and The Linq, I fear it is only a matter of time before Bally's is shuttered.

It's odd that the owners of the WSOP seem to have very little interest in poker.
 
Bummer! I enjoyed the location as it was not in the back bowels of the casino. The Ballys poker area is a pit in an arm pit of a tired casino.
 
Bally's - for now. Given that Caesars has closed rooms at the Rio, Harrah’s, Planet Hollywood and The Linq, I fear it is only a matter of time before Bally's is shuttered.

It's odd that the owners of the WSOP seem to have very little interest in poker.

Totally agree. I think Caesers only keeps Caesers poker room open. So sad. Although I think the Seminoles like poker, so when they renovate Mirage, I bet Hard Rock has a poker room....but that's at least a couple of years away.
 
Bally's - for now. Given that Caesars has closed rooms at the Rio, Harrah’s, Planet Hollywood and The Linq, I fear it is only a matter of time before Bally's is shuttered.

It's odd that the owners of the WSOP seem to have very little interest in poker.
Isn't Bally's the new spot to host the WSOP?
 
Bally's. All the other low stakes poker rooms on the strip have closed. Harrah's, Flamingo, PHo, Monte Carlo, Excal, Mirage, TI, IP, OSheas, Luxor, gone.
I don’t think O’Sheas and Luxor had a poker room.

But the Trop did, and that room closed too. I think Mirage may have closed as well.

Poker rooms are dying. Been saying this for 2 years, well before COVID. COVID was just the excuse they needed to stop it and not bring it back.

Example - Encore Boston closed the casino for a while and when it reopened, no poker. Laid off the dealers, moved the tables out, out slots in. Freed up a lot of parking too.

MA state legislature puts pressure on Encore to reopen poker because its in their gaming commission agreement with the Commonwealth.

Encore says “oh, ok, no problem”. Opens 12 tables out of an original 60+ and the best part - it’s open 10a-8p.

And it’s only Monday through Thursday.

RIP Casino Poker.
GFY Casino Poker.
Hellllllo home poker!!
 
I don’t think O’Sheas and Luxor had a poker room
O’Sheas was my favorite spot to play poker when I was 21-24. They had a table basically outside on the strip and it was a show to play there. They ran cheap tournaments too and it was fun times with horrible structures. Lots of good memories. My favorite was sitting down with a pitcher of beer after my buddy and I busted from the beer pong tournament. We had “Team Salami Salad” shirts on and I agued with the dealer about whether betting was permitted in .50 increments. After flopping a set of kings I tried to bet 6.50 and forced them to call the floor. A nitty reg jammed all in and I slow rolled him after guzzling from my pitcher. I’m not proud of it but I’ll never forget him muttering under his breath as he stormed off into the strip traffic. The the midget who dressed like a leprechaun came over and gave us all shots.
 
I don’t think O’Sheas and Luxor had a poker room.

But the Trop did, and that room closed too. I think Mirage may have closed as well.

Poker rooms are dying. Been saying this for 2 years, well before COVID. COVID was just the excuse they needed to stop it and not bring it back.

Example - Encore Boston closed the casino for a while and when it reopened, no poker. Laid off the dealers, moved the tables out, out slots in. Freed up a lot of parking too.

MA state legislature puts pressure on Encore to reopen poker because its in their gaming commission agreement with the Commonwealth.

Encore says “oh, ok, no problem”. Opens 12 tables out of an original 60+ and the best part - it’s open 10a-8p.

And it’s only Monday through Thursday.

RIP Casino Poker.
GFY Casino Poker.
Hellllllo home poker!!

Luxor absolutely had poker back in the day. They switched to electronic tables and closed it shortly there after. Those tables went over like a turd in a punchbowl.

edit: iirc, I'm not sure it ever even opened with the electronic tables, memories fade. . .
 
Luxor absolutely had poker back in the day. They switched to electronic tables and closed it shortly there after. Those tables went over like a turd in a punchbowl.

edit: iirc, I'm not sure it ever even opened with the electronic tables, memories fade. . .
Excal had the electronic tables.
 
That's a shame. I spent many an overnight session at the Flaming-O poker room. For many years, we had an annual trip the same weekend as the NFL draft. Sat in the same seat for the first 3-4 rounds of the draft!
 
Luxor absolutely had poker back in the day. They switched to electronic tables and closed it shortly there after. Those tables went over like a turd in a punchbowl.

edit: iirc, I'm not sure it ever even opened with the electronic tables, memories fade. . .
I think you’re thinking of Excalibur. Luxor didn’t have poker in the last 10 years. Excalibur had electronic tables and then had a 3-5 table “room” in their casino until recently.
 
I think you’re thinking of Excalibur. Luxor didn’t have poker in the last 10 years. Excalibur had electronic tables and then had a 3-5 table “room” in their casino until recently.
I remember playing poker at Luxor. Probably more than 10yrs ago. I remember it being in the area to the right side, as you entered the casino from the Excalibur. All images courtesy of the ChipGuide.

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Luxor's poker room was very low-end, so probably not worth @bergs money.

Last time we cashed in a Luxor tournament, it was a $40 buy-in (2014).

O'Sheas poker room was the best. Also very low cost. Mrs Zombie and I wound up equally chopping the entire prize pool 3 ways (taking 2 shares for the Zombies) one afternoon. That was back when O'sheas had a Las Vegas Blvd facing, not the abomination that carries the O'Sheas name, nestled into an outdoor strip-mall.
 
Luxor was the first casino in Vegas I ever played. It was perfect for a low roller like me. They had a $50 max buy-in table in 2001. I absolutely loved it.
 
It’s a good thing the gaming companies fought to kill legal online poker in the US, it sure has helped live poker…
I think the only company against online poker was The Sands (Venetian). Sheldon Adelson was very opposed to players going somewhere that was not his casino. As a very wealthy contributor to the Republican party, they had no choice but to shut it down when he insisted they attach it to the Safe Ports act following 9-11.

All the other companies have been pro-online gaming. Caesars had the WSOP online, and MGM was in support. Both (and the Wynn) have well known sports-betting apps now too.

The Venetian has since been sold (March 2021). It waits to be seen if the new owners (The Apollo group) will want to have an online presence as well. However, there has been only tepid support for bringing back online poker since the Full-Tilt fiasco.
 
I think the only company against online poker was The Sands (Venetian). Sheldon Adelson was very opposed to players going somewhere that was not his casino. As a very wealthy contributor to the Republican party, they had no choice but to shut it down when he insisted they attach it to the Safe Ports act following 9-11.
Happily, that frumpy fuck dirtnapped in January of this year.
 
It’s a crazy game for sure…… this was in June, super angry Asian lady stands up and walks away from the table and I look over at this... And the play was terrible so it all fit together nicely. ;)
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I recognize that fucking dog from the Bellagio. She check raised me in a 2/5 game with a gutter to a straight flush versus my made boat on the turn and got there on the river. Then she tried to lick my face. What a bitch.
 
I think you’re thinking of Excalibur. Luxor didn’t have poker in the last 10 years. Excalibur had electronic tables and then had a 3-5 table “room” in their casino until recently.
No, Luxor had a poker room, I played in it their last day. They were dishing out jackpot money. The electronic tables were set up in part of the "poker room" (an area roped off on the floor. But I don't believe they ever reopened with the electronic tables. This was maybe 2005ish?
 

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