Las Vegas Strip Poker Tournaments
Fabulous Las Vegas has the best poker anywhere with plenty of games available at many of the casinos on the Boulevard.
- Famous World Series of Poker is the best tournament series in the world. Held at the Rio, poker players from around the world fly into Vegas to participate in the open to anyone tournaments. If you are willing to pay the buy-ins you will have your shot at winning poker’s ultimate prize, a WSOP Bracelet.
- Over 45 tournaments.
- Stretching out over several months beginning in May.
- Buy-ins ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 with multi-million dollar prize pools.
- One event costs $50,000 and attracts the games biggest stars.
- Caesars Palace has the daily poker tournaments best suited for players. Long blind levels and plenty of starting chips make the tournaments the favorite amongst regular poker players. With buy-ins around a couple hundred dollars, the prize pools are plentiful if you make it to the final table. Some consider this the best strip poker room because of the level of comfort that goes along with playing.
- Bellagio is the mid-limit and higher player’s dream. Chips fly at $20-$40, $30-$60, $75-$150 and higher. It is also home to Bobby’s Room, an ongoing high stakes game ($4,000 – $8,000) with the world’s most famous poker players.
- The Venetian is widely considered one of the best poker rooms in Vegas and it does not disappoint with action filled poker games and tournaments similar to those at Caesar’s Palace.
- Mirage has a good mix of tourists and locals in their cash games and some healthy buy-in tournaments on a regular basis.
- Wynn where the seats are comfortable and the atmosphere is ideal for playing no-limit Texas Holdem cash games.
- Orleans with plenty of space for good sized daily tournaments and low limit cash games. Favorite of Las Vegas locals.
- While the World Series of Poker is now owned by Harrah’s and is located at the Rio, the World Series began downtown at Binion’s Horseshoe Casino. The Horseshoe still hosts the best daily tournaments of any downtown casino, and the atmosphere still feels like it did when the great Johnnie Moss, Doyle Brunson and Amarillo Slim Preston played their historic championship games.
- Monte Carlo exemplifies the laid back 10 table poker rooms that cater to local players like the many Station Casino poker rooms scattered throughout Las Vegas.
- All the other best strip poker rooms are considerably smaller in size, which is still cool because it is a great feeling to tell your friends you won a tournament, even in if it was just a $60 buy-in tournament with 2 or 3 tables. Daily tournaments from $40 – $120 at casinos like Bally’s and Paris.
Honorable Mention: MGM Grand with plenty of space, many tables and small cash games including the super popular $1-$2 no-limit Texas Holdem..
The best Strip poker tournaments can be an exciting form of entertainment that can last for many hours. Most small tournaments will only take a couple of hours to finish but larger tournaments can take five to ten hours to claim a winner.
With the explosion of poker after the millennium poker rooms shot up all over Vegas. A few casinos set up huge poker facilities to host large scale tournaments and around the clock cash games. Likewise, almost every other Vegas Strip casino set up smaller poker rooms with between 4 – 12 tables and daily small buy-in tournaments.