Where to Play Poker in Las Vegas

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BetMGM Feb 03, 2022, 12:51 PM

Las Vegas is renowned for its casinos, resorts and thriving nightlife, over and above being the top poker destination in the United States. Sin City continues to attract players from all walks of life to its poker tournaments, with many players eventually settling in Vegas in pursuit of becoming one of the poker greats. Now, with an ever-growing interest in how to play poker online, more and more avenues are becoming accessible to people.

Whether you’re a Texas Hold’em poker enthusiast or enjoy any of the other poker variations that BetMGM offers, you can enjoy the full experience of online poker tournaments.

If you’re wondering where to play poker in Las Vegas, just know that you are spoilt for choice! In addition to the option to play poker online, there is most likely a poker room right around the corner from you. Las Vegas poker rooms can be found throughout the city, with some of the best poker rooms in Vegas having thankfully resumed operations after the global conditions of 2020 and despite the ever-changing restrictions.

Finding the right poker rooms for you

While you won’t have to go searching far and wide for Las Vegas poker rooms, you may want to weigh up your options to determine which one is most suited for you. Naturally, this is heavily dependent on your skills, your preferred games, as well as your bankroll. This is not to say that the best poker rooms in Vegas are only reserved for a select few; far from it. In fact, if you have proven that you are worth your salt and can go head-to-head with industry greats, you may just find yourself facing poker legends during your next game.

Let’s shift the focus to online poker for a bit. Regardless of where you may be in the world, BetMGM allows you to gain access to online poker and tournaments throughout the day. This comes as no surprise, considering that it has been touted as the home of online poker and online poker tournaments.

Poker rooms that are currently open

MGM Springfield

Although the global restrictions led to the temporary closure of many places of entertainment and gaming, it also led to many people exploring online poker and live poker – especially those who want more personal interaction. With the world gradually opening up again and adjusting to the so-called “new normal,” MGM Springfield also reopened its poker room towards the end of 2021. 

MGM Grand Poker Room

The MGM Grand Poker Room is great for anyone who enjoys Texas Hold’em poker, with its daily tournaments and consistent events. The standard tournaments include $1–$2 No Limit Hold’em, $2–$5 No Limit Hold’em, as well as $5–$10 No Limit Hold’em. Known as the go-to venue for Texas Hold’em poker in Vegas, the MGM Grand Poker Room is open 24/7 and offers tableside massages, as well as food and beverage services for your convenience. 


Hailed as one of the popularized stops on the World Poker Tour (WPT), the 7,000 square feet Bellagio boasts 40 tables, eight 32-inch television monitors, and 11 42-inch plasma television screens. The poker room is open 24 hours a day and some of its games include Hold’em, stud, Omaha and mixed games.

Mandalay Bay

The Mandalay Bay Poker Room prides itself on offering what is probably the most popular poker game right now, Texas Hold’em, which is said to be its main game. Limit and No Limit Hold’em games can be enjoyed at its 10 tables. No tournaments are hosted at the poker room due to limited staff and operating hours, and it only hosts cash games with various promotions as incentives. 

Following its temporary closure in 2020, the Mandalay Bay Poker Room reopened in July 2021. The Mandalay Bay Poker Room is open from 3 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, while it remains closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 


The stakes are high, and so are the buy-ins at the Aria Poker Room! Boasting 24 tables that host its daily tournaments, the Aria offers the much-loved No Limit Hold’em, Limit Hold’em, Omaha, as well as stud and mixed games. To complement the gaming experience, the Aria Poker Room also has various amenities such as pools, cabanas and entertainment events.

Spoilt for choice in Las Vegas

Wherever you find yourself in Sin City, there is no shortage of poker rooms. If you’re looking to improve your live poker skills, engage with like-minded people, or simply enjoy some of the daily poker tournaments that are available, BetMGM has a variety of online options for you to explore upon signing up. If you happen to be someone who prefers the actual casino experience, then you can pick and choose from the MGM Resorts International poker rooms and games that are on offer.

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