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Abby Messick
 

Top 10 Las Vegas casinos by number of poker tables

13 February 2017

Check out the views at the top of the Stratosphere.

Check out the views at the top of the Stratosphere. (photo by Gary Denness)

As a follow-up to our Top 10 Las Vegas Casinos by number of slot machines, this week we're back with the top casinos by number of poker tables. If you're looking for a plethora of USB ports, must-have air conditioning, HD TVs and, oddly enough, thrill rides, look no further: We can help.

Most of these places you've most likely heard of, but the question remains: How will you decide where to go?

10. MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
We're starting off strong with the world's third-largest hotel complex in the world, which houses 13 poker tables.

The 24-hour poker room calls itself the "No-Limit Capital of Las Vegas," and seems to have the credentials to back that claim up: Daily no-limit Hold'em tournaments are a staple here.

9. Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino
Like some of the other properties on this list, Santa Fe Station, located in North Las Vegas, about 15 miles from The Strip, might not be a household name, but that doesn't preclude it from snagging spot No. 9 with its 14 poker tables. Santa Fe Station also boasts some of the best video poker selections in Las Vegas.

8. Caesars Palace
Caesars is, undoubtedly, one of the most famous places on the Strip. Its poker room is located right in the middle of the gaming floor, between The Colosseum, the property's main entertainment venue, and the Race & Sports Book. The 4,500 square foot space features 16 poker tables, free wi-fi, USB charging ports and 24 hours of poker fun.

7. Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
If you've been to Vegas, you've most likely seen the Stratosphere Tower, a 1,149 foot freestanding observation tower – the tallest in the U.S. Once you've exhausted yourself with the expansive and phenomenal view from the top of the tower, spend some time relaxing with the casino's 19 poker tables.

Feeling rusty? Don't worry, the poker room offers daily lessons for free.

Don't forget the Stratosphere's selection of thrill rides – there are no less than four, one of which is the fourth-highest thrill ride in the world.

6. Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa
Red Rock's 20 poker tables are housed in its energetic table games area, where players can also take part in high-stakes games of blackjack, baccarat, craps and more.

If you haven't tried out pai gow poker, this might be the place to do it. This brand of poker is featured heavily at Red Rock Casino, and why shouldn't it be? Pai gow and its many variations have been steadily becoming more popular over the years.

5. South Point Hotel Casino and Spa
South Point's 24-hour, 22-table poker room offers a player tracking system (for those of you who like to stay on top of your comps) and a daily hand promotion.

South Point, the popular off-Strip casino that sits six miles south of Mandalay Bay, also features a 4,400 seat equestrian arena with housing for 1,200 horses, which is not a sentence you read every day.

The poker room at the Aria.

The poker room at the Aria.

4. Aria Resort & Casino
The Aria's 24 poker tables are housed in its luxe poker room, where there's always a tournament taking place.

The property is part of the massive CityCenter on the Las Vegas Strip and is particularly remarkable for its high-tech hotel rooms, where curtains can be automatically adjusted, lights can be turned off remotely and the temperature is always perfectly regulated, according to a guest's standards.

3. Wynn Las Vegas
The Wynn, heralded by many as one of the best hotels in the world, features 28 poker tables and daily tournaments.

A new poker room opened in May 2016, double the size of the old room at 8,600 square feet and featuring a high-stakes area. As an added bonus, the room also features USB ports at each table, a sports betting window and 65-inch HD television sets, just in case you weren't having enough fun playing poker.

2. The Venetian Las Vegas
This five-diamond luxury hotel and casino, located directly on the Las Vegas Strip, is home to 37 poker tables, and host of the DeepStack Extravaganza, one of the most popular poker festivals in the world.

To keep the excitement going, the Venetian also offers two daily poker tournaments, at noon and 7 p.m.

1. Bellagio
The Bellagio, most notable for its eye-catching choreographed fountain shows, is also home to a truly impressive 47 poker tables, and is one of Casino City's favorites.

The 7,000 square foot room is just one stop on the famous World Poker Tour, and features round-the-clock tableside dining, plasma screens and a high-quality music system. Depictions of past tournaments and poker tour events line the walls, which is either inspiring or depressing, depending on what sort of player you are.

Bobby's Room – an exclusive two-table high-limit area named for the 1978 World Series of Poker Champion Bobby Baldwin – rounds out the experience.
Abby Messick
Abby graduated from Champlain College in 2013 with a degree in Professional Writing. She didn't expect to end up in the casino industry, but it's proving to be an educational experience.
Abby Messick
Abby graduated from Champlain College in 2013 with a degree in Professional Writing. She didn't expect to end up in the casino industry, but it's proving to be an educational experience.