Poker is back with a vengeance at Caesars Palace.
The brand new, advanced room is the largest in Vegas (8,500 square feet), with another 6,050 square feet dedicated solely to tournaments.
And the 63 tables are not tucked out of sight as a poor stepchild. No way. The luxurious, sophisticated poker room is situated in prime real estate between the sports reserve and the ultra-hip pure nightclub, one of the most highly trafficked areas of the legendary casino.
Thirty-three tables are designated for the tournament game, while the 30 cash game tables separate the limit and the no-limit Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Seven-Card stud and lowball games. A raised area contains seven private high-limit gambling tables with limits starting at $ 30 / $ 60.
Caesars Palace is one of the only Vegas casinos to offer a private tournament area, noted Gary Selesner, president of Caesars Palace. “Tournaments for poker are usually played in the main poker room, meaning that the occasional poker game is compromised altogether to give room for poker tournaments. Having extra space for bad guests of poker tournaments at Caesars Palace is always welcome for a game of poker. ”
The tournament room receives 24 tournaments weekly, with buy-ins ranging from $ 60 to $ 1060. The poker room will also accommodate international tournaments, including a World Series of Poker Circuit Event in April that is broadcast on ESPN, and the Heads-Up Poker Championship this month, broadcast on NBC.
Caesars has gone out of its way to cater to professional and recreational players alike, and even has 75 security deposit boxes in the room so players can keep their cash and chips safely stored on site instead of large amounts trucking of money around the casino.
In addition, all waiting lists use a high-tech signup system. Instead of having players sign up on a paper list or blackboard, an automated waiting list displayed on plasma screens throughout the room. Guests can also see the lists on their TV sets from the hotel’s site. Players can sign up and wait in their rooms, or in the casino, because a page telling them a seat is open.
The poker room has its own restrooms, and parking spots are reserved at the entrance to the room for regular players. A special Augustus Café Poker menu from Caesars provides tableside food service. Twenty large plasma screen televisions adorn the walls, allowing guests to watch sports and entertainment around the clock.
“Customer satisfaction is our top priority. It was important that we create a comfortable atmosphere and impressive service for high-stake professional and recreational poker player, and we believe that we have achieved the goal, “said Selesner.