The poker rooms in Las Vegas are set to get thin.
The Luxor casino in Las Vegas is looking to shut off its poker room. If this happens, then Las Vegas will only be having 18 poker rooms. This is shocking news to all the poker club fans in the Las Vegas strip. The nine table room of the Luxor casino will be closed on June 18. This move by MGM comes right after it had announced of drawing the curtains down on its poker room in Monte Carlo.
As many as 22 poker rooms have closed down in Las Vegas over the last 6 years. Once the Luxor poker room is closed, the Las Vegas strip will be left with just 18 poker rooms and a total of about 260 tables from the earlier 26 poker rooms with table strength of 396 tables. The increase in the number of casinos all over the US has resulted in the decrease in the number of people visiting Nevada casinos.
The growth of poker in the Las Vegas strip is moving at a snail’s pace and this is the reason why many of the poker rooms are being shot down. The traditional poker rooms are giving way to the virtual poker rooms that people love to play sitting in the comforts of their home. Even the progress of the online poker rooms in Nevada since it legalized online poker and casino in 2013 is booming at a very slow rate.
Even after the plans to drop the poker tables in the Luxor Casino by the MGM, it will still have a strong poker presence in the Las Vegas table and will be led in the number of poker rooms and tables it has in the Nevada state. The casino giant has 24 tables n Aria and 37 tables in Bellagio casinos.