We know you love playing poker online, but have you ever played poker in the Mecca of poker, Las Vegas? Maybe the better question is have you ever had an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas, which includes flights, accommodation, spending cash and entry into this summer’s $2 million guaranteed WPT500?
Well now’s your chance as we are going to send 25 partypoker players, each of whom get to bring a guest, thanks to our Kings of Vegas promotion. It’s a once in a lifetime package worth a cool $6,000.
Las Vegas’ iconic buildings, draped in bright neon lights in the middle of the Nevada desert are a sight to behold in their own right, but once you step inside and away from the scorching heat, you’ll see why it’s the most raved about location in the world to play poker. You’ll feel the electric atmosphere, almost as if you were a part of major events of yesteryear, once you step inside one of Sin City’s 70 casinos.
As each one offers a different experience, it’s difficult to pick the best but to commemorate this sensational promotion we’ve chosen our top five poker-playing Sin City casinos.
Aria Resort and Casino
Aria Resort and Casino may have only opened in late 2009 but it has already created a reputation for being one of the best resorts Las Vegas has to offer. Forget about the 4,004 rooms for a minute and focus on one of them, the famous Ivey Room.
Named after the legendary Phil Ivey, the Ivey Room at Aria is where the highest stakes games take place. Some of the best poker players and richest celebrities head there to play poker and, if you’re lucky enough, you may be able to watch them play.
Aria will also host the 2015 WPT500 Las Vegas, a spectacular venue for the $2 million guaranteed poker extravaganza. Is the Kings of Vegas promotion starting to excite you yet?
Bellagio, another iconic venue with a poker room, is a must see. Once you’ve torn yourself away from the fountains outside, you’ll be greeted by one of the most luxurious poker rooms in the world and take it from us, it is truly stunning.
Bellagio also hosts World Poker Tour events and is the home to the Bobby’s Room where the original “Big Game”, welcoming the likes of Daniel Negreanu and Doyle Brunson, play for stakes up to $4,000/$8,000!
Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel
You have to head to Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel if you win one of the Kings of Vegas packages because it’s the World Series of Poker’s original home. Its poker room may not be anywhere near as busy as it once was and its luxuries can’t compete with the glitz and glam of hotels on The Strip, but what it lacks in pageantry it makes up for in history and character.
Once there, head upstairs to check out the room where the poker boom happened, the location where the aptly named accountant Chris Moneymaker turned a $35 satellite ticket into $2,500,000 sparking belief that anyone can win. Without this tiny room at Binion’s, poker wouldn’t be what it is today.
Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino
Keeping with the WSOP, let’s talk about its more recent home at The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino. Nothing can prepare you for the sheer size of the tournament rooms and 24-7 cash games in the Pavillion. On the WSOP’s busier days, the deafening sound of chips riffling is only broken up by the sound of someone screaming in delight or despair.
The MGM Grand is, by number of rooms, the second largest hotel in the world and has been featured in films including Casino and Ocean’s 11. The poker room, due to the volume of occupants, is often busy even at non-peak times, perfect for when the mood strikes.
Like the other venues mentioned, it’s the MGM’s history and character that makes it revered the world over. The poker room is usually willing to deal anything you want to play, making it perfect for those low-stakes, mixed-game battles with your friends. And let’s not forget about the majestic lions standing guard imperiously out front.
However, if we had to choose one Vegas casino to play poker in it would be, without a doubt, Aria. Sure, it might have something to do with our Kings of Vegas promotion and the fact that it’s hosting this year’s $2 million guaranteed WPT500. But if you ask us, those are some pretty good reasons.