More poker rooms are opening in Las Vegas

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Posted on: June 18, 2020 6:17 pm EDT

The Bellagio and Caesars Palace are ready to start dealing cards again

After the success that Las Vegas poker rooms are seeing once operations have been resumed, other gambling venues in Sin City are following up by offering live poker service to their customers. One of the most iconic MGM locations, the Bellagio, has announced today as the official day to begin poker operations, which began at 10 AM. Also, the poker room at Caesars Palace will be opened.

Director of poker operations at the Bellagio Mike Williams announced the reopening via Twitter yesterday.
He said in a tweet that the venue will offer “6 handed live action play” available in the 23 tables that will be available. In addition to that, the casino has announced that the poker service will be open 24-7. The Bellagio is located in the Las Vegas Strip and it is the second poker room this popular Las Vegas location to reopen. The first one was the Venetian, which resumed poker operations on June 5, one day after Las Vegas casinos were allowed to reopen for business.

The other venue, the Excalibur, reopens July 11. Other venues that have announced the official reopening date are MGM’s Luxor and The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay Place, which will reopen on June 25. On July 1, Aria Resort & Casino, Mandalay Bay, and Four Seasons Las Vegas are scheduled to reopen, too. For now, the Golden Nugget, The Orleans, and the South Point are the other three gambling venues that are offering poker services in las Vegas.

As per the Nevada Gaming Control Board, casinos need to provide masks available to guests who ask for them; however, many complaints have been made about guests at Las Vegas poker rooms who are not using masks while on the gaming floor. Although it is highly recommended, the use of facial masks is not mandatory, so that’s out of the operator’s control.