The ultimate poker vacation begins and ends in Las Vegas, arguably the poker capital of the world. You may have played poker regularly with your buddies, in your local card room, or even at the world’s largest poker room in Commerce, California, but you haven’t really reached the pinnacle of the poker playing experience if you haven’t been to play in Vegas. The city is awash in poker rooms, each waiting for card players like you to hit the felt and ante up.
If you plan on visiting Las Vegas while a big poker tournament series is going on somewhere in the city, you’re equally as likely to be seated at a table full of complete strangers from all over the globe as you are to catch a glimpse of a known online or live poker pro entering the high-stakes rooms. During your poker trip to Las Vegas you’ll need a place to stay, so Cardplayer Lifestyle has some great hotel recommendations for you.
Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot
Hitting the Las Vegas poker scene for the first time in January 2013 was the Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot, which links together all 7 of the Caesars Entertainment properties in the city. Much like its Atlantic City counterpart, the Total Bad Beat jackpot, which debuted about 3 years earlier, anyone playing in any of the participating rooms gets paid out if there’s a bad beat on a qualifying hand.
The jackpot starts at $200,000 and easily has the potential to grow to over $1 million. The player who loses with quads or better will receive 20% of the jackpot, while the hand’s winner will receive 10% of the jackpot. The remainder is distributed among all players active at the time in all of the 7 rooms, aside from seed money to begin the next jackpot. The jackpot is funded from a $1 drop at all tables, but the potential to win a 7-figure sum dwarfs whatever “value you may be losing” because of the extra rake.
Getting to Las Vegas Poker Rooms
Some Las Vegas hotels promoted by Cardplayer Lifestyle have a free internal shuttle service. These include Harrah’s, Bally’s, and the Rio. The shuttle runs daily, approximately every 30 minutes, from 7 a.m.–2 a.m. While travel on the shuttle is free to all members of the Total Rewards Program, keep in mind that no luggage is allowed on the shuttle.
Another non-pedestrian way to travel from one poker room to the next is to use the Las Vegas monorail, which stops at many hotel casino destinations along the Strip, including Paris, Harrah’s, and Bally’s.
Book Your Las Vegas Poker Vacation via Cardplayer Lifestyle
Click the links to each casino hotel establishment below for more information on their best Las Vegas room rates. After you book your stay via Cardplayer Lifestyle and arrive at your hotel. Be sure to play poker in that hotel’s poker room or an affiliated poker room in order to earn valuable comp dollars that can be applied to your hotel room fees.
Upon arrival at the hotel’s poker room, be sure to ask the shift manager how to get their poker room rate, if available, which is often among the lowest rates each hotel offers. This tip becomes especially valuable to poker players on weekends and holidays, when casino hotel room rates tend to be at their highest.
Book Your Poker Vacation Today!
- Book at Bally’s Las Vegas. More poker info here.
- Book at Caesars Palace. More poker info here.
- Book at Flamingo Las Vegas. More poker info here.
- Book at Harrah’s Las Vegas. More poker info here.
- Book at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. More poker info here.
- Book at Rio Las Vegas. More poker info here.
- Book at The Quad Las Vegas. More poker info here.
- Book at The Venetian. More poker info here.
- Book at The Palazzo.
- Book at The Palms.