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Venetian Announces Expansion Plans For Largest Poker Room In Vegas

New Location Adds 15 Tables And Dedicated Livestream Area


Venetian and Palazzo CasinosThe Venetian has some big plans for poker in the works that will see the property house the largest card room in Las Vegas. This summer, the room will be moved to the second level of the Grand Canal Shoppes, which connects the Venetian to the adjacent Palazzo Casino.

The move takes the room from 35 tables to 50 in the new 14,000-square-foot space. Venetian officials said the new venue would “push the boundaries of modern poker forward.”

Details On The Plans

The move to grow poker at the property comes after some properties have closed poker rooms in recent years. Venetian management took player input into account when planning for the new area. Players will no longer have to walk out into the main casino for a trip to the restroom. Plans now call for dedicated bathrooms right in the poker room.

Other amenities include a self-serve fountain drink and coffee station. There will also be USB chargers at every seat, easy online food ordering right at a player’s seat, with sports betting and player rewards kiosks in the room as well.

“It’s going to be a completely different look and a completely different feel,” Director of Poker Operations Tommy LaRosa told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It’s going to be modern, it’s going to be clean, and it’s just going to be unique. It’s going to be a one-of-a-kind space.”

The location near the Palazzo puts the room away from the smoke and noise of the main casino floor, and also allows for easier access to the self-parking garage, and more restaurant options. The Venetian is also bringing a high-tech touch to the plans with a dedicated streaming room for tables during tournament series and also for poker vloggers who may want to visit.

“What these streams can do is welcome people, make them feel comfortable and make them want to get out and try it right,” LaRosa told the Review-Journal. “That’s what we hope — that they see the Venetian poker room as part of those vlogs, that they want to experience exactly what those vloggers are doing, and be a part of a part of what we’re offering here at The Venetian.”

The Venetian has developed quite a poker following since opening in 2006. The property regularly runs major tournament series including the DeepStack events. The property was also the site of a recent Card Player Poker Tour event that saw Andrew Rodgers come out on top for $103,936.

The current poker room is expected to remain open until the new venue is unveiled.