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Caesars Palace Las Vegas To Close Poker Room For Slots

Card Room Temporarily Closing With No Re-Opening Date

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Caesars Palace Las VegasPoker players heading to Las Vegas may soon see one fewer card-playing option. Caesars Palace will be closing its poker venue in the coming weeks.

The property is expected to close the 18-table room around July 17 as part of a renovation project, according to the report from PokerNews. The area housing the casino’s high-limit slots will undergo renovation and that area will be temporarily relocated to the slot area. The project is expected to take about two or three months and whether the poker room returns after that isn’t yet known.

“According to our source, Caesars is looking to find a temporary home for the poker room during the high limit remodeling process,” PokerNews noted. “But a space hasn’t yet been chosen, and there’s no guarantee at this point that the casino will find a spot.”

Caesars Palace is one of the premier Las Vegas Strip casinos and owned by Caesars Entertainments, which also owns the World Series of Poker as well as the venues for the annual festival, Horseshoe and Paris. The company also owns numerous other properties in Las Vegas and across the country.

Staff have become concerned that they may be losing their jobs at the property.

“Once the plans are finalized we will do our part to provide the team members with the information,” management noted in a memo.

The property has been a popular spot with poker players through the years, regularly hosting tournament series and cash games. It has been the home to the WSOP Circuit and was also the venue for the televised NBC National Heads Up Poker Championships. During the poker boom, the Caesars poker room had its own dedicated space, however a nightclub expansion forced the card tables out into the main casino near the sportsbook.

Several other poker rooms have closed in recent years since the pandemic, including the Mirage, Tropicana, Treasure Island, Binion’s, and others.

The Mirage recently announced that the casino would be closing on July 17 as the casino transforms into a Hard Rock property. The casino is expected to reopen in 2027 and there may be a possibility that could include a poker room as the Seminole Tribe, which runs the company, is a heavy player in the game in Florida.