Caesars Palace Las Vegas to Fold Poker Room for 2-3 Months

Posted on: June 23, 2024, 04:03h. 

Last updated on: June 24, 2024, 10:26h.

Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip is closing its poker room for a renovation expected to take two or three months. That’s according to a company memo emailed to employees and intercepted by Poker News.

The Caesars Palace poker room will close on or around July 17 for 60-90 days. (Image: Scott Roeben/Vital Vegas)

Unfortunately for the 18-table poker room, it won’t emerge renovated after the renovation. That’s because the remodel is being done to the property’s high-limit slot area.

Casinos can do without poker revenue more readily than they can without the much greater revenue from high-limit slots. So the poker room will serve as the temporary high-limit slot room during the remodel.

The poker room will deal its last hand on or around July 17, though “nothing has been decided or set in stone,” according to the memo.

July 17 is also the date of the final table at the World Series of Poker, currently being held at sister Caesars Entertainment properties the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. So perhaps Caesars figures that poker players won’t notice the inconvenience as much on that date. It’s also the last day of operations for The Mirage before it undergoes a three-year transformation into the next Hard Rock Las Vegas.

According to the Caesars Palace memo, Caesars Entertainment is searching for a place to open a temporary Caesars Palace poker room during the remodel. However, none has been found yet, and there’s no guarantee that one will be.

The current poker room at Caesars Palace opened 10 years ago, near the sportsbook and Mesa Grill, just before the property’s former poker room was encroached upon by an expansion of the former Pure nightclub.