Venetian Las Vegas to Relocate Poker Room

Posted on: February 21, 2024, 02:11h. 

Last updated on: February 22, 2024, 11:43h.

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas plans to relocate its poker room sometime this summer from the casino floor to Level 2 of the Grand Canal Shoppes.

The current poker room at the Venetian
The current poker room at the Venetian is ante-ing up. (Image:

Pending Nevada regulatory approval, the new poker room will feature 50 tables spread across 14,000 square feet. Though a press release from the resort refers to this as “an expansion,” the Venetian’s current poker room, formerly known as the Sands Poker Room, features 59 tables in the same square footage.

The expansion of the poker room is a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts of reimagining the gaming experience at the Venetian Resort,” said Danny Ruiz, the property’s chief gaming officer, in the release. “The room was designed to provide an elevated playing experience and everything from design details to enhancements were made with the players in mind.”

Additional amenities in the new space, based on years of player feedback, will include dedicated bathrooms, USB charging ports at every seat, and a self-serve Coca-Cola fountain. Guests will also be able to order food online and have it delivered by the Grand Lux Café. The room will also feature kiosks for both the resort’s loyalty program, Venetian Rewards, and William Hill sports betting.

The new poker room will continue to provide cash games and the DeepStack poker tournament series. It will also introduce a dedicated streaming room, allowing players to coordinate vlogging sessions and to live-stream tournament final tables and cash games.

The Venetian’s original poker room opened in 2006 and will remain open until the new one is completed. No completion date has been specified.

The resort didn’t reveal what it plans to do with the space occupied by the current poker room, nor did it specify the cost of its relocation. However, it announced last year that a $188 million renovation of its convention center was part of a $1 billion capital investment project scheduled by Vici Properties, which owns the Strip resort, and New York-based Apollo Global Management, which operates it.