Major Las Vegas Strip Poker Room Reopens September 30
One of Las Vegas’ biggest poker rooms announced it will be reopening at the end of the month.
Wynn Las Vegas announced Monday that it will be reopening its poker room Sept. 30 at noon. It is the last of the major poker rooms on the Strip to reopen. Despite reopening the rest of the casino when eligible on June 4, Wynn decided that its poker room, which is technically located at the Encore, would remain locked until conditions were safer.
Many of the other large rooms decided to reopen sooner. Bellagio and Caesars Palace started spreading games again in mid-June, while Aria’s poker room reopened July 1. The Venetian has offered poker from the day the property reopened in early June.
Wynn’s poker room will operate 24 of its 28 tables to ensure social distancing and games will be spread eight-handed with plexiglass dividers separating each player. Masks are required, as they are in every other area of the casino, and there will be enhanced sanitization measures in place to keep the environment as clean as possible.
The new guidelines fall in line with what most other Las Vegas Strip poker rooms are implementing. The other major rooms are using plexiglass dividers as well, but Bellagio and Aria are six-handed games, while Caesars Palace and Venetian are spreading games eight-handed.
Outside of just a few casinos, the entire Las Vegas Strip has reopened for business, but not all the poker rooms are operational. The poker room at The Mirage, is partially temporarily filled with slot machines, and outside of Caesars Palace, all other Caesars Entertainment-owned poker rooms are still locked. That will change shortly when Bally’s begins spreading poker games Friday, Sept. 25.