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Venetian Poker Room Sits Out For A Month

Where: 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
August 22, 2012 at 2:25 PM | by | Comment (1)

Las Vegas's biggest poker room folded up shop a few weeks ago at the Venetian. Literally, the poker room threw up the walls seen below, cutting itself off from the rest of the gaming floor and taking some of that with it to boot.

Have no fear though, poker players, as the shutdown is only temporary for the month of August so that the six year old room can undergo some renovations and get even bigger. Pokerati reports when the room reopens September 1 it will have gone from 52 tables to 59 and upgraded both the TVs and already pretty terrific chairs. The high limit area will also have a different look to it.

To expand, the room will soak up some of the floor space leading to Noodle Asia and the Cantor Sportsbook that was previously used for overflow tournament play anyway. In the meantime, poker action has moved over behind the escalators of the Palazzo. Or, adjacent to Carnevino if that's a better point of reference.

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Renovations

I tweeted/tumbld a few pics of the renovations at the Venetain a few weeks ago. I like the changes. It feels like a brighter, larger (yet cozier) basement.

Curious to see how the poker room turns out. I hope they have a wall up so I don't have to hear the clickity clack of chips while I'm watching baseball.

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