A pair of Las Vegas poker rooms will likely be quickly closed this fall through the 2021 World Series of Poker.
The poker rooms at Bally’s and Flamingo Las Vegas each posted on the Bravo poker app Wednesday that the properties could be closing its poker rooms between Sept. 26 and Nov. 26. Both of those poker rooms are owned by Caesars Entertainment and coincide with the dates for the upcoming dwell WSOP.
“Please join us at the World Series of Poker in the Rio Convention Center for bracelet events, satellites, daily deep stack tournaments and cash games or Caesars Palace Poker room for cash games and daily tournaments,” learn the practically equivalent posts on the app.
There had been rumors circulating final month that Caesars would shut a few of its poker rooms in order that the staff at these rooms may work the sequence and alleviate staffing points stemming from the present labor scarcity. While the announcement doesn’t formally verify the explanation for the closure, the dates make it look like it was greater than a coincidence.
When Las Vegas casinos started reopening within the wake of the pandemic, many poker rooms stayed closed. MGM by no means reopened poker rooms on the Mirage or Excalibur and delayed opening its room at Mandalay Bay. Even after it did reopen the room, it got here with restricted working hours.
Caesars opted to maintain the Rio poker site closed and ultimately closed the Planet Hollywood poker site after it initially reopened with restricted hours. After Planet Hollywood’s room shuttered, the one Caesars-owned poker rooms remaining had been Caesars Palace, Flamingo and Bally’s.
Flamingo and Bally’s had been the smaller of the three remaining rooms. There had been 11 accessible tables on the Flamingo and one other 14 at Bally’s in comparison with 18 at Caesars. The flagship property additionally had significantly extra foot visitors and the one one of many three to recurrently unfold stakes bigger than $1-$3 no-limit maintain’em.
The 2021 World Series of Poker is scheduled to carry 88 dwell occasions and run from Thursday, Sept. 30 by way of Tuesday, Nov. 23.
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