Poker Rooms – Best poker, cheapest limits in downtown Las Vegas?

I'm going to be staying in downtown Las Vegas this Memorial Day weekend. What are the best poker rooms in downtown Vegas? 1/2 NL Holdem with less than $100 buyins? Best cheap poker tournaments in downtown vegas?

Any information pertaining to poker in downtown Vegas is much appreciated, thanks!

Binions is the current king of poker (it is, after all, where the world series of poker began) with 18 tables in the main room and dozens more close by. 7-Card Stud $1-$5: Hold-em $2-$3-$6 mostly: Omaha occasionally. They have no-limit, and other high-limit games on busy nights.

The Golden Nugget has ten tables, comfortable chairs but the room is open and noisy. Only Hold 'Em, $2-$4, $3-$6, and a $1-$2 no-limit game with a $200 minimum buy-in. They have a couple tournaments every day.

Fitzgerald's has 6 tables. Hold 'Em only in the $1-$2 no-limit and $3-$6 limit varieties.

El Cortez has 3 tables usually Hold 'Em 1-3-6. Games are going most of the time.

Those are the only ones I am familiar with. I think the Plaza has a poker room but that place is too seedy for my taste.

Good Luck!


If your new to Vegas and/or casino poker give the Shara a shot. It was the first place I played poker in a casino. On the limit games there is only a big blind so you can save some money there and the level of competition is weak so it is really a great way to get a feel for the game.

After that I suggest any of the downtown casinos. The horseshoe, four queens and nugget are all good places to play with low buy ins.

Info on the poker scene in Las Vegas

For info on daily poker tournaments…

Poker rooms - tables
Binion's - 14
El Cortez - 2
Fitzgeralds - 6
Golden Nugget - 10
Plaza - 10


I just read a great e-book about online poker. It teaches a very basic method that lets even a poker rookie profit hard from online poker. Very simple idea and a fast read!

When I was in Vegas last month I finally played at the Mirage, and I was suprised how awesome the play was, and how many stupid people were playing. I took home over 500.00 it was awesome!

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