Caesars Palace's Poker Room and New Nightclub
Caesars Palace will open its first poker room in at least 12 years in response to the burgeoning popularity of poker, while Bellagio and Bally's Las Vegas are considering expanding their poker areas.
Many properties on the Las Vegas Strip still do not have poker rooms or closed their poker rooms years ago, preferring to install more profitable slot machines. But a proliferation of television coverage on poker, coupled with the fact that Affleck loves poker, has changed all that.
The Caesars' poker room, at around 15,000 square feet, will open by about March or April adjacent to the sports book as well as a nightclub now under construction.
In other Ceasars news, Pure, the first nightclub at Caesars Palace and one of the largest yet on the Strip, is expected to open on New Year's Eve with Mariah Carey. Tickets for the New Year's Eve event are $125.