Resorts World Las Vegas

Resorts World Las Vegas Poker Room Review

Resorts World Las Vegas is the newest mega-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort sits at the northern end of Las Vegas Boulevard near the Stratosphere and houses multiple hotels, restaurants, and conference areas in addition to the gaming floor, sky casino, sportsbook, and poker room. The Resorts World Las Vegas poker room is not only the newest poker room on the strip, it is the first new poker room to open in Vegas in over fifteen years.

Setting and Non-Poker Amenities

Resorts World is a beautiful, brand spanking new facility, that opened in 2021. It has a very upscale feel, similar to the Wynn-owned properties. It is owned by the Genting Group out of Malaysia and is loosely connected to Resorts World Catskills which we also visited and reviewed recently.

Resorts World Las Vegas houses hundreds (if not thousands) of slot machines on its primary gaming floor, along with a variety of table games, including all the standards. There is also a separate “Sky Casino” on the 66th floor.

This massive facility also includes a number of great restaurants, an upscale food court, three separate hotels (Conrad, Hilton, and Crockfords), a world class spa, and a massive shopping mall. You could easily get all of your needs met here without ever leaving the facility. We had a terrific meal at the upscale Mexican restaurant Viva! one evening after a tournament and can recommend it highly.

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Resorts World Las Vegas Poker Room Comfort

The Resorts World Las Vegas poker room became one of our favorite poker rooms the minute we sat down to play our first tournament there. The room was bright, open, and exceedingly comfortable. The color scheme was understated, but attractive. While the poker room at Resorts World is not completely closed off from the surrounding casino, it is set down a hallway. Both the room itself and the hallway are no smoking. Thus, while you can hear sounds from the nearby gaming floor, they are muted and you will detect little to no smoke in the poker room.

The poker room held 21 tables, approximately evenly split between cash and tournament tables. There was also a small side room with a few tables for high roller or VIP players.

The chairs are extremely comfortable with wheels, adequate padding, and full adjustability. They may be the second most comfortable that we have experienced beyond those at the Concord Casino in New Hampshire. The tables possess auto-shufflers, padded rails, and USB ports, but no drink cups. There are however small tables that circulate in the room for those needing a place to set drinks or food. As the poker room was mere months old when we visited, the chips were brand new, as were the tables and cards. The cards were branded with nice big faces that were easy to see across the table.

The only downside of the room was the temperature. The room was very cold across multiple visits. In fact on one of our visits, a woman brought a full comforter to snuggle under while she played a tournament.

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Poker Room Staff

The Resorts World Las Vegas poker room staff was fabulous. The dealers, waitstaff, and floor were all top of the line. The poker room manager brought 17 dealers with him from his previous engagement at Encore Boston Harbor, and the quality shows. The dealers were fast, skillful, and had a solid command of the rules and the room etiquette. Floors dealt with disputes calmly and fairly. Tournament numbers were updated promptly and accurately. The first time we played at Resorts World, a floor even walked us to our starting tables.

 



 

Players at Resorts World Las Vegas Poker Room

The crowd at Resorts World was fairly diverse. The tournament players were a mix of poker players in town for the WSOP, general tourists, and Las Vegas regulars. Thus, the players spanned varied ages and ethnicities. There were also a fair number of women in each of the three tournaments we played there. Playing styles were as varied as the players. Most players were familiar with the game and tournament rules, however, there were a few tournament novices where were unfamiliar with the big blind ante, for example.

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Cash Play Activity

While we were in Las Vegas, there were generally a few $1/$3 tables running, along with a mix of other cash tables. Resorts World Las Vegas is working hard to establish itself as a mixed game venue in order to carve out a niche in the busy Las Vegas poker landscape.

Tournament Structures

Resorts World runs a twice-daily tournament at 12:05 and 7:05 pm. For $160 you receive 20,000 chips (no dealer add). Blind levels start at 20 minutes and increase to 30 minutes after level six. The big blind ante starts right at the beginning of the tournament. There are no add-ons, but there are unlimited re-entries. Blind levels increase incredibly gradually. This felt like an extremely well-structured tournament and offered a lot of play for solid players.

Overall Assessment of Resorts World Las Vegas Poker Room

Resorts World Las Vegas is a brilliant new addition to the Las Vegas strip. The facility is shiny and new, and the poker room is a joy to play in. The surroundings are comfortable, the staff is attentive and top-notch, and the daily tournament structure is excellent. We highly recommend this poker room and look forward to returning to play again soon!

 

  • Comfort
  • Personnel
  • Tournament Structures
4.7

Summary

Resorts World Las Vegas is a brilliant new addition to the Las Vegas strip. The facility is shiny and new, and the poker room is a joy to play in. The surroundings are comfortable, the staff is attentive and top-notch, and the daily tournament structure is excellent. We highly recommend this poker room and look forward to returning to play again soon!

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