New Venetian Poker Room Opens This Summer; Will be the biggest thing in Las Vegas

Venetian poker room

One of the largest and most popular poker rooms in Las Vegas is expanding, and that’s good news for cash and tournament players alike. Today, Venetian Las Vegas announced that it plans to open a brand new poker room this summer.

The new poker room, located on Level 2 of the luxury Las Vegas resort, will feature 50 tables across 13,000 square feet, making it the largest poker room in Las Vegas.

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In addition to the move to the second floor, this is a “strategic move” that brings the poker room closer to popularity Shops on the Grand Canal And The Palazzo The new poker room features a self-parking garage and a self-serve beverage fountain and coffee maker, private restrooms, televisions throughout the room, and USB and USB-C charging ports at every seat.

Perhaps most interestingly, the new Venetian poker room will feature a dedicated streaming room “allowing players to coordinate a vlogging session and providing the ability to stream tournament final tables and cash games.”

“The expansion of the poker room is a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to reimagine the gaming experience at the Venetian Resort.” Danny Ruizsaid Venetian Chief Gaming Officer in a press release. “The space was designed to provide an elevated gaming experience, and everything from design details to enhancements was designed with players in mind.”

Since opening in 2006, the Venetian Poker Room has been one of the most popular cash game and tournament venues in Las Vegas. It is home to and regularly hosts the popular Venetian DeepStack series World Poker Tour (WPT) And Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Events.

“We invest in our players and curate amenities based on their feedback.” Tommy LaRosa, director of poker operations at Venetian, said in the press release. “We can’t wait to unveil the new space this summer and show why the Venetian Poker Room offers and continues to provide an unparalleled poker experience.”

PokerNews caught up with LaRosa to learn more about the updated poker room, which is set to open in time for the summer poker festivities.

Q&A with Venetian Poker Director Tommy LaRosa

Tommy Larosa
Tommy Larosa (Image: WPT)

PokerNews: How long have these plans been in the works?

Larosa: We have announced a reinvestment in the resort of more than $1 billion in 2022. This poker room expansion is part of that reinvestment. But it’s really the culmination of years of listening for our players. Consider what you want from a room to make it feel comfortable and make that a reality in a larger space with a beautiful, modern aesthetic.

Is there an opening date (of course I realize this could change)? Do you hope to have it before June?

We don’t have a date to share yet, sometime this summer.

The streaming space is very exciting. What inspired Venetian to do this?

I don’t know if anything inspired this, but the ability to give vloggers a place to film games is something we’re excited about. And we’re working on being able to stream cash games and final tables from our DeepStack events to give friends and family who aren’t here a chance to watch the action.

Any idea what will happen to the old room?

We are continually making improvements to the casino floor, including the addition of a desk for our new loyalty program, Venetian Rewards, and additional slots in this area through the reconfiguration of the floor.

MSPT Venetian
The current Venetian poker room

Are new tables and chairs planned or will they remain as they are?

We will have new chairs and refreshed tables. Overall, the space will have a modern, clean aesthetic. Each seat will have USB and USB-C charging ports. Other in-room amenities include Grand Lux ​​online ordering and delivery, self-service Coca-Cola soda fountain, televisions throughout, and dedicated restrooms. In addition, the room’s prime location next to the parking garage allows for problem-free arrival and departure.

You have been with Venetian Poker for some time. What does it mean to you personally to have this new space and all the opportunities it offers?

I have been in this role for 12 years, at the poker room since 2006 and at the resort for 25 years overall. For me it’s reinvesting in our team and players. You can’t do that more than once in your career, maybe never. So being able to open a brand new poker room that incorporates so much player feedback is really something that I and our team are proud of.

*Photos courtesy of Venetian Las Vegas.

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