Luxor Casino in Las Vegas announces Poker room closure

luxor casino MGM Resorts International own a plethora of casinos in Las Vegas. In recent years, the revenue growth from poker rooms has stagnated and this has led to a total of 22 poker rooms closing in the last six years. MGM officials recently announced that Luxor Casino will close its poker room doors on June 18th. This comes after Hard Rock and Monte Carlo in Las Vegas shut their poker room in March and April respectively.

Luxor Casino

Luxor Casino might be hanging up its poker room shoes, but they will still offer deluxe gaming options. They have 120,000 square feet of space, with over 2,000 slot machines, video poker and multi-game machines. Luxor Casino also cater to their customers needs with a host of restaurants and a handy food court with easy grab-and-go options. Furthermore,  they also have an array of bars and lounges, along with a relaxing spa and salon.

Despite, the Luxor Casino closure, MGM will still have a solid poker offering with 24 tables at poker room Aria and 37 tables at Bellagio. As of June 18th, Las Vegas will have approximately 33 poker rooms in total. There are now only 18 poker rooms left on the main strip.

The decline of traditional poker

Michael Lawton, Senior Research Analyst for the Nevada Gaming Control Board, told Card Player in a statement that “the proliferation of casinos across the United States has decreased the need for players to travel to Nevada to play poker”. He went on to say that ““At this point the consensus is that traditional poker will not experience any significant growth without a national interactive component to support growth in traditional poker by introducing new players to the game.”

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