Poker has long ceased to be just a game. Today, millions of players around the world earn good money on this game.
In addition to offline poker rooms, online poker is very popular today. This is a good opportunity to play from anywhere in the world. A wide variety of poker and gambling entertainment can be found in Las Vegas – a huge metropolis in the southern United States.
Las Vegas is one of the few cities in the US that allows gambling. Here you can find many luxury hotels and casinos with the biggest jackpots. Grandiose entertainment shows and concerts of world celebrities are held in this city every day.
History of Las Vegas
This famous city began its history at the beginning of the 20th century – then a railway junction with a small station was founded on the territory of modern Las Vegas, next to which buildings gradually began to appear and infrastructure developed.
Officially, Las Vegas appeared on the US map in 1905 – then it was inhabited mainly by workers and railroad workers. From the very beginning, gambling was allowed in Las Vegas, fights without rules – this has always attracted a large number of tourists.
In 1931, casinos were closed throughout the United States and poker was banned. Las Vegas became the only place where it was possible to open a gambling establishment, so the flow of tourists increased even more.
In the middle of the last century, Las Vegas became a truly global gambling center – and this happened thanks to the mafia. Gangster Bugsy Siegel has invested a lot of money in Las Vegas by building a huge entertainment complex “Flamingo”. The city began to develop and grow rapidly thanks to the income from gambling establishments and hotels.
Poker in Las Vegas
Texas poker is considered the most popular in Las Vegas, but not all casinos have the opportunity to play this game. The largest gambling establishments in the city offer a wide variety of entertainment. Almost in all establishments you can play at micro-limits with blinds of $1/2 and $2/4. The most diverse range of limits is offered by large casinos in the city center – from the minimum, up to $4000/8000, such as Bellagio.
All major casinos such as MGM Grand, Rio, Wynn, Bellagio, Venetian and Aria regularly host poker tournaments with buy-ins starting at $20. If you want to save some money, then you should choose a poker room away from the center – as a rule, the farther the casino is from the central boulevards, the cheaper the food and drinks at the bar. However, the choice of poker tables will also be smaller.
In addition to poker, Las Vegas establishments also host official events of various levels. For example, the Rio casino hosts the World Series of Poker (WSOP), which attracts tens of thousands of people from all over the world. This tournament is considered the most popular poker championship in the world. The casino also hosts various U.S. national championships, as well as city and state championships, and even a WPT women’s tournament.
If you want to have a good rest and play poker and other gambling games, then you can find anything in Las Vegas. However, before starting the game, it is worth remembering that all gambling is a big risk, so experts advise you to set your own limit in advance so as not to lose all the money.