Hooters Casino in Las Vegas closed its poker room permanently early Sunday morning, March 1. It became the second Las Vegas poker room to close this year and continues the consolidation trend in the market.
The two-table poker room opened at 2pm daily and was often idle. The only game spread at the Hooters poker room was $1/$2 No Limit Texas Hold’em. Tournaments were not offered.
The jackpot funds were distributed during the month of February. The poker room at Hooters gave away $100 high hands every hour from 6pm to 6am daily. The minimum winning hand was an ace high flush. The minimum qualifying hand was eliminated the last night to ensure that the entire $1,200 remaining in the prize pool was paid out before the room closed permanently.
The Hooters poker room was located in the rear of the casino by the parking garage. It was a comfortable room that offered a bar-top table for players waiting for a seat or game. The poker room area was enclosed to keep smoke and casino noise out.
Hooters joins a growing list of Las Vegas casinos that decided to remove poker from its gaming options.
Las Vegas Poker Rooms Closed Since September 2012
- Hooters – March 2015
- The Linq – January 2015
- Texas Station – August 2014
- Sunset Station – May 2014
- Palms – May 2014
- El Cortez – December 2013
- Circus Circus – September 2013
- M Resort – August 2013
- Riviera – June 2013
- Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall – January 2013
- Aliante Station – November 2012
- Ellis Island – September 2012
- Tropicana – September 2012
This brings the number of Las Vegas poker rooms to 39, according to a list compiled by Poker Atlas. This includes the electronic tables at Plaza. The Mirage poker room is also included in that number. It is on hiatus until May while the room is being remodeled and downsized.
Hooters Casino is located just east of the Strip on Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada. The resort was previously known as Hotel San Remo. It was rebranded in 2006. The poker room closure does not affect any other casino or hotel operations.
Kristi Smith first reported the Hooters poker room closure on Twitter Saturday night.
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(Updated to include the Mirage temporary poker room closure.)