The poker room at Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip is will close for remodeling at 10am on Sunday, January 25, 2015. The poker room is expected to reopen on or about May 15, 2015. The new poker room’s size will be smaller.
Vegas Chatter reports that there will be 12 tables in the new Mirage poker room, down from the current 19. The casino cage will be relocated to a portion of the current poker room’s footprint, according to that same report.
The Mirage poker room opened in 1989, making it one of the longest running in Las Vegas. It was once home to the highest limit games in Las Vegas. The opening of Bellagio, and to a lesser extent Wynn and Venetian, drew the bigger games away. Most of the action at Mirage today is at 3/6 fixed limit and 1/2 no limit Texas Hold’em.
Treasure Island, which is connected to Mirage by tram, has launched some promotions to help draw players from its neighbor while it is closed. These promotions include:
- Lowering jackpot drop to $1
- Lowering the rake for limit games
- Offering “Aces Cracked” during day shift.
- Mini bad beat jackpot that releases when aces full of 10’s or better loses
- High hand promotions
- Guaranteed prize pools for all four daily tournaments
The no limit game is now 1/2 at Treasure Island with a buyin of $100-$500. The game previously had blinds of $1 and $3.