The Mirage Relaunches Its Poker Room As Nevada Tournament Season Heats Up

May 30, 2015
The Mirage Relaunches Its Poker Room As Nevada Tournament Season Heats Up

There is finally some good news in the Las Vegas poker world. The Mirage reopened its poker room after a four-month hiatus. The Mirage remodeled the poker room during the temporary closure. The poker room trimmed its number of tables from 19 to 12 during the renovation.

The portion of the poker room that was removed will be converted into a casino cage. That work is nearly finished. The location of the cage forced Mirage to move a row of blackjack tables.

Relaunch kicks off busy Nevada poker season

The Mirage poker room reopened at 8am on May 22. This was just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend rush. It is also a big time for poker in Las Vegas with the WSOP and other major Nevada tournaments series right around the corner.

The main games at Mirage are 3/6 Fixed Limit Hold’em and 1/2 No Limit Hold’em. The no limit game has a buy-in range of $100-$300. The Mirage Poker Room also spread some 3/6 mixed game action during its relaunch weekend.

Mirage poker room promotions

The promotions at the Mirage poker room include a high hand bonus where players receive $500 for a royal flush, $200 for a straight flush, and $100 for quads. Players must use both hole cards to qualify for the bonus.

Mirage poker room reopensThere is a mini bad beat jackpot. A player that loses four of a kind or better using both hole cards wins $1,200. The winning hand takes home $525, while the rest of the players at the table each win $100.

Players receive $2 per hour in comps that may be used towards restaurants. There is a poker rate for the hotel offered for cash game players.

The house takes $1 from cash game hands to fund the promotions pool.

There are two daily No Limit Hold’em tournaments. The start times are 11am and 7pm. Most tournaments have a $65 buy-in. Players start with 8,000 in chips. Levels go up every 20 minutes.

There are three time slots each week when a different tournament is spread. There is a $100 tournament with 15,000 in chips and 20 minute levels on Friday and Saturday at 7pm. The Friday event has a $25 bounty.

The 11am Saturday event is called The Stack. It starts with 25,000 chips and levels increase every 25 minutes.

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