New Electronic Poker Room At Aliante Casino Could Show Way Forward For Smaller Vegas Casinos

John Mehaffey July 23, 2015 948 Reads
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Aliante Casino launched a new poker room this week.

The three-table room spreads PokerPro electronic tables. These are not new to Nevada; they are the same devices hosted by Plaza in downtown Las Vegas.

The poker tables at Aliante Casino are located steps away from the table games pit.

The tables are managed by pit personnel. There is one daily tournament at 1pm. It has a $30 buy-in with $25 going into the prize pool.

The tables are programmed to deal Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha High/Low, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud High/Low. Limits on the machines run as low as $.25/$.50. Aliante Casino will spread any cash game if there is interest.

It will also host private tournaments and sit and gos.

After live poker room closure, new innovations

The PokerPro tables were originally installed at Aliante Casino in late 2014. The machines sat idle for more than six months while awaiting approval by gaming regulators.

The live poker room at Aliante Casino closed in November 2012, weeks after new management took over the property after the Station Casinos bankruptcy. The former live poker room area across from the sportsbook was replaced by a tournament slots area.

The electronic poker room is not the only new gaming concept offered by Aliante Casino. The independent sportsbook launched a mobile betting app in June.

One of the features of the mobile app is eight-cent baseball lines, the best sports betting price in Las Vegas.

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