Treasure Island Casino Closes Poker Room In Las Vegas
Poker players will have one less option in Las Vegas, Nevada as the TI Treasure Island Casino confirmed to USPoker on Tuesday that has closed its poker room. Offering cash games and regular tournaments, the Treasure Island featured seven tables and spread no-limit hold’em, limit hold’em, and mixed games.
There had been rumors in recents days on social media about the rooms closing, but officials with the company released the following statement on Tuesday.
“Yes, TI is closing its poker room. The reason is because it is a small space, and is not competitive with larger poker rooms on the Strip.”
The casino closed the room officially on Tuesday and removed the poker section from its website.
Casino management haven’t decided what will replace the poker room. The casino was the brainchild of casino impresario Steve Wynn and was open for business in 1993. The property is known for its pirate theme and buccaneer show that plays out along the Strip each night – complete with cannon fire and sinking ships.
Businessman Phil Ruffin purchased the property in 2008 and gave it a more modern feel in recent years.
While the poker industry remains healthy with numerous tours and record turnouts for events at the World Series of Poker, smaller rooms in Las Vegas have closed their doors in recent years.
Others recently closed in recent years include the Pals, El Cortez, The Linq, Texas Station, Circus Circus, Tropicana, and the Plaza. While numerous casinos in Las Vegas offer large poker rooms with plenty of action, the closing means fewer rooms in the poker marketplace for players.
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