The poker landscape has seen a litany of changes in 2012, and as the year winds toward a close it’s once again time for the BLUFF Reader’s Choice Awards. Your votes will decide the winners in 14 unique categories covering all of the players, personalities, locations and content the poker world has to offer.
Poker is a game that’s played worldwide, but no matter how far it spreads Las Vegas will be the center of activity. From cash games great and small to tournament series’ that also span a wide range of buy-ins, Las Vegas has something to offer for any level of poker player. Four rooms come to mind when it comes to Las Vegas poker, and each offers a little something different from their competitors.
The nominees are the same as last year, and that might be good news for the Aria, who won this award going away. They received nearly 50% of the vote, and with good reason. They offer cash games as small as $1/$3 and run all the way up to the high-stakes action in Ivey’s Room. They also provide daily tournaments twice a day that draw healthy crowds. The Bellagio is known as the spot for mid and high-stakes players, and their tournament series’ include the WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic.
The Venetian recently completely remodeled, increasing the size of an already large poker room. The cash games there start at $4/$8 Limit and include No Limit Hold’em, Limit Omaha Hi-Lo, Pot Limit Omaha, HORSE and more. There’s also the Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza, the tournament series they hold four times a year. Wrapping up the category is the Wynn. Located on the North end of the strip, the Wynn has one of the most popular poker rooms as well, with a fairly wide range of cash games as well as the Wynn Classic tournament series.
Once more, here are your four nominees for Favorite Las Vegas Room.