Aria Las Vegas Poker Room
Aria is located in the CityCenter complex located in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip. Aria is one of the newest Las Vegas poker rooms. Opened in 2010, Aria quickly became a favorite for recreational and professional poker players. This 24-table poker room offers many luxurious amenities. The chairs are top quality poker room chairs with adjustable seat height and backs. The chairs are among the most comfortable in Las Vegas. The tables always clean and are in top condition.
The poker room is immediately inside the Las Vegas Strip entrance. Poker players that enter at street level need to make a left and the poker room is on the left. If entering from the parking deck, go down the escalator and make a left. If arriving from the tram from Bellagio, skip the Aria station and take the tram to the Monte Carlo station. Take a left and go down the escalators on the left. The poker room will be on the left.
Floormen, Managers, and Dealers
Aria has some of the top poker room managers in Las Vegas. The brush is always able to help arriving players find a game and get on the wait list if needed. When a player leaves a game, the floor people replace empty seats efficiently. There is also a separate tournament desk so that the cash games are not affected by the start of a large tournament.
Aria dealers are professionals that make few mistakes. They get to know the players by name and help make the games personable. Aria dealers know how to deal many games. Mixed games are no match for the dealers at Aria. The dealers will be able to deal any game that is brought to them at the highest level of expertise and professionalism.
Popular Games and Limits
The Aria Poker Room has one of the widest selections of games available in Las Vegas. While the most popular games are 1/3 and 2/5 No Limit Texas Hold’em, there are still many other games spread. Pot Limit Omaha is a common game in 1/3 and 2/5 limits. A 5/10 No Limit Texas Hold’em game is spread during busier times. Aria is the home to mixed games in Las Vegas. Limits between 4/8 and 400/800 are spread on a regular basis. The games in the mixed games include Baduci, Badacey, 2-7 Triple Draw, Razz, and Seven Card Stud High/Low.
Aria offers two daily tournaments. Both tournaments have a $125 entry fee. Of that $125, $97 goes into the prize pool. The house fee is $25 and the dealers receive $3 of the prize pool. The tournament typically draws about 100 players. There are extra tournament tables outside of the poker room to help with overflow on busier nights.
Players receive $2 an hour while playing at Aria. Between 5am and 10am, players receive $3 an hour. Players must clock in with their MLife player’s card. MLife is also used at all other MGM properties in Las Vegas including Bellagio, Monte Carlo, and MGM Grand. Comps may be used at all restaurants at Aria. All Aria restaurants will deliver food tableside. If a player wishes to use their comps for tableside service, they should contact the floor manager before ordering so that the floor person can set up a comp. Players may also use comps for table massages.
Jackpots and Other Promotions
Like most big Las Vegas poker rooms, there is no jackpot drop. There are no jackpot hands at Aria.
Atmosphere and Amenities
The Aria Poker Room has a festive atmosphere. Unlike other higher end poker rooms, Aria feels like one big party. There is a lot of excitement during all ins. The players often seem like one big family. Aria offers luxurious amenities at their tables including high-end chairs and tables. There are also automatic shufflers at each table. Aria uses Bravo Poker, which tracks player’s hourly comps and helps the floor manager with waitlists. High limit games are played in separate, walled off rooms. The highest limit games are played in Ivey’s Room.
Aria offers many high-end food options. Food from any Aria restaurant can be ordered directly to the poker table with the exception of the buffet. Food options include Lemongrass, Skybox, Café Vettro, Breeze Café, Sweet Chili, Sage, and many more. There is also a coffee shop located just outside of the poker room.
Aria offers a new five-star hotel. Poker players that play for five hours a day on average qualify for the poker rate. The poker rate is $99 on weekdays and $139 on weekends. The rate may be higher on busy weekends.
3730 Las Vegas Blvd South * 702-590-7230
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