Flamingo Las Vegas Poker Room
Flamingo is one of the oldest poker rooms in Las Vegas. The casino is just north of Flamingo Road between Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gambling Hall and is across Las Vegas Boulevard from Caesars Palace. The 12-table poker room is located on the south wall of the casino floor.
Guests arriving to Flamingo from Las Vegas Boulevard should enter the door closest to Bill’s Gambling Hall. The poker room is located just inside that door. If arriving by valet, self parking, or taxi, make a left and walk past the front desk. The poker room is on the left. If arriving by the monorail, walk down the shopping corridor until you reach the front desk. Continue past the front desk and the poker room is on the left.
Floormen and Dealers
The floormen at the Flamingo Poker Room handle the games well. The poker room is friendly and the staff goes out of their way to get to know players. Like all Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment properties, the rake is 10% up to $5. There is also a $1 jackpot drop. This makes it the worst in Las Vegas and is a source of many complaints that hurts the poker room’s ability to grow.
Popular Games and Limits
Flamingo’s poker room has three main games. The two most popular games are 1/2 No Limit Texas Hold’em and 2/4 Fixed Limit Texas Hold’em. A 3/6 Fixed Limit Texas Hold’em game can be found from time to time as well. A high stakes Pot Limit Omaha game is dealt with a private group of players. Although the poker room cannot create private games, the other players will sit out if an outsider attempts to enter the game.
There are five tournaments a day at the Flamingo Poker Room. At 10am, 6pm, and 9pm, there is a $65 tournament. At 2pm, there is a $75 tournament with $20 of this buy in going towards a bounty. At 12:30am, there is a $55 tournament. All tournaments are No Limit Texas Hold’em.
Players earn $1 per hour in comps while playing cash games. Comps may be used towards food and hotel at any Caesars Entertainment property.
Jackpots and Promotions
Flamingo offers several promotions. There is a high hand bonus where players that make four of a kind win $50, a straight flush wins $100, and a royal flush wins $500. Players must use both hole cards to win the high hand bonus. There is also a $10,000 bad beat jackpot. If a player loses four of a kind or better, and both the winning and losing player use both hole cards, the bad beat jackpot hits. The losing player wins $5000. The player that beat him wins $3000. The remaining $2000 is split among the players at the table dealt in the hand that did not have the winning or losing hand.
Atmosphere and Features
The Flamingo Poker Room is plain. Nothing really stands out. It is an old poker room in an old casino. The poker tables all have automatic shufflers installed in them. The Bravo system is used to track player hours and waitlists. The current games can be found using the Bravo Poker app. The tables are of average condition and chairs are older style with no settings for comfort.
There is a deli just outside of the poker room. There is also a food court with a pizza place, Asian food, a sub shop, and a burger joint. While these are the best options for poker players on the go, there are some higher end choices as well.
Flamingo’s hotel has recently been upgraded. All hotel rooms have received improvements that make them more competitive than neighboring properties. Unfortunately, poker players do not receive a discount on hotel rooms.
3555 Las Vegas Blvd South * 702-733-3485
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