Westgate Reopens Poker Room

The Westgate resort just east of the Las Vegas Strip reopened its live poker room this week. The announcement was made via Twitter through the property’s sportsbook account:

There are six tables at the new Westgate poker room. The room only hosts cash games at this time. Westgate plans to spread tournaments in the near future.

The main game is 1/2 No Limit Texas Hold’em. The buy-in range is $50 to $200, according to PokerAtlas. The room hopes to spread small fixed limit games and Pot Limit Omaha in the future.

The Westgate poker room is in the old fan cave area of the sportsbook. This is steps away from where it once was in a slot area within the sportsbook.

The poker room has several televisions in it. Players can also see ones located within the sportsbook from many seats.

Cash game players earn $1 an hour in comps. The rake is 10 percent up to $4. Westgate is taking a $2 jackpot drop to help seed early promotions. These include $50 high hands every half hour.

Westgate sometimes charges for parking. This occurs when there is a big convention in the area. The Westgate poker room will comp parking for players. In fact, Westgate guests that gamble or spend money in other ways on the property can receive a refund for parking. Those fees are meant to discourage people from parking there for free and walking over to neighboring Las Vegas Convention Center.

Poker players have noted that the Westgate poker room manager David Fried has stated that there will be deals for local players. This may include easily obtainable buffet comps and freerolls designed to attract local players into the Westgate poker room.

This is the second poker room for Westgate. The first room closed in 2015 after it struggled to attract players and changed casino management companies. The Las Vegas Hilton and LVH also spread poker rooms when the property operated under those brands.

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