Poker Room Features
Poker Room Details
- Venue Type
- Hotel & Casino
- Rewards Program
- Comps & Promotions
- $2/hr. High Hands: Royals $500, Straight Flush $200, Quads $100. Insured Aces aka Aces Cracked (12pm – 8pm) $150 to a player who loses with pocket Aces. Splash Pots (begins 6/9) (12:15pm – 8:15pm) Once per hour, all active tables $100
Mandalay Bay Details
Since 1999, Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino has been home to a well-presented poker room that spreads at least 10 tables of action on a regular basis. Following the global trends of poker, no-limit hold’em is the most popular game here. At least three no-limit tournaments run every day at an affordable level for tourists and locals, with buy-ins ranging between $40 and $100. The cash-game action follows a similar trend, as players can jump in no-limit games up to $2-$5 stakes and limit hold’em as high as $3-$6.
The Mandalay Bay poker room can be found just beyond the sportsbook in its own elevated area of the casino floor. The raised platform is surrounded by Roman-style pillars and a low ornate railing and heralded by an enormous glowing “poker room” sign. There are several monitors spread around the high points of the surrounding walls which serve different purposes. Some give information about the tournaments that are in progress or upcoming, and others supply sports broadcasts for interested players. Meanwhile, the far end of the raised area is the location of a massive scoreboard-style screen that displays waiting lists and details about the cash games in action.
The Mandalay Bay poker room’s comp rate is the standard $1 per hour. Players earn comps while they play with their M life card which can be used at 14 Restaurants throughout Mandalay Bay and Mandalay Place. Poker promotions offered include a unique progressive tiered high-hand system. On certain days, separate prizes are awarded to the players who make the best hand on each street in hold’em. NFL promotions are also offered to appeal to football fans.