New Hotel to Open at Bicycle Casino!

Announcement by robvegaspoker about Bicycle Casino Posted

The Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, CA will open a boutique hotel on December 1, 2015. Affectionately known as “The Bike,” it has long been home to one of the largest poker rooms in the world and has been a popular destination for poker players for years. It hosts several big tournament series a year, including The Legends of Poker, WSOP circuit events and the Card Player Tour.

We had the opportunity to interview Hashem Minaly, General Managing Partner of The Bicycle Casino about the expansion. We know that the players in our community are excited about the expansion and want to thank Hashem for his time.

First of all, what excites you most about the new expansion?
There are so many great elements to this hotel. We have designed a luxury boutique experience that will focus on service and guest experience. With 99 rooms, including 29 suites, the hotel is intimate, but has all the excitement we think our guests will be looking for – including a VIP gaming area, a new restaurant, The Bike Brewery, a full-service spa and a beautiful pool with private cabanas.

What will excite the players most about the new expansion? I believe our players are going to be surprised by the level of services and design that the hotel offers. I think the new VIP gaming room and Bike Brewery will be what excites our players most – the VIP gaming area is stunning and provides an elevated level of play that we haven’t offered before. At the Bike Brewery we have two of our own signature craft beers and 29 total taps. Our chef will be bringing a modern American menu to the property that will make us a true dining destination.

What are the biggest improvements that players can expect to see?
With the new hotel, we can offer our players so much more on a daily basis. There is more valet parking, increased dining/food choices from the Bike Brewery and our new Bakery, as well as spa services and relaxing massages, as well as a great lobby experience for cocktails and social gatherings.

Will you be making any changes to your poker, table game, or tournament offerings?
We will be expanding all of our gaming areas soon after the hotel opens. This will mean an increase in poker and table games immediately, plus a new VIP High limit room will open in hotel lobby. We are very excited as this room will attract many out of town visitors. There are also plans to add a Poker High Limit room in the not-so-distant future. Once we establish the current gaming areas with the new hotel, gaming expansion will continue - stay tuned!

Will you be offering any incentives for players to come and see the new expansion?
We will be offering many incentives for players to come and visit the hotel. Currently, our player rewards members receive 25% off the best available rate when booking a hotel room. Members also receive 20% off spa services and will soon be able to redeem their earned points hotel/casino wide in all of our amenities.

Will you be implementing any new systems or technology that your players will benefit from?
We are currently in negotiations to bring on a new player tracking system. The new system will be giving us a much more accurate way of determining player ratings which will benefit our customers greatly. In addition to ratings, we'll be able to offer better promotions casino-wide and provide a more technically enhanced tournament experience. We can't speak of specifics until the deal is done but we know this new addition will raise the bar for our players.

PokerAtlas, as you know, has comprehensive information on every card room in the LA area. What attributes of your new expansion will make the biggest impact on players looking for action in LA?
Players in the LA area will now have the ability to have a great gaming experience combined with a superior hotel experience. Players in Southern California previously had to travel out of market to enjoy a luxury hotel and gaming experience. With the addition of the Bicycle Hotel, they can now stay and play right here in the LA area.

Any other feedback or information you’d like to share with the PokerAtlas community?
We hope that the card playing community will look at the Bicycle Hotel as their home here in LA. Our vision was to create a hotel that is welcoming and friendly, and offers a high level of service. Whether they are staying the night or just coming in for a beer and burger at The Bike Brewery, we have designed the hotel to meet and exceed expectations. Our rooms are spacious, our spa offers signature services like the Full House and Bike Facial and when it warms back up, our pool and private cabanas are going to take center stage. This is really a dream come true for us and we hope our players enjoy what we have built for them.


  1. Nice interview, Rob!

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