The number that is total of poker tables will shrink again once the Monte Carlo closes its poker room on April 25 as component of a $450 million renovation that will eradicate the card game through the resort.
It’s just the latest telling sign that poker doesn’t come with similar allure it when did.
Nevada poker tables continue to disappear from floors, as casino operators challenge to justify the revenue they produce when compared with other gambling formats like slots and blackjack.
The number of Nevada poker tables has decreased by almost 30 percent over the last 10 years.
Poker’s heyday came after Chris Moneymaker won the global World Series of Poker Main Event in 2003 for an $86 satellite entry. Their $2.5 million win revolutionized the card game and exploded its worldwide appeal.
Moneymaker outplayed 838 other entrants during his win that are historic. The year that is following the prize was doubled and the total field eclipsed 2,500. The tournament continued growing, and with it, casinos in Vegas modified their gaming floors to allow for the influx of dreamers looking to make it rich and wannabe poker pros.
Across the continuing state, there have been 907 poker tables in 2007. Now a ten years later, that number will be reduced to simply 653 when the Monte Carlo closes its room.
Of course, each square foot of the casino floor is valuable estate that is real. Since poke (more…)