The closure of Flamingo Poker Room marks the 39th Las Vegas establishment to shut down since 2012.

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In September, The Flamingo poker room made an announcement about its temporary closure for two months, which was also confirmed by the Bally's poker room.

Friday was the scheduled reopening day for both poker rooms, as the prevailing theory suggested that their staff was required to assist with the World Series of Poker at Rio.

Flamingo recently informed its poker employees that the reopening, scheduled in three days, would no longer happen as the closure was now permanent. This update was promptly reflected on the Bravo Poker app.

After Caesars Entertainment sold the property, the last year of the World Series of Poker at Rio came to an end, marking a significant transition. Following this, an announcement was made a few days later, revealing that Bally's and Paris would be the venues for future World Series of Poker events. With the expiration of the management contract, it became clear that change was in the air for this prestigious poker tournament.

At the Flamingo poker room, there were a total of 11 tables available for players. Among these tables, there was a regular 1/2 no limit hold'em cash game, which attracted a diverse range of participants. Additionally, the poker room also hosted a 3/6 fixed limit hold'em game, setting it apart from many other casinos on the bustling Las Vegas Strip. The Flamingo was notable for offering fixed limit games, a rarity among its competitors in the area. In some instances, the poker room might have even featured occasional fixed limit Omaha hi/lo or mixed games, providing an added variety for avid players seeking a change of pace.

Each day, a total of five no limit hold'em competitions were held, with one taking place at the stroke of midnight. The buy-ins for these tournaments spanned from $60 to $100.

There have been a total of 39 instances where poker rooms in Las Vegas had to shut down their operations since the year 2012.

In the past decade, the Las Vegas poker scene has witnessed the closure of a total of 38 poker rooms, with the Flamingo recently joining this unfortunate list. Among these closures, 10 were directly attributed to the devastating impact of the pandemic, leaving these establishments unable to reopen their doors. Interestingly, the Flamingo managed to defy the odds and initially reopened its poker room after the pandemic-induced closure, but sadly, it too met the same fate as its predecessors and ultimately decided to shut down permanently.

The numerous shutdowns of 38 poker rooms in Las Vegas since 2012.

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  • Planet Hollywood: July 2021
  • Binion’s: March 2020
  • Cannery: March 2020
  • Club Fortune: March 2020
  • Excalibur: March 2020
  • Green Valley Ranch: March of the year 2020.
  • Harrah’s: March 2020
  • Mirage: March 2020
  • Palace Station: March 2020
  • Rio: March 2020
  • Sam’s Town: March 2020
  • The Strat: October 2019
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  • Treasure Island: August 2018
  • Suncoast: April 2018
  • Luxor: June 2017
  • Monte Carlo: April 2017
  • Hard Rock: March 2017
  • The Linq: August 2016
  • Eastside Cannery: April 2016
  • Plaza: March 2016
  • Aliante Casino: March 2016
  • Hooters: March 2015
  • Texas Station: August 2014
  • Palms: June 2014
  • Sunset Station: May 2014
  • El Cortez: December 2013
  • Circus Circus: September 2013
  • M Resort: August 2013
  • Riviera: June 2013
  • Bill's Gamblin' Hall experienced a bustling month of February in 2013.
  • Jokers Wild: October 2012
  • Ellis Island: September 2012
  • Tropicana: September 2012
  • O’Sheas: April 2012
  • Fitzgeralds: January 2012
  • Silverton: January 2012