Closure of the Planet Hollywood Poker Room

Planet Hollywood

According to several sources, Bill Boudreau was the first to report that the 10-table poker room at Planet Hollywood will be shutting down on July 11, 2021.

In the realm of enticing poker players, Planet Hollywood's poker room has faced its fair share of obstacles. Its ability to draw in players has been lackluster, as evidenced by its position as the 11th room in terms of cash game action in the Two Plus Two Spring Las Vegas Poker Survey, a survey that covers a total of 17 rooms. The room's struggle did not cease there, as it found itself in the 13th spot out of the 17 rooms included in the winter survey. Seeking a change of fortunes, the poker room underwent a relocation earlier in June, finding its new abode situated just beyond the craps pit.

As of the publication of this article, the Bravo Poker page of Planet Hollywood had not been refreshed since the news broke. The listed operating hours for the poker room are from 10 am on Thursday to 10 am on Monday. Conversely, the poker room remains closed from 10 am on Monday until 10 am on Thursday.

According to the Bravo Poker page, the Planet Hollywood poker room hosts three tournaments for the popular game of no limit Texas Hold'em on the days it is open. The main game offered in the poker room is 1/2 no limit Texas Hold'em, attracting both experienced and novice players alike.

Las Vegas has seen a decline in the number of poker rooms available, with 38 being lost since 2012.

Since I began keeping track in 2012, the number of poker room closures in Las Vegas has reached 38. Among these closures are Planet Hollywood and the 11 poker rooms in Las Vegas that were shut down in March 2020 due to the governor's pandemic order, and have yet to reopen. With the closure of Planet Hollywood's poker room, there will now be a total of 20 poker rooms operating in the Las Vegas market.

  • Binion’s
  • Cannery
  • Club Fortune
  • Excalibur
  • Green Valley Ranch
  • Harrah’s
  • Mandalay Bay
  • Mirage
  • Palace Station
  • Rio
  • Sam’s Town

The period from 2012 to 2019 witnessed the shutdown of 26 poker rooms in Las Vegas.

  • The Strat: October 2019
  • Arizona Charlie’s Decatur: August of the year 2018
  • 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: The month of February in the year 2013.
  • Jokers Wild: October 2012
  • Ellis Island: September 2012
  • Tropicana: September 2012
  • O’Sheas: April 2012
  • Fitzgeralds: January 2012
  • Silverton: January 2012

There have been only a few poker rooms that managed to stay afloat since 2012.

Throughout the past decade, the number of closed poker rooms in Las Vegas has far exceeded the number of new openings. It is unfortunate to note that several poker rooms, which are included in the aforementioned list of closures, actually did open during this period but were unable to sustain their operations for an extended period of time. This includes establishments such as Plaza, Aliante, Ellis Island, and Tropicana. Their presence on the list is a testament to the challenges faced by these poker rooms, which ultimately led to their closure.

Since 2012, three poker rooms in Las Vegas have managed to remain active till this day: Resorts World, Sahara, and Westgate. Interestingly, Resorts World only opened its doors last week, making it the newest addition to the poker scene. On the other hand, both Sahara and Westgate underwent reopening processes after previously shutting down their poker rooms in 2011 and 2015, respectively. It's quite impressive that these three establishments have defied the odds and continue to cater to poker enthusiasts in the bustling city of Las Vegas.

I have penned a comprehensive article discussing the Las Vegas poker rooms that ceased operations between 2012 and 2019. If you wish to explore the intriguing history behind their closure, feel free to check it out.