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The Cheapest Poker Game in Vegas

My poker home game typically has blinds or antes of $0.25 and $0.50. We like to keep them low. No one wins a lot, but no one loses much either. One downside is that it can be a big jump in price when we head to professionally run rooms in Vegas. The most popular structures to be found are $1/2, $1/3, or $2/5. Minimum buy-ins range from $50 to $100. I like to start with at least 50x the big blind when I sit down, so $100 to $150 usually does it. This is quite a bit more than what is required at low roller home games. Also, if you’re a casual player with limited experience, some of the big poker rooms can be a little intimidating. *Note: Don’t be intimidated. You’re there to enjoy yourself. Plus, most of the players aren’t as good as they think they are.

That being said, if you’re new to poker or looking for that home game feel, the poker room at the Plaza will be right up your alley. Limits run akin to a standard home game, with some in my comfort zone: $0.25/0.50. They even have quite a few tournaments sure to satisfy us low rollers. There’s at least one $5 tournament every day.

You’re not going to rack up a ton of comps or points, but you will save money by not having to tip any dealers. The Plaza uses the PokerPro interactive tables:

It’s a far cry from WSOP action and you won’t be able to brag much about any takedowns, but it’s a fun, laid-back atmosphere which is great for the casual player or poker fan looking to relax with some micro stakes action. Here’s a rundown of the cash games and tournaments offered via PokerAtlas.

Have a favorite poker room in Vegas? I’m getting back into the poker mood and always looking for a good place to play. Did you know that you can get big on youtube fast? There are several YouTube optimization techniques to improve your search rankings. But if you really want to have a lasting impact on your search ranking, do your video keyword research or get a youtube marketing company to help you.

Feature photo: “Plaza” by joepyrek via CC by-sa 2.0


Host of the Vegas Fanboy podcast. A reluctant Millennial. An amateur human.

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