Venetian launched the plush new Sands Poker Room

Sep 25, 2012 3:01 AM

Just last week, The Venetian Las Vegas launched the plush new Sands Poker Room inside the grandiose hotel, delivering a new experience to players seeking both value and atmosphere on the Las Vegas Strip.

As a part of a total refresh of the casino floor, the new poker room is both elegant and expansive. At more than 14,000 square feet, housing 59 tables and accommodating up to 600 players, it is the largest poker room on the Strip and set to become one of the world’s favorite card rooms.

“The new Sands Poker Room at The Venetian is a player’s room in every way,” comments Kathy Raymond, Venetian executive director of poker operations, an avid poker player who was recently inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.

“We have carefully integrated new poker room features and services – keeping poker player needs front-of-mind. We believe the atmosphere and addition of innovative and value-centered promotions and tournaments will give players of all levels a poker experience like no other.”

The original Venetian poker room opened in 2006 and quickly became one of the most popular venues on the Las Vegas Strip. The newly expanded room provides a fresh design, new furniture, new player services, and a new name – a nod to parent company Las Vegas Sands and to the original Sands Hotel that was a favorite of gamblers for more than four decades.

To further celebrate its launch, The Venetian is introducing a host of new promotions for the Sands Poker Room including:

• Poker Happy Hour. The all-new program gives players the opportunity to take advantage of amazing daily rake-free periods, from 10-11 a.m. and from 5-6 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.

• Point conversion: A Las Vegas first! To celebrate the opening of the new room, all poker cash game comps that are currently issued to Grazie card holders can now be converted into payment or discount for poker tournament buy-ins. Grazie is the loyalty program (traditionally known as a slot club card) for The Venetian and The Palazzo, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program.

• Bad Beat Jackpots: Part of the daily schedule. The jackpot fund starts at $5,000 and will be paid out when Quad Tens are beaten in any daily tournament, but it doesn’t stop there. Every other week the poker room staff will add $1,000 to the jackpot and reduce the qualifying criteria from Quad Tens, to Nines, Eights and so on. Once the jackpot has been hit it will automatically re-seed to $5,000.

For more information about the new Sands Poker Room at The Venetian, and the upcoming promotions and grand opening events, go to


The Gambling Hall touts “good whiskey and a good gamble” and the poker room upholds that tradition. Current promotions in the legendary home of the original World Series of Poker offers a Free Rake from 9 a.m. until noon Monday through Friday.

On Monday nights during the NFL season, you’ll find a High Hand Promotion. The top three hands of the night from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. during Monday Night’s game collect first prize of $300. Second is worth $200, and third collects $100 on a minimum flush or better to qualify.

Also offered are bonus payouts for straight flushes and royal flushes during all poker games and daily tournaments held at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 8 p.m. For more information call 702-366-7361.

May the “nuts” be with you.

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