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Sahara’s back in Poker biz

The Sahara Las Vegas has opened its new Poker Room and will have its grand opening on Friday.

The new poker room, which opened Feb. 14 and will be open daily beginning at 10 a.m., boasts seven tables, a 16-foot by nine-foot LED video wall and five additional screens throughout the room along with 24/7 food options provided by Northside Café. 

The room will offer an extensive game chart, including No Limit Texas Hold’em, Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, 7-card Stud and various mix games with the ability to spread what players are seeking.

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Tournaments will be offered daily with at least four start times and buy-ins ranging from $45 to $100, with No Limit Texas Hold’em as the primary tournament. Live cash games will also run daily and promotions will be held throughout the duration of those games. 

The Poker Room at Sahara Las Vegas also offers a competitive rake at 10 percent with a $4 max. Players will receive $2 in rewards points per hour played in a cash game by signing up to play through Poker Atlas. Points can be redeemed at several of the resort’s restaurants, while Club 52 members are eligible to receive personalized deals and one-of- a-kind access to everything Sahara Las Vegas has to offer.

As part of Friday’s grand opening celebration, players can enjoy champagne, hors d’oeuvres, branded swag, gift cards and giveaways. Bounties will also be in play for the exciting event.

To view current cash games and tournaments or to register to play, visit