New rooms open

Aug 29, 2005 2:04 AM

Poker continues its popularity as the Silverton and Hilton open new rooms.

The intimate room at the Silverton features six poker tables and five plasma screen TVs that cover various sporting and entertainment programs.

The room also features oversized chairs, custom-designed for maximum comfort and a non-smoking, climate-controlled environment.

"Our new poker room offers the utmost in quality and comfort," said Silverton President Craig Cavileer. "We’ve created an inviting atmosphere where all gamers, from the advanced to the beginners, can be comfortable and entertained and feel welcome."

The Silverton’s poker room also offers free poker lessons, which are held Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. The hour-long sessions welcome walk-up guests and are taught by the Silverton’s poker shift supervisor, with over 30 years of experience.

The Las Vegas Hilton will debut its new poker room on September 2 at 11 a.m., the beginning of Labor Day weekend, it was announced last week by Ari Mizrachi, poker room manager.

"This exciting new poker room will meet the needs of both our local customers and our guests from around the world with the most popular games," said Mizrachi. "It’s part of our expanding gaming product and it makes us competitive in this vital segment."

The Hilton’s new poker room, located inside the Las Vegas Hilton SuperBook, will feature a state-of-the-art display system used for player waiting lists and tournaments and four plasma screens to view daily sporting events.

Games include Limit Texas Hold’Em (3-6, 4-8 with ½ kill); No-limit Texas Hold’Em (1-2 blinds/buy-in 50-300, 2-5 blinds/buy-in 100-1000); and Omaha Hi/Lo (4-8 ½ kill-$3 max rake,10-20 ½ kill-$3 max rake).

The new 11-table poker room will offer daily No-Limit Texas Hold’Em tournaments at 10:30 a.m., a state-of-the-art player tracking system and (on opening day) a $5 commemorative chip.

Other features include No-Limit $60 buy-in tournaments, Texas Hold’Em Royal Flush Progressive Jackpot starts at $2,500, free poker lessons (Monday-Thursday at 5 p.m.), comps (one dollar per hour) and plenty of convenient parking with easy access off of Joe W. Brown Drive.