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Binion's new poker room reflects colorful heritage

Oct 30, 2008 7:12 PM

by GT Staff | The birthplace of modern poker in Las Vegas, Binion’s Gambling Hall (formerly Binion’s Horseshoe), has unveiled a new poker room designed to appeal to players of all skill levels and bankrolls.

Binion’s new poker room features 10 tables in a contemporary setting, along with personalized service and some of the best deals in the game, including a maximum "rake" of $3 on all live games, $2 comps per hour of live poker play, tableside food service and special room rates.

"There’s a certain prestige associated with Binion’s poker, but the main reason poker players stay loyal to Binion’s is that we’re always moving forward with their wants in mind," said Glenn Casale, director of casino operations for Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel. "When we were designing the new poker room, every concept was developed based on what our players had asked for – we even got their input on what kind of chairs they would like the most. Today it’s the pleasure of everyone at Binion’s to welcome the players to a new poker room that’s everything they wanted and more."

The new Binion’s poker room combines the nostalgia of the renowned Horseshoe heritage – this is the birthplace of the World Series of Poker – with the modern direction of the game.

Historic photos are spaced around the room with eleven 42 and 50-inch plasma televisions for player viewing and entertainment. The Binion’s Gallery of Champions and Poker Hall of Fame are located in the upscale concierge area, where available games are presented on electronic boards.

The new room is flanked by two full-service bars featuring cocktails and video poker.

Binion’s new poker room is yet another step completed in a series of refurbishments to the legendary property.

Players can find a live game in Binion’s new poker room 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new poker room is located in the casino across from the $1 Million Display.

Beginning November 1, players are eligible to qualify for the first Binion’s $50,000 Monthly Freeroll. To qualify for the $50K freeroll, players must accrue at least 25 hours of live play in the month of November or win one daily No Limit Hold’em tournament and hold a membership to Club Binion’s.

Binion’s have a colorful heritage in downtown Las Vegas history since 1951, when Texas gambler, Benny Binion, bought the property at 128 Fremont Street. Benny was passionate about giving players excitement, good odds and friendly service, or as he would say - Good Food. Good Whiskey. Good Gamble. Fremont Street has changed dramatically since the days of Benny Binion but his enthusiasm still remains at the historic casino and has been picked up by the current owner, TLC Casino Enterprises, who purchased the property in March 2008.