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Best Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of playing in a Las Vegas poker tournament.

Las Vegas poker rooms offer many options for tournaments, and the biggest challenge for players trying to find a game is sifting through the sheer number of regularly scheduled events, and finding a tournament that suits your preferences.

This guide covers the regularly scheduled tournaments offered at the city’s poker rooms. Let’s take a look at the best poker tournaments in Las Vegas.

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These are the regularly-scheduled weekly Las Vegas poker tournaments from our list that give you the best value for your buy-in, in no particular order:

$300 ($256+44) buy-in, $20,000 guaranteed
Saturdays at 11 a.m.

20,000 starting chips, starting blinds 100/100, 30-minute levels, unlimited re-entry available through the first eight levels.

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The Wynn and Encore properties offer an upscale Las Vegas experience like no other, and the 28-table poker room stands as one of the best poker venues in the US.

The poker room runs a daily tournament seven days a week, beginning at Noon Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

The best of these comes in the $300 buy-in, $20,000 guaranteed Saturday tournament. Seasonal series like the Wynn Classic often runs as well, giving players a chance to play at higher buy-ins with even bigger guarantees.

The Wynn runs three different buy-ins ($200, $230, and $300) for daily/weekly tournaments, all No-Limit Hold’em. The poker room itself is located on the Encore side of the property.

Wynn/Encore Poker Room

Venetian

$340 ($280+60) buy-in, $20,000 guaranteed
Saturdays at 11:10 a.m.
24,000 starting chips, 40-minute levels, unlimited re-entry available through the first six levels.

With a 32-table poker room, and some of the highest guarantees on the Las Vegas poker tournament schedule, the Venetian poker room consistently draws some of the largest fields for daily Las Vegas poker tournaments.

The regular Venetian schedule includes two daily tournaments at 11:10 a.m. and 6:10 p.m., and the best of these is a $340 buy-in Doublestack tournament that runs on most Saturdays at 11:10 a.m., with a $20,000 guarantee.

Also on the schedule are frequent events in the Venetian DeepStack series, with even bigger guaranteed prize pools. These special recurring events run at different times throughout the year, so be sure to check the link above to see if a DeepStack series is going on when you’re in town.

$150 ($120+30) buy-in, $15,000 guaranteed
Fridays at 7:05 p.m.
15,000 starting chips, 30-minute levels, unlimited re-entry available through the first six levels.

The Orleans is located just off the Strip on Tropicana Ave. and is home to one of the busiest poker rooms in the city. With 34 tables and poker variants like H.O.R.S.E., PLO, and Omaha 8/Stud 8 in the mix on the tournament schedule, the Orleans is one of the best options in the city to find a low-stakes tournament in the game of your choice.

The highlight of the Orleans schedule is the Friday night $150 buy-in NL Hold’em tournament, with a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool.

South Point

$150 ($120+30) buy-in, $18,000 guaranteed
Sundays at 6 p.m.
20,000 starting chips, 20-minute levels, unlimited re-entry available through the first six levels.

Another gem on the Las Vegas tournament poker scene is South Point, located on the far end of the south Strip. The poker room is home to a 30-table setup, and a tournament schedule featuring plenty of No-Limit Hold’em, along with game variants like Limit Omaha 8.

One of the higher-guarantee tournaments in the city, a $150 buy-in, $18,000 guaranteed event, runs every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday night at 6:05 p.m.

South Point Poker Room

The Orleans 

The Orleans is the premier Las Vegas poker room for mixed-game tournament action. Daily tournaments run at 11:05 a.m. and 7:05 p.m., with a variety of games. The entire spread of poker variants offered in tournament format is presented here on the list below.

The Orleans runs eight tournaments on a weekly/daily basis (all No-Limit Hold’em unless otherwise noted):

  • $100 ($77+23) buy-in at 11:05 a.m. Monday-Saturday, and at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
  • $125 ($98+27) buy-in H.O.R.S.E. at 7:05 p.m. on Monday
  • $125 ($98+27) buy-in Limit Omaha/Stud 8 at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday
  • $150 ($120+30) buy-in at 7:05 p.m. on Friday ($25,000 guaranteed)
  • $150 ($120+30) buy-in (with $50 bounties) at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday
  • $200 ($150+50) buy-in at 11:05 a.m. on Sunday ($30,000 guaranteed)

Orleans Poker Room

$140 ($110+30) buy-in
Sunday-Thursday at 1 p.m.
20,000 starting chips, 20-minute levels.

$240 ($195+45) buy-in
Friday-Saturday at 1 p.m.
20,000 starting chips, 20-minute levels.

The Aria is a Las Vegas poker hotspot, with regularly-occurring high-roller tournaments. Even if you’re not looking to play at the nosebleed stakes, the 24-table poker room has plenty to offer, with a daily schedule of $140 and $240 buy-in tournaments.

Be sure to check out the PokerGO studio while you’re there, home to some of poker’s most prestigious high-stakes events. Aria is also home to one of the best cash-game scenes in Las Vegas throughout the year.

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The Venetian

Like The Orleans and Planet Hollywood, the Venetian’s overall slate of daily tournaments is too plentiful to narrow down to just one. 

All of these daily tournaments at the Venetian are No Limit Hold’em:

  • $150 ($118+32) buy-in at 11:10 a.m. Monday-Thursday ($4,000 guaranteed)
  • $125 ($95+30) buy-in at 6:10 p.m. Monday ($2,000 guaranteed, $25 bounties)
  • $200 ($160+40) buy-in at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday ($6,000 guaranteed, $50 bounties)
  • $125 ($95+30) buy-in at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday ($2,000 guaranteed)
  • $125 ($95+30) buy-in at 6:10 p.m. Thursday ($4,000 guaranteed)
  • $200 ($160+40) buy-in at 11:10 a.m. Friday ($20,000 guaranteed)
  • $340 ($280+60) buy-in at 11:10 a.m. Saturday ($20,000 guaranteed)
  • $250 ($205+45) buy-in at 11:10 a.m. Sunday ($12,000 guaranteed)
  • $125 ($95+30) buy-in at 6:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday ($4,000 guaranteed)

Wynn/Encore

The Wynn and Encore properties offer an upscale Las Vegas experience like no other, and the tournament schedule in the 28-table poker room offers some of the best values, lowest rake and biggest guarantees in the city.

The poker room runs a daily tournament at Noon seven days a week, with the best of these coming in the $230 buy-in, $30,000 guaranteed Saturday tournament. All tournaments in this poker room come with guaranteed prize pools, and the seasonal Wynn Classic often runs as well, giving players a chance to play at higher buy-ins with even bigger guarantees.

The Wynn runs three different buy-ins for daily/weekly tournaments, all No Limit Hold’em:

  • $200 ($165+35) buy-in at Noon Sunday-Thursday ($10,000 guaranteed)
  • $230 ($190+40) buy-in at 11 a.m. Friday ($25,000 guaranteed)
  • $300 ($256+44) buy-in at 11 a.m. Saturday ($20,000 guaranteed)

Other Options

The preceding list are some of the best options for daily and weekly poker tournaments, on the Las Vegas Strip and throughout the city. These are just some of the places to find poker tournaments, however.

Other poker rooms offering tournaments include Caesars Palace, Bally’s, MGM Grand, and Resorts World.

Many special tournament events come through Las Vegas as well, such as the WSOP Circuit and the MSPT. Check CardPlayer’s tournament series schedule for a regularly updated list of tournament series in Las Vegas.

Check out PokerAtlas during your trip to Las Vegas to get an idea of the wealth of options for daily and weekly tournaments.

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