Planet Hollywood’s Poker Room Set to Close on July 11

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas
Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

According to claims from the casino’s workers, Planet Hollywood‘s poker area will close permanently on July 11, 2021.

In an email, a representative from Caesars Entertainment confirmed the closure and directed players to other Caesars Entertainment properties. The nearby poker rooms at Bally’s Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, and Caesars Palace are available to guests, according to a spokeswoman.

The 10-table Planet Hollywood poker room is in the heart of the casino floor. Following a closure due to the coronavirus outbreak in October, the room reopened.

If the claims are true, Planet Hollywood will join the ranks of Binion’s, Excalibur, Mandalay Bay, and Mirage as closed poker rooms in Las Vegas.

Playing cash games or poker tournaments at the venue was a unique experience compared to the more intimate poker rooms found in other Vegas casinos, since it is located next to the so-called ‘Pleasure Pit’ with no physical barriers separating the 10 poker tables from the rest of the gambling action. It is adored by some gamblers but despised by others. The venue is a favorite with gamblers worldwide, who come to ‘Vegas to play poker tournaments and gamble legally.


Goliath is Gone

Between May 28 and July 8, 2020, Planet Hollywood was scheduled to host the GOLIATH series. However, these intentions were thwarted by the COVID-19 epidemic and the poker room has not been active on social media since mid-October 2020. The last post from the poker room’s Twitter account claiming the GOLIATH will run at a later date appears not to be the case.

At the time of writing, Planet Hollywood’s website, social media accounts, and Caesars Entertainment outlets have no information about the potential shutdown.


Planet Hollywood’s Final Major Poker Series

If the casino’s poker room closes as expected, the WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood in 2019 will be the last big poker event to have been held there.

There was a $1,700 buy-in Main Event during the festival, which attracted 778 players. The final player standing was Michael Trivett of Johnson City, Tennessee. He won a WSOP ring as well as $215,943 in prize money.

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