First of all, let me say the Bellagio Hotel is one of the most luxurious in Las Vegas, with magnificent architectural design, both interior and exterior, and a lagoon in front that boasts a breathtaking line of dancing fountains. I walked by one evening and stood fascinated as the fountains danced gracefully sky-high while scores of speakers played Sinatra’s, “Luck Be A Lady.” It was as if Frank himself was walking beside me.
Before I critique the poker room, let me say the Bellagio has a policy that is good for adults who want to lose their money peacefully in the casino and poker room without the distraction of the patter of little feet. You cannot bring a child into the hotel unless he or she is a registered guest.
The Bellagio poker room is one of the most popular in Sin City, and especially on weekend nights. From about 9 pm on, there is at least a one-hour waiting list before you can sit down and start playing. Of course, there is less waiting to get to one of the high-limit games. What used to be unusual for poker rooms, but becoming more prevalent, smoking is not allowed in the Bellagio poker room. I don’t know what the rich cigar-smoking Texas oil barons and Hong Kong drug dealers do about it, except maybe ask to play in the private, really big gamblers’ … the whales … rooms.
The quality of the poker room is regal, probably the most professionally decorated one in Vegas. I’ve watched the play there several times, and it reminds me of a high-class New Orleans bordello, not that I’m that familiar with the genre agen idn poker online. It is in two levels, with the lower limit players on a level slightly below the big players.
All the players sit a comfy swivel chairs, and the wait service is fast and luxurious. The daily rate for poker players is $149 weekdays and $219 weekends, with a daily time of play requirement of six hours. Some of the world’s most well-known, big-stakes players drop in from time to time to gamble a few hundred thou or so. I certainly would not advise an amateur to sit in with them unless he’s willing to lose his shirt and life savings.