Gambling properties seem to be closing down at an extraordinarily quickened rate of late. Last month, The Linq on the Las Vegas Strip was another top poker room to close down. Formerly known as the Imperial Palace and The Quad, The Linq had six tables owned by Caesars Entertainment, and recently said to their 1,000 plus followers on Twitter, that they were closing down.
In an attempt to boost attendances, The Linq was moved from the third floor of the casino, down to the first floor, but to no avail. When it was open, it would offer $1 No Limit Hold ‘em as its most popular poker game. The Linq becomes just another casualty in Vegas, following the closure of poker rooms at Circus Circus, El Cortez, Palms, Tropicana, Fitzgerald’s and several others. The Aliante was another poker room which closed down (in 2012), although they are thinking of reopening with electronic poker games in the near future.
Only 691 poker tables are now present in Nevada, the lowest number of poker tables since 2005. Poker brings in an annual $120 million to the state’s casinos. That figure could be set to drop, though, as more closures are expected, on top of the 12 major poker room closures since September 2012.