On April 25th, the poker room at the Monte Carlo Casino of Las Vegas will close its doors. The owner of the casino, MGM Resorts International, has plans to transform the gaming venue adding two new hotels, essentially shuttering the facilities as they are available today. The new hotels will be branded as The NoMad Las Vegas and the Park MGM.
Last October, the Monte Carlo shut down several shopping outlets and the swimming pool. Now the eight-table poker room will be nonexistent by the 25th of next month. The poker room is one of the smaller facilities located on the Las Vegas Strip with cash gaming limits set at $1/$2 and $3/$6. MGM Resorts will still offer poker gaming nearby at the ARIA and Bellagio.
Once the poker room is closed, the Strip will be home to just 19 poker rooms. When poker was at an all-time high, around the early to mid-2000s, the area had 26 poker rooms in operation with almost 400 gaming tables spread throughout the venues.
Speaking with CardsChat, MGM Resorts International Executive Director of Public Relations, Scott Ghertner, stated that the process of the rebranding and remodeling will touch on aspects of the guest experience and will position the property as a premier destination along The Las Vegas Strip.