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Bellagio Review

Overall
90
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Availability
96
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Tournaments
95
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Comfort
93
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Staff
78
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Comps
80
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Overview
Bellagio is one of the most famous poker rooms in Las Vegas thanks to their playing host to "The Big Game" in Bobby's Room, a special high-stakes only area, for a number of years. The 30-table room is somewhat unfriendly towards beginning players. This is for two reasons. First, there tends to be an emphasis on higher-stakes games at Bellagio. Second, their staff is often pretentious and rude. It's a nice poker room, but there are better places to visit if you're new to the world of playing live poker in Las Vegas.

Game Availability
Bellagio is one of the most active poker rooms in town, so you can always find some games running. Their $1/$2 and $2/$5 no-limit tables have a 100 small blind/100 big blind min/max buy-in. At the $5/$10 level, you can buy-in up to $1,500 and there is no-cap on the buy-in for $10/$20 no-limit which is a very popular game in this poker room given the stakes. They also spread a variety of mixed games but rarely can you find a pot-limit Omaha game running at Bellagio.

Tournaments
Not only are multiple WPT events, including the yearly championship, hosted here annually, but a popular daily tournament is as well. At 2:00 pm each day, a $100+$20 buy-in event is held. On Fridays and Saturdays, the buy-in is upped to $500+$40. On Sunday, it's a $300+$30. These are great daily tournaments in Vegas due to the somewhat low entry fee to buy-in ratio. A field-size of around 50 players is pretty typical.

Comfort
The word "luxurious" comes to mind when describing Bellagio and their poker room is no exception. They've got most of the nice aesthetics. The cocktail service is adequate, and there are a sufficient number of TVs. One can definitely get comfortable in this poker room once they get past the unfriendly gatekeepers.

Staff
I have always had a personal gripe with the staff in this poker room. Maybe I have just ran bad lifetime in terms of encountering friendly and helpful poker room attendants here, but there always seems to be this aura of superiority to them as if they're doing you a huge favor helping you find a seat. This is a complaint I have heard from others over the years as well, so I don't think it's just me. It might seem like a small thing, but an unfriendly staff can really put a bad taste in your mouth and deter from an otherwise enjoyable live poker experience.

Comps
Players receive $1 an hour on their MGM Resorts M Life Card which can be redeemed for table-side foodservice or at a number of restaurants on the property. This is pretty much a "standard" poker comp and nothing at all special.
 


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