Poker Rooms - Las Vegas:
Las Vegas is at the forefront of the world stage of gambling with card rooms, slots and any game under the sun being available, to suit every taste. It is Poker however, that is really flourishing, both on and off the Strip. In recent years, televised poker games have encouraged and motivated new players to join the throngs of experienced players who love the game. Televised poker games, from the World Poker Tour events to the World Series of Poker games that are screened on ESPN continue to receive strong ratings, pleasing both the networks and the viewers alike.
In 2003, the relative amateur Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker, the £2.5million first prize. It was his first casino tournament - all of his other games had only ever been played online! With players like him and two-time Poker World Tour winner Gus Hansen both being in their twenties, poker is being brought to younger generations of players and is enjoying the surge in interest from not only TV coverage, but also Internet accessibility.