- The poker room reopened on November 14, 2022 and was immediately packed
- The new room has 19 tables and offers six tournaments daily along with cash games
- Bally’s, the new home of the WSOP, will rebrand to Horseshoe Casino in Dec 2022
Bally’s, which will soon be rebranding to “Horseshoe Casino“, has officially opened its newly-renovated poker room just months after successfully hosting the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) live festival.
The renovated room, dubbed the “Hall of Fame Poker Room”, opened its doors on Nov 14, 2022, and while the venue now sports a new, upgraded look, it remains home to cheap tournaments and low-stakes cash games that poker players and Bally’s regulars have come to love over the years.
Hall of Fame Poker Room Now Open
Players entering the Hall of Fame Poker Room will be welcomed by a new check-in desk, with the entrance graced by flashy video screens. The old carpet has now been replaced with a new one donning the iconic horseshoe design.
The renovation is still ongoing, with some additional installments on the way. The poker room will feature a WSOP bracelet display case, along with a dedicated wall for bronze Poker Hall of Fame plaques.
The renovated poker room houses a total of 19 tables and runs six tournaments each day, which is a contrast to 2021 when they had to shut down poker rooms due to dealer shortage. The tournaments kick off at 9 a.m. and take place every three hours. Each tournament has a buy-in of $75. Low-stakes cash games are also available 24/7.
The room was packed on its first day, with locals and regulars arriving early at the venue. The $1/$3 tables were quickly filled, with some also playing $2/$3 and $3/$6 games.
As part of Bally’s Las Vegas’ rebranding to Horseshoe, the entire establishment is currently undergoing renovation which is expected to be completed by December 2022. The hotel and gaming area will be upgraded, including the convention center which serves as the venue for the WSOP festival.
Caesars first announced the rebranding back in January. The WSOP moved to Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip in 2022 after a 17-year run at the Rio. The first WSOP at Bally’s was a massive success, with the Main Event attracting more than 8,600 entries, the second-largest field in the history of the tournament. Binion’s Horseshoe was the first home of the WSOP.