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The Poker Lounge at Hard Rock: Private Gaming Space Available for Buyout

Photo: Erik Kabik/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The Hard Rock's poker lounge has undergone some significant updates, better positioning it for corporate events and entertaining. It has recently reopened in a space that's more connected to the rest of the casino floor; the lounge has been relocated to the former Hell’s Belles Bar area, adjacent to the Joint and the new race and sports book facility, which are slated to open in early 2011.

The new lounge feels more exclusive, with tables, private cocktail servers, and restrooms, and allows prime views of the casino floor action. The poker lounge has room for as many as 80 people. The hotel’s banquet department caters the food with a variety of choices available including filet mignon sliders, and even the likes of decorated takeoffs on Ho-Hos, Ding-Dongs, and Twinkies.

Entertainment and decor options range from custom felts for each table, which can be branded with a company's logo or other imagery, to live cigar rollers or massage therapists. The Hard Rock can arrange real-money tournaments, or just-for-fun tournaments per the host's request.