Bellagio Poker Room
|Name||Bellagio Poker Room|
|Address||3600 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109|
|Country||United States of America|
The Bellagio is a luxury resort, hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Built in 1998, the property houses 3,950 rooms and over 115,000 square feet of gaming space.
Bellagio Las Vegas Poker Room Contact Information
|Facebook: /BellagioPokerRoom||Twitter: @BellagioPoker|
Bellagio Las Vegas Poker Room Cash Games
With 40 tables, the Bellagio Las Vegas Poker Room is one of the largest on the Las Vegas strip. The poker room was run by Poker Hall of Famer Jack McClelland from 2002-13.
Offering a wide selection of games and stakes, there's something for everyone at the Bellagio poker room.
|No-Limit Hold'em||$1/$3, $2/$5, $5/$10 and $10/$20|
|Limit Hold'em||$4/$8, $10/$20, $20/$20, $40/$80 and $80/$160|
|Pot Limit Omaha||$1/$3, $2/$5 and $10/$20|
|7 Card Stud||$20/$40 and $40/$80|
|Mixed Games||$4/$8, $30/$60 and $40/$80|
Higher limits are available
The Bellagio poker room is perhaps best-known for Bobby's Room. Opened in 2004 and named after Bellagio owner Bobby Baldwin, the room has gained mythical status within the poker community as the home for some of the biggest cash games in the world.
Related: Take a Look Inside Bobby's Room
Several big stories have come out of the four walls of Bobby's Room in the past. In 2018, Gus Hansen logged 652 hours in 70 days at Bobby's Room while Patrik Antonius allegedly lost $500,000 playing $6/$12k Omaha Hi-Lo in 2019.
Bellagio Las Vegas Poker Room Tournaments
The Bellagio usually runs a 5pm daily tournament with a $125 buy-in tournament, however this is currently cancelled until further notice.
Aside from the daily tournaments, the Bellagio regularly hosts Bellagio Cup and Bellagio Mixed Game High Roller tournaments.
In 2012, two men wearing black wigs and sunglasses attempted to rob a high-stakes blackjack table. One of the men, Michael Belton, was tackled by casino employees shortly after the attempted heist.
Five years later, a masked man robbed the Bellagio poker cashier at gunpoint. The robbery was witnessed by numerous poker players, including Doyle Brunson, James Woods and Randy Ohel.
Eventually, in 2019, a man named Michael Charles Cohen attempted to rob the casino but was unsuccessful. Cohen was shot dead while trying to flee with a reported $35,000. It later transpired that he was the same masked man who robbed the property in 2017.
The Bellagio Bandit
The most high-profile robbery came in December 2010 when the Bellagio was robbed for cash and chips worth up to $1.5 million. The haul included a large amount of $25,000 Bellagio chips, called Cranberries due to their distinctive red shape.
As a result of the robbery, the Bellagio even took the stop to discontinue its $25,000 chips in order to thwart the robber from cashing in one of the high-value chips.
It took until February 2011 for the robber to get unmasked. Anthony Michael Carleo, nicknamed the Bellagio Bandit, was arrested after trying to sell stolen $25,000 Bellagio chips to an unmasked police officer.
Years later, Carleo recounted his story in an article for Rolling Stone.
"Look, I know I should have thrown those $25,000 chips away," he told Rolling Stone. "But who can throw away a million dollars?"
Bellagio WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic
The Bellagio has had a very close relationship with the World Poker Tour (WPT) ever since its inception in 2002. In fact, the very first WPT event was the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, held at the Bellagio. Since then, and allowing for the coronavirus pandemic, it has been held every single year and continues to attract some of the biggest names in poker.
In 2012, the event attracted controversy after it announced that it would allow unlimited entries for the first eight entries.
|2003||314||Paul Phillips||United States||$1,101,908|
|2008||497||Chino Rheem||United States||$1,538,730|
|2009||329||Daniel Alaei||United States||$1,428,430|
|2010||438||Antonio Esfandiari||United States||$870,124|
|2011||413||James Dempsey||United Kingdom||$821,612|
|2012||503||Ravi Raghavan||United States||$1,268,571|
|2013||449||Dan Smith||United States||$1,161,135|
|2014||586||Mohsin Charania||United States||$1,177,890|
|2015||639||Kevin Eyster||United States||$1,587,382|
|2016||791||James Romero||United States||$1,938,118|
|2017||812||Ryan Tosoc||United States||$1,958,065|
|2018||1,001||Dylan Linde||United States||$1,631,468|
|2019||1,035||Alex Foxen||United States||$1,694,995|
Bellagio All-Time Money List
Thomas Marchese sits atop the Bellagio all-time money list, thanks in part to his runner-up finish in the 2016 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, as well as numerous Super High Roller results at the Bellagio.
|1||Thomas Marchese||United States||$ 6,377,008|
|2||Dan Smith||United States||$ 5,363,739|
|3||Carlos Mortensen||Spain||$ 5,197,451|
|4||Daniel Negreanu||Canada||$ 5,135,744|
|5||Jake Schindler||United States||$ 3,882,378|
|6||Joe Bartholdi Jr.||United States||$ 3,819,016|
|7||William Alex Foxen||United States||$ 3,752,918|
|8||David Chiu||United States||$ 3,546,996|
|9||Erik Seidel||United States||$ 3,536,750|
|10||Jason Koon||United States||$ 3,236,412|
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