With cash prizes in the millions, and a host of celebrities joining international tournaments, it's no surprise that poker is fast becoming the most popular game of chance online and of course on the casino floor.
These star-studded tournaments and events just so happen to take place in luxury hotels, so hotel search trivago.com looked at poker tournaments around the world to find you the best hotels to watch and play world-class poker-- and maybe even rub shoulders with Matt Damon for a hand.
Spectacular casino hotels are all along the Vegas Strip, but for anyone looking for the best hand of tournament poker, the Brazilian-themed Rio All-Suite hotel is the only place to stay. The home of the World Series of Poker, the Rio tables run 24/7--meaning that the only reason to stop playing is to go dancing at the hotel's nightclub, voted the 2015 Best Las Vegas Locals Club by Casino Player magazine.
The Bahamas are certainly famous for their beaches, blue waters, and bling, but the Atlantis Royal Towers is more than an Atlantis-themed waterpark and award-winning spa. Come January, it's the host of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament, and beginner and expert gamblers should take advantage of the hotel's complimentary gaming lessons.
The Hilton Prague's Atrium Poker Room is the best place to find a daily cash game in the city, and come December the European Poker Tour never misses the chance to use this hotel as a venue. Casino patrons can enjoy an open bar and extensive buffet spread, and between rounds of poker head up to the Rooftop Sky Bar for one of the best views in the city.
With 75 tables, 550 slot machines, and tables for every variant of poker ever conceived, there are plenty of ways to gamble at the stunning Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino. The Latin American Poker Tour rolls through the hotel in September, and there are always a high-stakes games in one of the exclusive private rooms if you want to try your luck against the sharks.
Just two hours outside of Paris, the Hôtel Barrière Le Normandy exemplifies the luxury and glamor of France's wealthy gambling class. Join in with the jet-setters at the hotel's casino, which is not only the host of the France Poker Series (FPS) but the European Poker Tour (EPT) as well.
Of course, no list of casino hotels would be complete without including one of the jewels of the world's foremost gambling mecca, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel. The hotel is hosting the 2016 European Poker Tour Grand Final, and after you spend time at the tables head to the hotel's nightclub Jimmy Z--where you might just find talent like Boy George or Calvin Harris spinning for the glamorous crowds.
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