Binions Las Vegas Offers Compact Summer Poker Series

Binions Las Vegas Offers Compact Summer Poker Series

Many of the poker rooms in Las Vegas are going out of their way to outdo one another with their summer schedules. With most offering two events per day throughout June and into July, some offer bigger guarantees, others with deeper stacks, and some with longer schedules that run through most of May. The demand for poker is great in Sin City during the summer, and the poker rooms are scrambling to win the players’ time and money.

Binion’s had limits, however. While some poker rooms can set up extra tables and expand into the casino area for large tournaments, Binion’s doesn’t have the same equipment or luxury. They have 10 tables and limited space, as well as limited staff.

So, how can Binion’s compete for summer Vegas poker business with only 15 tournaments and higher buy-ins than most other series – even the Grand Poker Series from the Golden Nugget in the same downtown vicinity?

It’s simple. Binion’s is a part of poker history. It is a poker room for the ages, one with history in its walls and stories floating in the air. For many poker fans, the name and its place in history alone make the trip to Binion’s worthwhile.

Small but Mighty

The Binion’s poker room is darker than most, offering only 10 poker tables and a limited spread of cash games. As mentioned, however, it is Binion’s, and poker players will always have a place in their hearts for it.

The 2019 Binion’s Summer Series takes a different road than most other poker rooms in Las Vegas during the summer. There are no prize pool guarantees. And buy-ins are either $550 or $1,100, higher than most others’ daily offerings. But there is a range of poker variations with only two No Limit Hold’em events in the mix.

While there are only 15 tournaments on the official schedule, there are other dailies in the mix that are separate from the series. On days with no major Summer Series event starting, there will be a 1pm and 8pm NLHE tournament with a $75 buy-in, $25 add-ons and rebuys, and 20-minute levels. On days with a major event getting underway early in the day, there will still be an 8pm NLHE $75 buy-in option.

Binion’s Summer Series Schedule

June 1 at 11am:  Event 1 – $550 PLO 8-or-Better

June 3 at 11am:  Event 2 – $550 HORSE

June 5 at 11am:  Event 3 – $550 Limit Omaha 8-or-Better

June 6 at 11am:  Event 4 – $550 7-Card Stud

June 8 at 11am:  Event 5 – $550 PLO

June 10 at 11am:  Event 6 – $550 Stud 8-or-Better

June 12 at 11am:  Event 7 – $550 Triple Stud

June 14 at 11am:  Event 8 – $550 NLHE

June 15 at 11am:  Event 9 – $550 Limit Omaha-8/Stud-8 Mix

June 17 at 11am:  Event 10 – $550 PLO 8-or-Better

June 18 at 11am:  Event 11 – $550 Razz

June 19 at 11am:  Event 12 – $1,100 PLO Championship Day 1A

June 20 at 11am:  Event 12 – $1,100 PLO Championship Day 1B

June 23 at 11am:  Event 13 – $1,100 NLHE Championship Day 1A

June 24 at 11am:  Event 13 – $1,100 NLHE Championship Day 1B

June 27 at 11am:  Event 14 – $550 Triple Stud

June 28 at 11am:  Event 15 – $1,100 HORSE Championship Day 1A

June 29 at 11am:  Event 15 – $1,100 HORSE Championship Day 1B


About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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