Nevada poker rooms generated $ 117 million in revenue in 2016

Nevada poker rooms generated $ 117 million in revenue in 2016. That’s just a little less than that in 2015 at about two-tenths one percent.

Nevada is home to 73 card rooms, the majority in Las Vegas and Reno. The Strip accounted for the bulk of Nevada’s $ 78 million poker revenue in 2016. Card rooms in Nevada earned the most money during the summer months because of the World Series of Poker, reports its website visit lapak303.

The Rivers Casino poker room will be busy with activity for 15 days at the Pittsburgh Poker Open, which will include several satellite events. The main venue prize of the main event is expected to exceed $ 150,000.

Think you have what it takes to play like a pro? Rivers holds contests on his Facebook page for local players to earn a spot at the main event. Using the hashtag #PlayLikeAProPGH, aspiring poker players can submit a video explaining why they believe they should play at the main event. The deadline for submitting videos is October 23 and voting for the best videos will take place October 26 to November 5.

The website, which follows the game closely alongside other gaming issues, notes that poker is still thriving worldwide, particularly in Nevada, however, the revenue generated in recent years has not matched the poker boom era from the mid-2000s. In 2007, the year Jamie Gold won the biggest World Series Main Event ever, the Nevada poker room grossed $ 168 million.