The total number of Nevada poker tables will shrink again if the Monte Carlo closes its poker room on April 25 as part of the $450 million renovation which will eradicate the card game from the resort.
It's simply the latest telling sign that poker doesn't come with the same attraction it as soon as did.
Nevada poker tables continue to fade away from floors, as casino operators challenge to justify the revenue they create when compared with other gambling platforms like slots and blackjack.
The number of Nevada poker tables has decreased by almost 30 percent over the last 10 years.
Poker's heyday came after Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2003 for an $86 satellite entry. His $2.5 million win revolutionized the card game and exploded its worldwide appeal.
Moneymaker outplayed 838 other entrants during his historic win. The year that is following the prize was doubled and the total field eclipsed 2,500. The tournament continued growing, and with it, casinos in Vegas modified their video gaming floors to accommodate the influx of dreamers looking to make it rich and wannabe poker pros.
Across the continuing state, there were 907 poker tables in 2007. Now a decade later on, that number will be reduced to just 653 when the Monte Carlo closes its space.
Needless to say, each square foot of a casino flooring is valuable property. Since poker simply a gam