Las Vegas Poker Rooms Can Increase Capacity, Still Limited Seating

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak is permitting Las Vegas poker rooms and other businesses to soon significantly increase capacity, up from 25 percent. But seating remains well below the maximum capacity allowed by fire code at each business.

Plexiglass dividers will remain at the poker tables in Las Vegas for quite some time likely. (Image: Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Sisolak, a Democratic politician, dropped room capacity in restaurants, casinos, and other establishments to 25 percent a few months back. This forced the card rooms to limit seating significantly, causing lengthy wait lists for cash games at certain properties.

The governor spoke on Thursday afternoon, and gave some good news to certain Nevada businesses. That includes Las Vegas poker rooms, of which there are 20 currently open (31 prior to the global health pandemic). Per the governor’s new restrictions, gaming floors can operate at 50 percent of the maximum allowable capacity, beginning next Monday.