Poker at Paradise Casino, Walkerhill Seoul

Casino Walkerhill
Paradise Casino Walkerhill (picture from PokerStars)

The Paradise Casino, Walkerhill is also known as the Walkerhill Casino, and is one of only two places in Seoul that poker enthusiasts can find their game of choice. It must be noted that only tourists can enter the casino, and Korean nationals will be turned away.

The venue is part of the Sheraton Grande Hotel complex, and has shopping facilities, a health spa, and 8 restaurants to choose from. Visitors are left in no doubt that this is one of the very best casinos in Seoul, with multiple relaxation and gambling options available. On the whole, the casino is more popular than some of its rivals, and has a steady stream of players moving around the casino and being seated to play.  The casino has 79 gaming tables, 160 slot machines and a separate VIP room.

Poker is available in Walkerhill and offers free food and beverage to its playing patrons.  The room offers cash games as well as weekly tournaments and has hosted the Asian Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Seoul leg.

Practical Info

Address : 21, Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Telephone : +82 2-456-2121


Walkerhill Casino can be found at 177 Walkerhill-ro Gwangjin-gu, Seoul. The casino will arrange to transport players to the casino on certain days, but a cab ride will only cost around $40. The subway offers another agreeable option, with shuttles carrying players from the nearest stop to the casino doors. It is only around a mile in distance, so you could of course walk the rest of the journey if you wanted to take in some more of the city.


Playing poker at Paradise Casino, Walkerhill

Holdem is offered at the Walkerhill, with rake set at 10% up to an amount of $15. There is a $2 bad beat jackpot contribution required too. All stakes are in KRW, but by far the most popular tables fall into the region of $1/$2 with three or four tables running at peak times. Buy in amounts have a minimum and maximum cap of $100 and $1,000 respectively. Free food and beverages are offered to active players. Many other table games and slots are available to players, but most of the patrons seem attracted to the poker tables.


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