Live Poker Section
In this section, find all the information you need to play poker in Asian and Oceanian countries.
History, Live and Online Poker laws, where to play poker Live and Online.
The recent creation of a Global Poker League in India with teams representing cities located all over the country is also a favorable indicator of Poker’s development in India, whilst local clubs attract more and more players.
With the future opening of casinos in Japan, experts predict that the country could become the world’s third largest land-based gambling market behind Las Vegas and Macau.
Although poker cash games are illegal in China, operators and organizers have been innovative in their offerings of poker tournaments to address the growing population of poker players in the country.
The game of poker has been around New Zealand as long as it has been existent in the U.S. New variants of the game like Texas Hold’em was easy enough for the Kiwis to learn and to develop a passion for.
Statistics have shown that 90% of the Australian population gamble, for a total of AUS $20 billion a year. As such, a casino can always be found in most of the cities and regions of Australia.
Since 2009, numerous foreigners have been coming to the Pearl of the Indian Ocean for sightseeing and tourism. In 2010, gambling became officially legalized, aiming, in particular, at casino-starved Chinese and Indians.
Poker is legal in Vietnam. Many cities and provinces have established their own clubs, but as poker cash games are generally prohibited, business models are based on tournaments.
Over the past few years, Thailand has become the top spot in Asia for professional online poker players to spend their time, especially during the European/US winter.
Macau, often called the “Las Vegas of the East” has the highest GDP/Capita on Earth. With a total of more than 50 casinos, the gambling activity is raking in 5 times the revenue that Las Vegas does.
There are around 20 casinos in Korea. Incheon Olympus Hotel Casino was the first legal casino to open. Almost half of the casinos in Korea are situated on the island of Jeju.
Gambling and poker is well spread out across the country with establishments in no less than 13 different cities in Cambodia. Locals enter the casinos freely without any fuss whatsoever.
According to a British gambling consultancy, Singaporeans are the second biggest gamblers in the whole world and this is despite very strict laws against gambling in the country.
Poker has boomed in the Philippines especially with PokerStars & Poker King Club making Manila its new home. A greater influx of international poker players are coming in to attend tournaments like the APPT, the Asian Poker Tour (APT) and the World Poker Tour (WPT).