Over the past few years, Thailand has become the top spot in Asia for professional online poker players to spend their time in, especially during the European/US winter. The infrastructure is one of the best in South East Asia; the food is great; and there are tons of places to enjoy life – like at the beach playing poker online. The quality of the internet has improved a lot and is now close to western standards.
Although gambling is illegal in Thailand, there hasn’t been a case yet where a poker player has had a problem playing online. However, making deposits with a Thai-IP address is restricted. The bigger problem is that casinos are illegal in the country. Besides a couple of – obviously illegal – poker home games in Bangkok, Koh Samui, Phuket, and Pattaya, there are only a couple of casinos at the borders of Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar with Thailand, where gambling is allowed.
Capital : Bangkok
Languages : Thai
population : 69 Million
Currency : Baht
Calling code : +66
Time zone : UTC+07:00
No casino – no legal offer. Well established private games.
Live poker: No casino – no legal offer. Well established private games.
Online poker: No regulate offer. Restriction to deposits from local banks or with local credit cards
Online Payment: Neteller & others. Skrill is blocked
Online rooms: Access to all major poker sites
Internet: Good quality. Possible interruptions
3G stick recommended.
ToT (Government owned)
3BB Fibre Optic