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.
North East Asia
Poker in Macau
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.
Poker in Korea
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.
Poker in Japan
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.
Poker in China
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.