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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.

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 the Philippines

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).

Poker in Vietnam

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.

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Asian Poker Tour shifts focus to booming South Korean market

Asian Poker Tour shifts focus to booming South Korean market

The past few years have been witness to a massive poker boom in South Korea with Hold’em poker pubs spreading like wildfire. Today, hundreds of pubs have sprouted, some of which are used as staging grounds to feed players into larger poker festivals held in the...

Six Asia poker trends of 2019

Six Asia poker trends of 2019

It was a dizzying year of poker in Asia with barely a break in the live tournament scene. Players had plenty to choose from as festivals sometimes overlapped. Vietnam and the Philippines were consistently busy with nonstop events both local and international. Coming...

REST OF THE WORLD

Polk ends heads up challenge vs Negreanu with a $1.2M win

Polk ends heads up challenge vs Negreanu with a $1.2M win

After 36 sessions and over a hundred hours of battle, the heads up challenge between icons Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu has finally come to a close. Polk, a master of the heads up game has proven his prowess time and time again, ending his most recent grudge match...

Argentina’s Damian Salas crowned the 2020 WSOP Main Event champion

Argentina’s Damian Salas crowned the 2020 WSOP Main Event champion

After two WSOP Main Event online legs, two live final table showdowns, and one ultimate heads up world championship, the 51st Annual World Series of Poker finally crowned its $10,000 No Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT champion. Standing victorious and proud was Argentinian...

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg surrenders to American authorities

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg surrenders to American authorities

If PokerStars was once an empire of the online world, then Isai Scheinberg was its emperor. Over a relatively short space of time, Scheinberg’s online poker room had ridden the crest of the poker boom to become an all-conquering business behemoth, basking in the rays...

STRATEGY

Top 10 Beginners Tips for Six Plus Hold’em / Short Deck

It’s been over a year since PokerStars introduced Six Plus Hold’em and since then other major poker sites like GGPoker have followed suit. Six Plus might seem very similar to regular Texas Hold’em, except the ante structure and of course having the deck being stripped...

Everything you should know before making a deal in a tournament

Over the years, deal making has become an increasingly popular and important factor in tournaments. It allows players to flatten the payouts in the late stages which decreases the variance which can make tournament grinding difficult to manage as a profession. Most...

Are re-entries and late registrations hurting the poker economy?

There once a time when poker tournaments involved one buy-in, one stack and one shot. In the simpler days of a freezeout you’d only ever see a player bust once. But these days, professionals can fire bullet after bullet until they finally build a big stack they can go...

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