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Taiwan Millions Tournament Season 8 packs the house; Philip Wang and Chi Jen Chu among the early winners
Long lines and a packed house that’s the ongoing scenario at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) in Taipei City, Taiwan. As one of the small number of places able to arrest and suppress the novel coronavirus (COVID 19), poker players in Taiwan have...
International live events may still be a long time coming but that doesn’t mean homegrown live events suffer the same fate. In some countries, restrictions have already eased up allowing for live tournaments to resume. In Vietnam, players craving for live poker got...
While poker may often be known as a fun game to many, the competitive sport is a full-time job for most professional poker players. Time off the tables is essentially as important as actually playing these games, and when you eventually get to the top, the battle...
Australia Live Poker Update: Australian Poker Tour announces first post-covid event this coming September; Crown Perth poker reopened
The path to normalcy is slowly coming to light as countries attempt to begin restarting their economies in combat against the impact of the ongoing worldwide pandemic. News of casinos and poker rooms being open and available once again were evident these recent couple...
We are officially halfway through the year despite the circumstances brought about by the current pandemic that put an unavoidable pause for multiple live poker events across the world. In this article, an update for the Global Poker Index (GPI) for the year is...
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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.
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.
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.