5 Destinations to Combine Poker and a Holiday This Year

Are you growing tired of seeing the same hotels and going back and forth between casino and hotel room for a whole week? Maybe it's time to treat your partner, or yourself, and put the holiday back into your poker holiday.

Romance and Poker: WPT National Venice

It may be quite a way ahead on your calendar, but it is well worth making a note of December 5th- 8th. The WPT will be arriving in the beautiful city of Venice, which provides an experience unlike any other city in the world. The side events and Main Event will take place in the Casino Di Venezia Ca Vendramin Calergi. The Main Event has a 990 Euro buy in fee, which should see great prizes for those who can reach the final table and beyond. If you aren't one of those lucky few, you can take a few days to explore this magnificent old city via the waterways that run throughout.

More details and Schedule here


Venice is not a bad place to bust  in the first levels of your tournament

"Hot: Romance and Poker: WPT National Korea

WPT National Korea promises to be another exciting event based in Asia this year, with the festival taking place between December 6th and 11th. The Main Event will cost KRW2,000,000 ($1766) to enter and should see a great number of players turn out for this prestigious event which is hosted by Paradise Casino, Jeju Grand. Despite the casino being an exciting place to spend your days and your money, there are other attractions to see in South Korea. If you want something a bit naughty to share with a partner, then Loveland might be just the thing. This large park on Jeju island opened in 2004, and is devoted to sculptures based around the theme of sex, and includes educational films and fun rotating exhibits.

More details and Schedule here


 Jeju Island is often highly regarded as the honeymoon capital for all of Korea 

History and Poker: WPT Prague and EPT Prague

 The stunning city of Prague hosts a number of excellent poker tournaments each year, but December is a particularly active time with regards to poker in Prague. The APT visited last year but won't return. The EPT has scheduled a stop there between December 5th and 16th, and the WPT National Prague will be going on between December 4th and 7th. The EPT event will be hosted by the Hilton Prague Hotel, while the WPT event will be taking place at the King's Casino. Prague is a city with rich history and vibrant christmas markets which are well worth exploring for those who want to venture outside the casino.

WPT Schedule here / EPT Schedule here

Destination Unknown and Poker:  WPT National Kazakhstan

With many countries and cities being highlighted as interesting places to visit, it is often easy to follow brochures to the key tourist attractions. Sometimes though, holidays can be far more exciting when you visit a less travelled country and find a beautiful city through your own exploration. With the WPT coming to Kazakhstan between November 20th to 30th you have a great opportunity to take part in this event and see everything that this country has to offer, much of which remains undiscovered by most tourists. The event itself is hosted by the Bombay Casino, which is professionally run and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

More details and Schedule here

Poker on a Boat: CardPlayer Cruises

For those searching for a different poker playing experience entirely, you can find your very own floating poker paradise on board the “Celebrity Millenium” cruise ship, which sets sail from Singapore on the 22nd of November. The “14 day Card Player Poker Cruise” will cost USD$1,604 and should provide an excellent poker playing experience.

You can find out more and book your place right here:


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Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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