Poker In Japan

Japanese Players Taking Over Asia

Earlier this year we reported on the growth of poker in Japan where gambling is illegal. To achieve this without having to totally go underground, the only safe option for poker to be played in Japan was to offer tournaments with packages to major events in Asia as prizes. This became an immediate hit. Today its […]

Second Bracelet for Japan as Takahiro Nakai Wins Event 57

Today, Japan have taken another small step towards being recognised as a major poker playing nation. The popularity of poker in Japan has been on the rise, with Naoya Kihara winning the first ever bracelet for his country in 2012. Takahiro Nakai has now brought that tally up to 2, with victory in Event 57 […]