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Old 02-10-2016, 03:36 PM   #76
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Re: Best places to play live poker in Asia

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Hey guys, does anyone have any info about the games in Goa, India? Specifically trying to find 2-5 or 5-10$ deepstack, but am definitely curious about amounts of tables, how often games run and, of course, rake.

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Hey ya mate
how did you find the games in goa if you ended up going there. I am planning a trip to goa around 26th feb 2016. Did you find games to be juicy enough for a visit just to play poker.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-10-2016, 07:22 PM   #77
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Bump.

I'll be heading to Saigon early April and bouncing around Southeast Asia for a couple months. Is there poker here? I am looking at Phillipines and Cambodia around the APT time I assume will be pretty good. I play live and win a bit, but I'm not exactly a online pro crushing the games.

I'd also love to meet up with any pros living in Southeast Asia. Let me buy you lunch and pick your brain!
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Old 02-11-2016, 01:23 AM   #78
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Hey ya mate
how did you find the games in goa if you ended up going there. I am planning a trip to goa around 26th feb 2016. Did you find games to be juicy enough for a visit just to play poker.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Never got to hit those games. From what I gathered in info, rake is capped at 70$ , you have to pay a fee to get into the casino (on a boat), so decided on Vietnam to spend the winter this year instead of India (live games are dead here though...).
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Old 02-11-2016, 05:34 AM   #79
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Re: Best places to play live poker in Asia

Thanks for the info mate, I think gonna do a bit more research about goa coz heard a lot about juicy games in goa but 70 bucks in rake is just stupid

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Old 02-11-2016, 06:39 AM   #80
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Thanks for the info mate, I think gonna do a bit more research about goa coz heard a lot about juicy games in goa but 70 bucks in rake is just stupid
OK, post over here if you find more relevant info... I heard the game was juicy as well, and beatable despite the crazy rake (and something like 25$ entry fee), but not worthwhile when I considered the -EV of carrying a roll on me and having to relocate there... GL
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Old 02-11-2016, 06:49 AM   #81
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OK, post over here if you find more relevant info... I heard the game was juicy as well, and beatable despite the crazy rake (and something like 25$ entry fee), but not worthwhile when I considered the -EV of carrying a roll on me and having to relocate there... GL
Ya I ll let you know how i go there, and I came to know that entry fee can be waved if you going for poker not for other games.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:32 PM   #82
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Re: Best places to play live poker in Asia

What are the most common stakes running at these places? Specifically Solaire but also in general
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:17 AM   #83
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how about vietnam
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:27 AM   #84
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how about vietnam
Nope. Am in da nang at the moment, and while the games use to run fairly often in HCMC and Ho Trang, recent reports are that they are dead (they even cancelled the recent APT on the strip).
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:11 AM   #85
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Re: Best places to play live poker in Asia

Singapore - RWS

5 tables, during weekdays two running, weekend about 4, starting in afternoon until early morning, lowest stake 10/20sgd, rake 5% max 50, weekdays 90% regulars but most not so good, weekend 70%, passive nitty game, but weak play so can beat the rake, sometimes in the weekend can be juicy. my two cents
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:38 AM   #86
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I am going to be in Manila for a month and I would like to know the min max for each stake at different card rooms and the rake and what it is capped at what stakes.

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Old 09-16-2016, 04:49 AM   #87
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You will get all the poker room reports in the Philippines thread friend :

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/92.../index491.html
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:44 AM   #88
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Hi Guys! I am Dan and i am also currently in Manila, Great action here i have been checking out most of the venues mentioned on this forum but i am mostly to be found at Solaire Resort and Casino, imo it offers the best and biggest cash games here in Manila, plus i am renting a cheap condo unit close by at the SM Mall of Asia Complex for about 600$ per month.

Solaire will also host a tournament starting on the 22nd of January guaranteeing a first price of 1 Million Peso. And as i heard from the manager not many tickets have been sold yet. Entry fee: 10 000 PHP which is about $ 230,- to win $ 23000,-

Hi Dan! Are you still living in Manila? I am planning to go there soon. I would like to know how dangerous it is to go out of the casino late at night in Manila with a lot of money on ourselves?
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Old 09-28-2016, 01:06 AM   #89
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Hi Dan! Are you still living in Manila? I am planning to go there soon. I would like to know how dangerous it is to go out of the casino late at night in Manila with a lot of money on ourselves?
Carrying cash will always be somewhat of a risk, of course. That said, I am pretty much sure you can leave your money at most casinos (I know you can at Solaire and pretty much sure you can at the Metro as well...) and jump in a taxi outside of the casino. HSBC is your best bet to withdraw 40k pesos a clip (albeit, exchange a good chunk of money before leaving Montreal if you will play live in Asia). Saw you post in the other threads about the difference in rake in betweent Mtl (capped at 10$) and Manila (16$). If you estimate that the difference (including tips) is roughly 100$/h split in between 10 players, I would suspect that you would have to deduct at least a good 5-15$ from your win rate, depending... Hope this helps I am originally from Montreal and have spent a few years in Asia, so send me a pm if you have other questions friend
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:52 PM   #90
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As a smoker Solaire is nice, but I could not stand it that a lot of people smoke at the table (standing and even seated). Compare this to Resorts World Manila where they have a big closed, non smoking, poker room! For me easy choice.

Solaire = dirty air :-(
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:44 AM   #91
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Poker in Macau is probably where you'll still find games above $1/3 USD consistently. on avg i see 50/100 and 100/200 hkd games spread all day/night long.

problem is the rake. and that drives the games to play really funky. (e.g. usually 9 way limpfest)

For those interested in knowing, rake is 5% capped up to around $68usd per hand at most places except the wynn, who caps at around $35usd.

You will need to adjust your ranges based off this, as playing your typical game will likely cause you to go broke much faster than you already will.

Now if you dont mind playing higher stakes (e.g. $12.50/$25 USD -- 100/200 hkd), you might be able to deal with the rake. maybe. I have such a small sample size its hard for me to fathom how the heck you deal with a $35+ usd rake structure. I also believe thats why while 25/50 games do spread, i dont see too many of those.
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:41 PM   #92
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You can find games above 1-3 in Manila or Phnom Penh, with a much cheaper rake.
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:14 PM   #93
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Re: Best places to play live poker in Asia

Although in Phnom Penh, RK changed the 2/4 NL to 1/3 NL now. But the 5/5 PLO still runs. I have not been to Manila yet, but from what I've heard games above 1/3 are sparse, and probably not that great because you have several limits below.
I agree with fuxxnuts. Combined with the waitlist issue (long average waits deter random walkins/gamblers) and the absence of any drinking culture means many Macau games are probably unbeatable due to rake (at least to us mortals). However, people still play so it is unlikely to change any time soon. Even if they wouldn't, poker is such a niche in Macau that the casinos could prolly care less. Maybe Vietnam will spice the competition in the near future. Maybe. Hopefully
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Old 06-18-2017, 01:13 PM   #94
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Maybe Vietnam will spice the competition in the near future. Maybe. Hopefully
I really dont see that happening any time soon, given the games are dying there (not emerging), and the recent poker games, like the poker club in Hanoi running tournaments, made the games unbeatable with the rake. I think if there is no any hope for good and bigger games, it would have to be India (new poker room in Mumbai, albeit I do not know the stakes/rake involved...), or China (depends how it will be regulated, if at all...) or perhaps Japan... Let's not forget the 5-10 in Singapore (don't know anything about that game, really).
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:44 PM   #95
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I really dont see that happening any time soon, given the games are dying there (not emerging), and the recent poker games, like the poker club in Hanoi running tournaments, made the games unbeatable with the rake. I think if there is no any hope for good and bigger games, it would have to be India (new poker room in Mumbai, albeit I do not know the stakes/rake involved...), or China (depends how it will be regulated, if at all...) or perhaps Japan... Let's not forget the 5-10 in Singapore (don't know anything about that game, really).
We played once at New World. The 5/10 in Singapore is unbeatable long-term (I last played there in 2015, so I'm out of the loop). Might as well light money on fire. Sadly, the stakes are at least decent and the play is pretty bad because the only people playing don't realize how bad the rake is. There were four tables running consistently. Lots of limping to keep pots small. The casino is packed. The rake is the highest I've ever seen on the planet. The poker tables are also positioned sub-optimally and somewhat hard to stumble into.

If Japan had live poker, that would be so sweet. India would be cool too. I've read about Indian poker boats, but the games sounded not so good.
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