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Old 05-05-2011, 07:36 PM   #226
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Had too many bananas? You mean the other way around?

Seriosuly, is there any advantage to visiting/living in Cambodia instead of Vietnam? Assuming poker is not a priority.

From what I hear Vietnam >>>>>> Cambodia.
Vietnam is >>>>> Cambodia if you do not need live pokers.

He meant (correct me if I am wrong) that the opening raise in Naga's 1/2 often averages $20 (much like a 3/6) and the post flop bets are sized accordingly. There is NO CAP in the buy-in and thus the game plays very big.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:39 AM   #227
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Vietnam is >>>>> Cambodia if you do not need live pokers.

He meant (correct me if I am wrong) that the opening raise in Naga's 1/2 often averages $20 (much like a 3/6) and the post flop bets are sized accordingly. There is NO CAP in the buy-in and thus the game plays very big.
Ah, thanks for the explanation and answer.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:03 AM   #228
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OP , I've been living in Thailand for the last 8 months and I've been considering trying cambodia next. A few questions if you don't mind.

How would you describe the beach there?

3 Casinos..have you played there? what are the stakes, players like, rake?

Do you have a bank account in Cambodia?

I play SNGs as well, 18 mans on stars, what/where do you play?

cheers,

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Old 05-07-2011, 11:22 AM   #229
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Ok many people here are bigging up Cambodia here, I think there needs to be other things said about the country for the sake of balance.

- Its a very poor country, anyone expecting similar infrastructure etc to Thailand will be sorely disappointed.

- Healthcare is really bad in Cambodia, if you get sick or need to see a Doc for any reason you should just jump on a plane to Bangkok, the local Docs are clueless.

- Its harder to live a western lifestyle unlike Thailand, you need to realise that most things are rough around the edges, and they don't have a lot of the entertainment/facilties we expect in the west.

-Petty crime is worse than Thailand. However on the more serious end of it there is lots of it. That said, its not random and its not against tourists especially, but if you piss off a local your chances of ending up in a ditch are significant. Like the Phils, guns are awash in Cambodia due to the war a few years back so be careful.

I'm not trying to put anyone off, when I was there I never felt especially unsafe or anything and it can be a great cheap place to live. But I have a few expat friends who live there who tell me what goes down and its not all the paradise that is painted out on here, there is good and bad.


i agree totaly. tough things changing for the good...not Sihanoukville tough.And i visit the country for many many years(never lived there but think all time spend could count for a very long stay and a reasonable insight in the country and minds of the people...

I do find the people more genuine then thailand and in general more honnest as well.

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Old 05-07-2011, 11:26 AM   #230
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Hi all you grinders in Phnom Penh.

I did read some of the articles about Nagaworld,seems interesting place,not just for poker but for hanging around a bit as well.

I was wondering about the 1$/2$ games.The buy inn is minimum 200$ with no maximum.There is my question:How is the game in general,its not like crazy due to the unlimited buy inns?So somebody with real moneypower is hoping to get lucky one time or is the game a structured one?

And are there any Omaha games as well?

Thanks already.

the 1-2 games are limited...its the 2-5 that dont have a limit buy in...at least until few months back....i am just back from Cambodia but i was with some friends that dont play poker so i didnt bother to go to Naga....but i am almost sure my info is still accurate
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:54 PM   #231
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guy this thread is sweet

lets keep the discussions on topic
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:34 PM   #232
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the 1-2 games are limited...its the 2-5 that dont have a limit buy in...at least until few months back....i am just back from Cambodia but i was with some friends that dont play poker so i didnt bother to go to Naga....but i am almost sure my info is still accurate
1/2 games unlimited buy-in - 100% confirmed as of April 24th (my last session at naga)
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:11 PM   #233
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1/2 games unlimited buy-in - 100% confirmed as of April 24th (my last session at naga)
ok ok that must have changed(ask the regulars) i was playing from the very beginning Naga spread NL until somewhere june 2010 and then it was like i said but i am sure you right i am not arguing as said i didnt visit Naga last week.


and btw there is a nice public swimigpool in town check it out.
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:13 PM   #234
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guy this thread is sweet

lets keep the discussions on topic
whats off topic? is this thread about cambodia?
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:20 PM   #235
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whatever happened to OP? Khmer Rouge kidnap him? lol
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:23 PM   #236
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whatever happened to OP? Khmer Rouge kidnap him? lol
he was so green and full of Sihanoukville after hardly been there few weeks he thought he knew it all and was in heaven on earth,i geuss he came down to earth and maybe back home.wouldent surprise me at all.
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whatever happened to OP? Khmer Rouge kidnap him? lol
Sihanoukville is the sort of place people just disappear
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Hi Iao,
Were currently in abu dhabi and have been discussing making the move to Cambodia or Thailand and just playing poker.. drop me a pm and lets have a chat..
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:13 AM   #239
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Hi Iao,
Were currently in abu dhabi and have been discussing making the move to Cambodia or Thailand and just playing poker.. drop me a pm and lets have a chat..
Iao is missing somebody contact his embassy.....i geuss he found himself in trouble in the safest place on earth in his opinion(i hope i am wrong).....Nobody who is crazy is able to living in that place and if you not crazy when you arrive there you will become after a while.....a nice holliday ...hell yes but living there man man.....and he didnt been there during rainingseason yet.....

Take PP if you wana live there and read Vish his post......the healtcare isue is one of the most important imo.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:22 AM   #240
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okay guys so

how much money do u think u should save up before

moving to south east asia?

i think anyting over 5 k is good?
plus online bankroll for extra income
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:22 AM   #241
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Wow, Sorry Iao for the pussys in this thread. I mean no shyt cambodia doesn't have great healthcare. Yea there is prob crime. Blahahaha hahah.
So I was wondering...
WHAT IS THE BANKING SITUATION LIKE? Have you ever requested a funds from a poker site? How did you request them. Did you have any problems with the transactions and your bank? Thanks for any info. Looking very seriously at moving to Cambodia or Laos for a year.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:26 AM   #242
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Oh Yea,

Availability of good weed?
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:34 AM   #243
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Wow, Sorry Iao for the pussys in this thread. I mean no shyt cambodia doesn't have great healthcare. Yea there is prob crime. Blahahaha hahah.
So I was wondering...
WHAT IS THE BANKING SITUATION LIKE? Have you ever requested a funds from a poker site? How did you request them. Did you have any problems with the transactions and your bank? Thanks for any info. Looking very seriously at moving to Cambodia or Laos for a year.
In case you didn't notice, OP stopped writing in this thread. He disappeared like people tend to do over there

Cambodias gonna cambood...
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:49 AM   #244
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Aside from being a country of child rapists, Cambodia is also crammed with former Khmer Rouge henchmen. These killing machines who were enlisted as young children to kill on daily basis are now in their 40s and 50s and are as used to kill as they were in their early teens. Just because they took off their Mao hats and put on fake designer shirts it doesn’t mean they forgot how to pull the trigger or hack a head off. Having killed dozens of people since they were kids and never facing any repercussions or punishment for it, these people are all over Cambodia and still have the same guns and explosives they were given when they were recruited to kill. Unpunished and allowed to live freely after countless murders, these men and women are but a small part of a large group of armed and dangerous killers Cambodia is full of. Regardless of whether you believe those who say that Cambodia is safe or those who say that Cambodia is dangerous, by visiting Cambodia you will be entering a country where Khmer Rouge murderers roam freely, equipped with uncontrolled and regulated military grade weapons. Instead of believing one side or another, draw your own conclusions based on facts. Take a close look at the type of people who make up much of the society and the picture should be quite clear.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:21 AM   #245
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C'mon man. "crammed full of former Khmer Rouge Henchmen", "all over Cambodia still armed", "murderers roam free"...

This isn't even close to true. Sure there are some criminal elements in Cambodia and it surely is more dangerous than Western countries or it's SEA neighbours but it's not nearly as bad as you're making out. For the most part the people here are wonderful; warm, friendly and charming. The overwhelming majority of people who visit Cambodia will experience nothing more than a few small scale scams.

Like many countries a bit of common-sense goes a long way to avoiding theses types of situations. ie. don't travel at night in quite areas with your Rolex on
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:09 PM   #246
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Aside from being a country of child rapists, Cambodia is also crammed with former Khmer Rouge henchmen. These killing machines who were enlisted as young children to kill on daily basis are now in their 40s and 50s and are as used to kill as they were in their early teens. Just because they took off their Mao hats and put on fake designer shirts it doesn’t mean they forgot how to pull the trigger or hack a head off. Having killed dozens of people since they were kids and never facing any repercussions or punishment for it, these people are all over Cambodia and still have the same guns and explosives they were given when they were recruited to kill. Unpunished and allowed to live freely after countless murders, these men and women are but a small part of a large group of armed and dangerous killers Cambodia is full of. Regardless of whether you believe those who say that Cambodia is safe or those who say that Cambodia is dangerous, by visiting Cambodia you will be entering a country where Khmer Rouge murderers roam freely, equipped with uncontrolled and regulated military grade weapons. Instead of believing one side or another, draw your own conclusions based on facts. Take a close look at the type of people who make up much of the society and the picture should be quite clear.

tell me more tell me more

was it a gun at first sight

did u put up a fight?
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:03 PM   #247
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Sucks the OP is gone... does anyone ITT actually live in Cambodia now?

Are there any type of sports leagues there? Softball/baseball?
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:34 AM   #248
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in PP right now been having a great time, going to naga again tonight and leaving back home tomorow
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in PP right now been having a great time, going to naga again tonight and leaving back home tomorow
Whats the "smoking" situation like at Naga?
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Whats the "smoking" situation like at Naga?
If you are talking about cigarettes, they smoke like it is their job. That, and the lack of game selection (sometimes you only have one 1/2 table running), are the only bad things I can say about Naga. Good games, great structures (unlimited buy-ins on all NL games!), comp buffet after 2 hours of play, free beer, good dealers, good floor.

I have a detailed write-up about naga ITT.

If you were talking about bananas, Cambodia is one of the best places in the world to enjoy such smokeables in terms of public / police tolerance - but I would not partake inside Naga itself.
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