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Old 08-29-2017, 09:47 AM   #1
Mthezar87
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Live Poker in Asia

Hi..

I'm looking for cash game with acceptable / good rake and lowest minimum bet in Asia.

Where should i go? I only play live game because my big advantages is within the live game.

Any info?

I heard about Cambodia and phillipines..

Which one is better?

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Old 09-02-2017, 04:11 PM   #2
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Re: Live Poker in Asia

I don't think it exists. AFAIK you can play poker in Macau and Korea, both of which spread few games and with high rake. Haven't heard anything specific about Cambodia or the Philippines.
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:53 PM   #3
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Re: Live Poker in Asia

OP, read the threads in the travel forum near the bottom of the 2+2 HP. You can play as low as 1/1 US in Sihanoukville/Camb or 25/50peso (like 0.5/1 US) in Manila and other places in Phil IIRC. I've never played in these, the average skill level is prolly terrible, but expect elevated rake and frequently other issues ranging from terrible dealers/floor to (in some cases) outright collusion and other forms of cheating. There are various differences between Cambodia and Philippines ranging from culture to English levels to safety issues, there are proponents of either country. In either place don't expect things to work like in a first world country.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:04 PM   #4
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Re: Live Poker in Asia

Have lived and played live (rec not as pro) in Manila for last 4+ years. At least four casinos have poker as well as one decent size poker only room. Stakes from 20/40 pesos to 100/200 peso on regular basis. Rake and buy in structures vary slightly between locations but expect rake to be 10% with cap 300 - 500 pesos depending on blinds. Most places now have bad beat jackpot which is another 50 pesos from each pot. Overall dealer and floor quality is decent but like everywhere are some which aren't so great. English is basically second language in Philippines so no worries anywhere you go unless get well into province.
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Old 09-10-2017, 02:08 AM   #5
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Re: Live Poker in Asia

Hey man I honestly think that the best place to play poker in Asia is probably Thailand..I literally just flew back from Macau last night and the games were super nitty there (a Chinese whale who didn't really know how to play finally showed up on the last day of my trip and dropped $20k HKD other than that the games were filled with nit regs and one or two good European regs)...I've played at River King and Naga world in Cambodia, river king definitely spreads the best low stakes super action Omaha game while the NL game is whatever and Naga World is probably the worst poker room I've been to (I used to live in Vegas for 3 years), they use Baccarat PAPER cards for poker which is a complete joke and the dealers were so rude...like what the other members said the rake is very high in Manila, I've played at COD, Solaire, and Mikes room, felt like the only games that ran regularly was the 25/50 peso or the 100/200 peso game which was infested with regs who are super unfriendly so they'll probably make a rec player like you feel uncomfortable...

And as for Thailand, yes gambling is illegal here but the games are generally safe since the rooms would pay off the police and military officials, there was only one room that got busted two years ago since they were greedy and stupid enough to not pay plus they were way too open in advertising their place not being careful but since then none of the rooms have gotten raided...games that regularly run here is 50/100 and 100/200 bahts, there's also a Highstakes game that runs weekly (500/1k baht), action is usually pretty good a lot of loose passive players plus poker is sorta still new here..in addition to the Thai locals who play in the game here there are actually a lot of foreigners (Germans, Japanese and Americans) who regularly play in the games..also I have yet to come across or hear of anyone getting cheated out of their money..lemme know if you're interested
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:21 PM   #6
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Re: Live Poker in Asia

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Hey man I honestly think that the best place to play poker in Asia is probably Thailand..I literally just flew back from Macau last night and the games were super nitty there (a Chinese whale who didn't really know how to play finally showed up on the last day of my trip and dropped $20k HKD other than that the games were filled with nit regs and one or two good European regs)...I've played at River King and Naga world in Cambodia, river king definitely spreads the best low stakes super action Omaha game while the NL game is whatever and Naga World is probably the worst poker room I've been to (I used to live in Vegas for 3 years), they use Baccarat PAPER cards for poker which is a complete joke and the dealers were so rude...like what the other members said the rake is very high in Manila, I've played at COD, Solaire, and Mikes room, felt like the only games that ran regularly was the 25/50 peso or the 100/200 peso game which was infested with regs who are super unfriendly so they'll probably make a rec player like you feel uncomfortable...

And as for Thailand, yes gambling is illegal here but the games are generally safe since the rooms would pay off the police and military officials, there was only one room that got busted two years ago since they were greedy and stupid enough to not pay plus they were way too open in advertising their place not being careful but since then none of the rooms have gotten raided...games that regularly run here is 50/100 and 100/200 bahts, there's also a Highstakes game that runs weekly (500/1k baht), action is usually pretty good a lot of loose passive players plus poker is sorta still new here..in addition to the Thai locals who play in the game here there are actually a lot of foreigners (Germans, Japanese and Americans) who regularly play in the games..also I have yet to come across or hear of anyone getting cheated out of their money..lemme know if you're interested
HI. I would be interested to play in Thailand... is it in Bangkok?
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