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Old 10-17-2018, 01:34 AM   #1
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Live poker in Vietnam questions

Hello all,

I'll be visiting Ho Chi Minh City for about a week in early December. I have found a few poker clubs on facebook that seam to require a membership and then offer small stakes tournaments. Does anyone have any recent experience playing live in Vietnam specifically HCMC? I am looking for recommendations on where to play and what kind of bankroll i should be planning on using. I'm there from a Sun. night untill Fri. morning and I have to take my passport to the Thai embassy for two days. I am trying to get information on when is best to play and then I can plan the visa app around that. Any other HCMC tips much appreciated.
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Gregers

https://www.facebook.com/Imperialpokerclub/?ref=br_rs
https://www.facebook.com/SaigonPoker...kWqzU-HESX6EkM
https://www.facebook.com/ProBridgePoker/?ref=br_rs
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:21 AM   #2
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I just went to the ProBridgePoker place. You will walk in, the security guy outside may ask if you have a membership card, you say no. They will direct you upstairs to a desk where you will pay 100k dong to acquire a membership card and then they will have a list of tournaments they have for the day.

Tournaments today was a 1m dong rebuy, a 550k bounty, and a 5.5m dong interest list. Plus one or two others I forget.

I asked if they had cash games and they said no. I may go check out the Saigon Poker place later, will update as needed.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:31 AM   #3
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Thx for the update! Im excited to play live again. Ive been in Thailand for about 6mo now and have been really looking forward to this trip!
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:19 AM   #4
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Saigon Poker Live is the same deal, its in an office building on the 3rd floor, so when you are looking for it and come to the office building, yes it is in there.

Membership 100k and tournaments only. Not sure there are cash games here, I mean.. there has to be somewhere haha. I won't be going to Imperial poker, as its like 40 minutes away from here, but at least get some live tourny action going, its 100% Vietnamese though unless there is a series going on I imagine.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:21 AM   #5
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Re: Live poker in Vietnam questions

Some of these places offer cash games in the form of "sit n go rebuys"

You buy in, they take 10% of your buy in as rake then you can sit down at the "sit n go"

There is no rake, you can leave whenever you want and blinds never go up.
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:38 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the tips so far! Does anyone know if ill need my passport every time I play or just in the beginning when signing up?
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:54 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the tips so far! Does anyone know if ill need my passport every time I play or just in the beginning when signing up?
Yeah, just the first time.

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Old 10-20-2018, 09:11 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=seemetouchme;54382177]I just went to the ProBridgePoker place. You will walk in, the security guy outside may ask if you have a membership card, you say no. They will direct you upstairs to a desk where you will pay 100k dong to acquire a membership card and then they will have a list of tournaments they have for the day.

Tournaments today was a 1m dong rebuy, a 550k bounty, and a 5.5m dong interest list. Plus one or two others I forget.

OP, if you pm me when you're in town I'll put you in touch with one of the guys that works at imperial. Should be able to find some action.

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Old 10-20-2018, 10:53 PM   #9
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Thanks again guys. Any area or hotel recommendations?
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:05 PM   #10
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There's a lot of good value hotels in the $15-$30 a night price range... definitely download grab app before you go, it's more expensive than taxis in Thailand but will save you a bunch in Vietnam.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:23 AM   #11
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Re: Live poker in Vietnam questions

If you plan to play cash games go to Pro Poker Club 2nd floor. They hold 'sit n goes' there which are have a structure very similar to cash. And its protected.

If i were you i would refrain from playing CASH GAMES (tournaments are alright) elsewhere. Heard there were a few busts in the recent months.
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Old 10-24-2018, 03:51 AM   #12
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Thanks again guys. Any area or hotel recommendations?
Look at the R&G suites on Agoda, super good value and 5 minute walk from 2 poker rooms and the main walking street.
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Old 11-03-2018, 01:44 AM   #13
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Any idea what some of these places rake?
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:09 PM   #14
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all a flat 10%
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Old 12-05-2018, 06:33 AM   #15
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what's the quality of play like at imperial club, anyone know? I live near there and always pass it by
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Old 12-10-2018, 03:05 AM   #16
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Imperial is a very nice club. the games i played in were low cost w long rebuys witch made the games rough but im sure the higher buy in stuff would be pretty good. I also played at Victorious. That was not nearly as fancy but the deepstack tournament i played in was quite good.
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Old 12-23-2018, 06:59 AM   #17
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Any advice on poker in Hanoi?
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Old 12-24-2018, 07:25 AM   #18
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Imperial is a very nice club. the games i played in were low cost w long rebuys witch made the games rough but im sure the higher buy in stuff would be pretty good. I also played at Victorious. That was not nearly as fancy but the deepstack tournament i played in was quite good.
can i just ask are these card rooms legal?
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Old 12-25-2018, 10:14 PM   #19
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As far as i know. I did see something in the past saying locals could not play but I believe that was amended. I do think that cash games are frowned upon though. Sit n go's or MTTs Good to go.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:17 AM   #20
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Re: Live poker in Vietnam questions

bumping this - looks like there is no cash games in Ho Chi Minh, but what about places like Ho Tram where there is a massive live casino?
im pretty sure a few years ago they had 2/5 USD cash games but not sure what else
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:48 PM   #21
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Pro Poker Club in HCM has cash games afaik. They are also hosting WPT Vietnam next month. Anyone going?

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Old 02-07-2019, 02:15 PM   #22
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Re: Live poker in Vietnam questions

AFAIK the cash games are disguised as SNGs somehow. Real cash games appear to be illegal
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:09 PM   #23
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Win poker saigon and I believe there is a new room called Club 99 that does cash games in Saigon.
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:40 PM   #24
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Re: Live poker in Vietnam questions

what tax rate can be expected for the upcoming wpt?
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:56 AM   #25
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**** im just gonna miss the WPT. Hope the action lingers around for a bit afterwards
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what tax rate can be expected for the upcoming wpt?
If you mean rake I heard the standard in vietnam tourneys is 10% of buy-in
Worst case check the website.

If you mean legit tax on winnings i have no clue
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