International travel is a great way to explore breathtaking sites, meet new people and experience different cultures. For Poker enthusiasts, it also offers the chance to explore some of the world’s best gambling destinations and card rooms.
Whether you want to improve your game, check out the glamourous gaming rooms or simply combine your love of travel with the opportunity to gamble, these are the top 5 travel destinations for Poker players.
Aside from being a major destination for historical architecture, theatre productions, shopping and gastronomical exploration, London is one the best places for dedicated Poker enthusiasts. A regular stopover for the EPT main event, London houses some of the best casinos and card rooms in the world. The Empire Casino is well known for their limit cash games, making it perfect for novices and aspiring professionals. If you are looking for a bigger haul, you can head over to the Grosvenor Casino in Victoria, where low stake tournaments offer decent gains for players with a competitive edge.
Monte Carlo is widely considered to be the home of upmarket gambling. As a travel destination, the city is one of the most glamourous places on earth with plenty of attractions, sunny beaches, shopping centres, restaurants and historical sites to while away your time. Monte Carlo is of course most famously known for their Formula One street circuit which snakes through the town on race day. For enthusiasts, the city is a haven for gambling, with the iconic Monte Carlo Casino hosting the prestigious European Poker Tour Grand Finale. This upmarket establishment houses a huge range of tables for all budgets and is a great place to spend your vacation, or you could even play some online Poker while lazing in the sun on the beach!
The Chinese region of Macau has been described as the next best thing to Vegas. A trip to Macau can be extremely rewarding if you want to explore the magnificent casinos, eat at some of the best restaurants in the world and enjoy the vibrant nightlife.
Known as the Asian gambling capital, Macau has grown in popularity over the years and is now a popular stopover on the PokerStars Asian Pacific Tour. As with Vegas, there are plenty of swanky venues to choose from, including the Venetian which appears in all the guidebooks. The best action though can be found at Casino Macau and Casino Babylon both of which offers a good assortment of tables for both novices and high rollers.
Australia and Melbourne in particular is a destination on most people’s travel bucket list. Home to a laid-back beach culture, the city offers a perfect blend of cultural immersion, historical sites, golden beaches and world-class restaurants. This is the perfect family destination while still offering something for enthusiasts.
Situated at the centre of the city is the Crown Casino complex nestled alongside the Yara River. The complex is home two upmarket hotels as well as an assortment of cafés, shops, restaurants and of course the casino itself. Home to the PokerNews Cup and the Aussie Millions, the Crown features some of the finest card rooms in the world with cash games and tables for all budgets.
Not only is Las Vegas the biggest gambling destination on the planet, it also happens to be the best place for enthusiasts to test their skills. With over 32 casinos on the Strip alone, Vegas is known for its extravagant gambling halls, insane nightlife, exclusive dining, sporting events, theatre shows and music events. There is so much to do and see in Vegas that it will take over a week to visit the main attractions.
Vegas is also the home of competitive Poker, being that it is where the WSOP main event is held. For casual players, there are dozens of options to choose from with every type of cash game and tournament imaginable. Catering for all skill levels, all budgets and all styles, Las Vegas is the premier destination for Poker enthusiasts.