What if you could combine an epic getaway with all the card playing your heart desires? Well you can, with these brilliant poker holiday destinations.
We’re taking you on a whistle-stop tour of some of the finest poker playing holiday destinations on earth.
The best poker holiday destinations
There’s no way we could leave Las Vegas out of our list of fantastic poker holiday destinations. From playing a pivotal role in the popularity of Texas hold’em to playing host to the WSOP, Vegas is definitely a hotspot of poker action.
It’s got a fascinating history in its own rite and there are just a wealth of things to see and do. From Michelin starred restaurants to incredible shows, Las Vegas is a whole lot of fun.
But back to the poker. Caesars Palace, Bellagio and The Venetian are all incredible places to play. In all of these rooms, you should find action to suit a range of different budgets, as well as daily tournaments with juicy guaranteed prize pools.
Looking for some luxury? It’s got to be Monte Carlo all the way! For well over 150 years, this has been a legendary spot for gambling in Europe. In fact, the European roulette wheel was even invented here!
When it comes to gambling of any kind, Monte Carlo in Monaco is one of Europe’s truly brilliant destinations. And that is true too for poker!
Now, because of Monte Carlo’s exclusivity, some casinos are invitation-only. So unless you rub shoulders with celebs or billionaires, you might not get that invite. But there are plenty of options that are open to all punters. Some of our favourites include Casino Cafe de Paris and the famous Casino de Monte Carlo.
Asia is an exciting place to play poker. Some of the hot new variants like Six Plus Hold’em were popular in Asia long before they took hold elsewhere. And that’s why we had to have an Asian city on our list of top poker holiday destinations.
Philippines’ capital Manila ticks every single box when it comes to a bucket list poker holiday. It’s got tropical weather and incredible experiences outside of gambling. Go traveling to find some of the most breathtaking scenery of your life. Or soak up all the action that Manila city life has on offer.
And when it comes to poker, there is just so much choice. Some of our favourite spots include Entertainment City, a complex made up of three international casinos, Malate, home to two poker clubs, and Resorts World, which has 24-hour cash games.
Africa isn’t known for its free access of gambling. However, in South Africa, there are a number of places you can go to legally play poker. And they’re a lot of fun, to boot!
Apart from the poker, South Africa is an incredible country. From its fascinating history to cosmopolitan cities to incredible wildlife, this is one holiday you won’t ever forget.
And these casinos can also rival the action in many other parts of the world. If you’re in Johannesburg, there are plenty of places that deserve a visit. We love Emperor’s Palace, Montecasino and Gold Reef City, which also sports a theme park.