Poker is not just a game of cards, it’s a way of life. If we say “Poker paves the way of life” then it will not be incorrect. Poker comes with its own culture, lifestyle and habits at times from which no poker player can be untouched. Travelling is an essential part of a poker player’s life. To meet people with same poker passion players have to travel to different destinations if they prefer to explore poker world with great opportunities. In this article we will take you through some of the best poker destinations of the world and of India.
Best Poker Vacations Destinations around the world –
1. Las Vegas Nevada USA
Considered as dream destination for any gambler, Las Vegas is home to the world’s most renowned casinos, gambling clubs and is the preferred destination of poker lovers. Vegas never sleeps neither do its poker rooms. Las Vegas is home to world’s largest number of poker rooms, almost 58 of them. Tournaments running all the time with all levels of buy-ins Vegas becomes an obvious choice. Vegas also offers economical hotel options, cheap car rentals, excellent connectivity and gathering of large number of poker players. Las Vegas is home to the biggest poker festival in the form of World Series of Poker
2. Aruba, Caribbean
Another very popular poker vacation destination of the world, Aruba offers everything that any poker player wishes to have. Sand beaches, surfing, water sports and casinos. Life seems to be fun on this sand land with high rise hotels and Caribbean stud poker.
3. Atlantic City, USA
Regarded as the Vegas of The east, Atlantic City has everything to offer for poker players. Not vast and diverse as Vegas but definitely home to luxurious casinos like Borgata. Taj Mahal is another casino which has great poker action to offer with exciting tournaments and the amazing stud action.
Apart from these there are many other poker destinations like Macau, Monte-Carlo, Curacao, Bahamas, Shreveport are the other renowned names.
Best Poker Vacations Destinations in India –
India’s own Las Vegas, Goa is the hot favourite destination for poker players. Parties, casinos, beaches, water sports and poker players everything can be found so easily here. Goa is home to India’s largest number of live casinos and poker rooms. Exotic resorts, restaurants, large variety of hotels, cheap transportation makes this place an ideal destination for poker vacations. Currently there are four offshore casinos in Goa, Casino Deltin Royale, Casino Deltin Jaqk, Casino Pride and Casino Carnival.
One of the very few places where casinos are allowed to operate in India, Gangtok is home to luxurious poker rooms. Especially famous as a hot favourite destination among high rollers in India, Gangtok has poker rooms named Mahjong and Casino Sikkim. Apart from casinos and poker rooms Gangtok is also famous for scenic and natural beauty.
Home of Golden Aces which is one of the most renowned poker leagues in India. The Silicon valley of India attracts a lot of poker traffic now. It was a historic day for poker in India when the Bangalore High Court had ruled poker as a game of skill and playing poker in recreational clubs was permitted. This has led to a lot of poker traffic going to Bangalore to play in these poker rooms.