No matter where you go in the world, you can find a place to play poker. But the best poker casinos offer something the other places don’t: attention to detail.
Here’s a look at some of the best poker rooms in the world.
Wynn/Encore – Las Vegas, Nevada
Sporting 28 poker tables, the Wynn’s poker room offers cash games and tournaments, Texas hold’em and pot-limit Omaha, HDTV sets all around, and even a sports betting window inside the room.
And the Wynn Classic series is among the best in the world for poker tournaments, features dozens of events with enormous prize pools. The $1,600 Main Event, held this summer while the World Series of Poker at the Rio, paid out $3.3 million alone.
Aria – Las Vegas, Nevada
Aria has pretty much everything you expect from the best live poker rooms. Two daily poker tournaments have natural appeal, but cash poker games are where Aria shines. You can play limit and no-limit hold’em, Omaha hi/lo, pot-limit Omaha, seven-card stud, draw, and mixed games here.
Aria is also the home of the Super High Roller Bowl, which won the American Poker Award for Best Event of the Year.
Casino Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain
The European Poker Tour has made Casino Barcelona a regular stop since its earliest days, and it’s easy to see why.
Whether you’re interested in cash or tournaments, Casino Barcelona has it all. You can play no-limit Texas Hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, and dealer’s choice cash games. Multi-table tournaments with affordable buy-ins run daily, and of course there are major festivals with millions of euros on the line.
Dusk Till Dawn – Nottingham, England
In the United Kingdom, Dusk Till Dawn is the place to go if you want to play poker live tournaments.
In business for 12 years now, DTD is poker-only, and it offers some of the best poker tournaments in all of Europe. You can play a wide range of cash games at different limits, plus the small buy-in live tournaments that helped the room make its name.
Wynn Macau – Macau SAR, China
Macau is best known for table gaming, but it also has a reputation for accommodating poker’s high rollers. Wynn Macau is no exception. Tournaments are harder to come by these days than they used to be, but cash games with blinds from HK$25/50 up to HK$500/1,000 run all the time. And larger games run regularly when the high rollers request them — which means there’s usually a high-stakes game going.
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