Online poker has been a groundbreaking invention, offering millions of poker players from all over the world the chance to pit their wits against each other. Sites such as Bovada poker attract thousands of players every day, many of these players dream about treating themselves to a holiday in one of the world’s premier poker destinations, take the opportunity to get away from the computer screen and test their skills against the best in the world face-to-face. Here are five of the best places to visit if you are serious about making that dream come through.
#1 San Remo, Italy
Located in the Lipuria region of Italy this is the Mediterranean premier poker holiday destination. It offers you the opportunity to assess the skills you have developed online to the test in one of the most picturesque areas of the world. A regular stop on the European Poker Tour, it has everything a poker tourist could possibly want, casinos, sea, the sun and great food. Some of Italy’s best poker players call the Casino San Remo home and they have regular tournaments and no limit cash tables suitable for all abilities. This is also a perfect place to take the whole family, and at the same time you can enjoy your favorite hobby. There are plenty of things for the whole family to do.
2# Macau, China
If you are looking for somewhere more exotic, then look no farther than Macau. This is truly a once in a lifetime destination for poker players. Described as the Las Vegas of Asia, it is now a frequent stop on the PokerStars Asian Pacific Poker Tour. Some of the best action is to be found in the Casino Macau Palace and the Casino Babylon. Each offers tables to suit all abilities and limits. Macau is truly the perfect location for the more adventurous poker player. Outside of the poker rooms you get a chance to experience the unique culture of Macau. This little island was once a Portoguese trading post and today it has a mix of two contrasting cultures. Go to the top of the Macau Tower to experience a panoramic view that is hard to beat.
3# Monte Carlo, Monaco
This is the original of the species when it comes to up market gambling. Made famous by Ian Fleming in his novel Casino Royale and later in the movie of the same name. The iconic Monte Carlo Casino is the ideal location for a poker vacation. It hosts the European Poker Tour Grand Finale every year and also offers a wide range of tables to suit all budgets and abilities. Outside of the casinos themselves the city is stunning and is home to its own F1 Grand Prix and numerous other attractions. Monte Carlo is home to some of the World’s wealthiest people, this is reflected in the harbour full of multi million dollar yachts and the hillsides full of stunning architecture.
#4 Barcelona, Spain
Offering a superb mix of culture and casinos, Barcelona has become a must visit location for any adventurous poker player. El Casino de Barcelona hosts an EPT event every year and also offers a huge selection of tables. They also have a wide selection of machines and other card tables to choose from. Outside of the casinos you can enjoy the beach, stunning architecture and some of the finest food Spain has to offer. If you are looking to do something special outside of the poker room you should definitely visit the Camp Nou, and take in a FC Barcelona football game, at full capacity it holds nearly 100,000 people.
#5. Las Vegas, | United States.
You cannot have a list of poker destinations without Las Vegas. Located in the state of Nevada, it is the world’s No.1 poker destination, offering over 30 casinos to choose from on the famous Vegas Strip alone and many more in the surrounding areas. You will never find yourself short of a table to play on. Binions is a favorite for low stake players with tables starting as low as $2 and $4 blinds, or if you are looking for a high stakes game you can walk over to the Bellagio, one of the world’s top casinos and try to get a seat in “Bobby’s Room” a hangout for many of the worlds best professional poker player. Whatever your holiday needs, Vegas will not disappoint.