East Asia Poker
East Asia Poker Tournament Guide | Hold 'em Information
For a list of countries in East Asia, select a country from the list on the right. Only countries in East Asia with poker rooms are listed.
East Asia Poker Information
While Poker is not as big in the East as it is in the west, it certainly is growing. The two major tournaments here are the Asian Poker Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour. Both have a big following and the circuit is getting bigger and larger every year. You will find both The Asian Poker Tour and Asia Pacific Poker Tour stopping in most of the following countries: Cambodia, Macau the Philippines, even mainland China.
If you're looking for quick games (inside the poker rooms of casinos) - then its a little trickier because not all Asian casinos have live poker. If you're in Macau, no doubt, you're in luck. But still you need to check to make sure they have tables before booking. Some of the best places in Cotai are going to be PokerStars Live Macau at the City of Dreams or the Venetian's Poker Room. In the City of Macau, You have Poker King Club in the awesome Galaxy StarWorld Casino, or right next door you can find good games at the Wynn Poker Room. We wouldn't recommend anywhere else currently.
In Cambodia there is Queenco Poker which has a really hopping although small poker room with No Limit Holdem, Omaha and more. It seems like quite the scene over there (if you have not, check out some of the threads at twoplustwo forum!).
Casinos in the Philippines are starting to offer poker tables and poker rooms to poker players in many of the casinos. Poker players will find the poker scene in the Philippines to be spread about in many areas, but the best games can be found at the new Solaire High Stakes Poker Room, Resorts World Manila, Metro Card Club and Masters Poker Club. Check out the complete list of poker rooms in the Philippines.
Gambling in the Republic of Korea will turn up a poker game or two if one were looking for a poker game. Many of the casinos cater to poker players as the game is gaining acceptance here in Korea as its popularity grows.
In addition to NL Texas Hold'em, Omaha and Stud are gaining in popularity. Obviously Pai Gow and some other Asian varieties are alls quite popular. Far East Asia poker games follow the same rules as do poker games in other parts of the world.