Vacation Spots with great casinos

Aight fellow degenerate poker players and other monekys.

I haven't used a single vacation day so I'm trying to use some before the end of the year. Been thinking about couple categories, but all of them are centered around casinos because I want to play some poker. I'm open to suggestions on specific spots, hotels, etc...

Overall I'm thinking about taking off a week or a little less and spending $5000 max (maybe that's not realistic?).

Thanks to Covid, my options are limited but here it goes.

1) Somewhere in the Caribbean. Heard there are couple nice all inclusive resorts with casinos. But too many options and I can't tell the difference. Will be traveling solo.

2) Hit up Vegas. I was originally planning on playing in couple low stakes WSOP games but you know Coivd happened... If I go this route, I'll be convincing my poker buddy from college to tag along. Downside, not sure if it's safe COVID wise.

3) Macau. Heard it's open for business. Will be traveling solo or with the said friend. Downside, don't want to blow up 2 grand on a flight and end up sleeping through all of it thanks to jet lag.

Thanks.

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Sep 11, 2020 - 4:22pm

Be careful about the Caribbean - not too many of the resorts have poker rooms in their casinos. It's 100% tourists looking to get drunk and lose at slots lol. There are some, but the big resorts like Atlantis don't have one.

Sep 12, 2020 - 12:22am

Atlantis used to have a poker tourney every year from 2005 - 2019 called the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. It would be pretty cool to play there. 

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Sep 12, 2020 - 12:41am

I know its kind of a gimme to say this but I have heard cool things about visiting Monaco and they have a few casinos I think.

Dayman?
Sep 16, 2020 - 11:23am

I've never been and it's definitely a no go with COVID but Macau I've heard is incredible. 45 minute ferry ride from Hong Kong.

If you're willing to go to Macau, I'd suggest looking into Syndey. They have a great casino in Darling Harbor that I spent way too much time in when I studied abroad. The sportsbook there is also solid and you can find betting machines in many local bars. 

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Sep 17, 2020 - 10:36am

Danger Zone

I've never been and it's definitely a no go with COVID but Macau I've heard is incredible. 45 minute ferry ride from Hong Kong.

If you're willing to go to Macau, I'd suggest looking into Syndey. They have a great casino in Darling Harbor that I spent way too much time in when I studied abroad. The sportsbook there is also solid and you can find betting machines in many local bars. 

Also, Melbourne has Crown casino. I've played poker there - it's a pretty good poker room.

https://www.crownmelbourne.com.au

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Sep 16, 2020 - 12:21pm

I was in Vegas about a month ago. Not as busy as usual, but still popping. Didn't catch the 'rona, they've got temperature scanners at all the entrances too (non-intrusive, distance scans, just walk by). Go to vegas.

Sep 7, 2021 - 3:30am

Pre-lockdown poker was my passion that I spent most of my time on. That's the reason why I decided to go to Vegas, but I realized that I was very used to this way of gambling. At the moment, the local casinos in my city are still closed, and I don't think they will ever open again. This quarantine changed a lot of my outlook on life.
I found an alternative in the form of casinos not on gamstop. Such online sites before it seemed to me toy and not real, but now I try to bet there every day.

Sep 7, 2021 - 4:24am

Monaco.

You might meet MonacoMonkey there I think

Never discuss with idiots, first they drag you at their level, then they beat you with experience.

Dec 24, 2021 - 9:05am

I agree with neink. Monako is a really good place for "offline" casinos. But u can try at first online casinos. I know a lot of review sites. But most of all I prefer the reviews here https://ecasinos.ph/casino-bonuses/no-deposit-bonuses/ the more information you collect, the better you will be. When looking for a gambling establishment, feel free to read what others have to say. There are many expert reviews on the internet in addition to reviews from other players. If you are unsure of what you are doing, read the reviews carefully. This gives you the opportunity to see what everyone is doing.

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